Posted by: Aaron Bobik | June 13, 2008

Jacal Roomblock: June 13, 2008

Following our removal of the top layer of sand from the previously excavated southern, western, and eastern walls, we laid out two 2×1 meter units (north is on the left side of the photograph below). These were excavated down 29 centimeters, and a large amount of wall fall (a collapsed portion of an undetermined architectural feature) was exposed. Our goal in laying out the two units was to locate and possibly expose the northern wall. This, however, was not the case, and as of right now, the source of the exposed wall fall is uncertain. It is possible that the wall fall is remnants of the northern wall, but it is just as likely that it is comprised of various pieces of the collapsed roof. After carefully mapping each rock’s location, we will be laying out an adjacent 2×1 meter unit along the exposed portion of the eastern wall in hopes of exposing the rest of that wall, and possibly a corner of the northern wall. Our main goal with the Jacal Roomblock is to determine its relation to the rest of the community structures, and until the remnants of the northern wall are exposed, this will not be possible.

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