We kept removing stones from the partition wall (the foundation has now been totally unearthed). In the fill at the southern part of floor, we found 12 vessels, most of which were handle-less conical cups, along with a bell-shaped cup, a miniature cup, and a milk jug. In addition, we discovered three grinders, a quartz crystal, some bones, and carbonized wood.
Field Notes 2009
We continued to remove the fallen stones from the partition wall, excavating a total of five layers. We also started to reveal the well-preserved foundation of the wall. Once again, we found bones, burnt wood, and numerous sherds. We removed a great quantity of small, medium, and large stones in order to investigate any potential underlying structures.
A partition wall that divided rooms 14 and 15 retained evidence of the earthquake that destroyed the site. It also prevented the excavation of the rooms’ floors. So we decided to carefully remove the fallen stones in order to continue the excavation. We took innumerable photographs of the wall and drew it in detail, stone by stone, so we could reconstruct it at a later stage.