Things finally got interesting! In our room anyway, the guys next door have been finding all sorts of cool stuff like basketry and leather doohickeys. We’ve been plowing through blown-in sand and wall collapse. Had some more discussions about deposit definitions: we’d taken out two brown heavily-organic things as separate “deposits” the last couple of days and today I decided that they were nothing more than blobs of decomposed brick or mortar material. I think this because the organic stuff in the dark brown layers is identical to the straw junk in the bricks/mortar. Hence, I think instead of taking them out separately they can be just taken out with the rest of the combined sand+collapse stuff.
ANYway. . . . we’ve gotten near the floor of the room we’re in and some cool stuff started showing up:
First thing to pop up was this bit of ceiling material, basically reed sticks, but these still have the binding rope attached. These turned out to be fairly long sections:
You can see them in the background there next to the black basket; they’re bound together at the other end, too. Also, you can see two wooden thresholds, one in each doorway. Toward the right end of the one on the left there’s a small square hole, for what I’m not sure yet. But you can also see a large conical pot in the back there, probably sitting on or right above the floor surface.
That’s just a closer view of the pot. Immediately behind Dan’s feet is a large stone vessel, though only the bottom. It’s got a little pot inside of it but we’ve left that in situ for now. There are also a cople of other vessels that just peeked out this afternoon. Hence, we’re getting close to the floor and whatever its associated artifacts are.