Site 1, Unit 1: Layer 2:1

Site 1

Group 2

Unit 1

Layer 2:1



After removing the spit labelled 1:4 the soil colour and texture had changed enough to change the layer designation. The spit is sterile in terms of material culture. There is one, t-shaped feature, east of jar 01020093 but it was very shallow, < 4 cm. In extension 1B a large limestone boulder was uncovered and some sandstone blocks are visible at the same level. These latter, disappear into the baulk. Human bone and teeth were found to rest upon the limestone block and this was labelled Burial 3. Some iron fragments (cat. 47) and charcoal (cat. 46) were found when the limestone block was removed. Just 1 cm deeper than these objects were a cranial fragment and three more teeth. More iron (belonging to cat. 47) in the shape of a wide band or ring also associated with human remains. Burial 3 also rendered a very small and roughly made carnelian bead (cat. 50) and one small indo-pacific blue bead (cat. 51) both found in the screen. Teeth and bone fragments and a ceramic vessel fragment were found close to the surface of 2:3. The ceramic sherds (cat. 52) were located at 1063.65 asl. In 1B underneath Jar 01020061, a piece of chlorite sits directly under the jar - it is positioned such that it appears to have, perhaps, been used to level the jar when originally put in place. There is no real evidence of a cut around the jar and the base of the jar is gently curved.


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