Site 1, Unit 1: Layer 1:2

Site 1

Group 2

Unit 1

Layer 1:2



After the removal of the first 10 cm the surface of 1:2 was revealed. The large sandstone disc was removed to reveal the surface of 1:2 and 10 cm of soil removed from the rest of the unit to this level (c. 1064.12 m asl). A concentration of sandstone chips found in 1:1 continued on the surface of 1:2 and was labeled Feature 1. The chips were found also in the extension 1B and formed a kind of a ‘pavement’ similar to the featuers identified by Sayavongkhamdy (n.d.), to the north of jar 01020061. The ‘paving’ of sandstone chips ran 65 cm E-W and was 38 cm wide. Other, larger chips of sandstone were noted in Unit 1 closer to the north baulk and labeled Feature 2. These did not form a pavement as those in Feature 1 did. The removal of the large sandstone disc revealed aligned limestone blocks abutting jar 01020061. Resting atop these blocks were human long bones and some associated artefacts including a ceramic ear plug (cat. 10), two whetstone fragments (cat.s 11 and 18), ceramic sherds (cat. 20) and an agate bead (cat. 21). This feature was labelled as Burial 2. (the burial numbers are out of sequence stratigraphically due to the sequence of excavation). The human remains including adult teeth were found at c. 1064.14 m asl. In the extension 1A a spindle whorl (cat. 33) was found on the surface of 1:2 adjacent to the large siliceous quartz breccia boulder that occupied most of the extension unit. The soil was uniform across the unit and reddish brown in color (5YR 5/3).


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