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Date: Aug. 30th '16
Time: 13:40
Title: Structure 9 Extends Farther North!

Image Above: Digging in Operation 132, August 29, 2016.


August 30, 2016 

Structure 9 does extend farther north! On 9 August we established a 1m x 6m unit (Operation 132), running from east to west, immediately north of our previous excavation (photo below). Digging in this unit over the past three weeks has revealed more of the structure (photo above). The section of Structure 9 exposed to date measures 4.57m (15 feet) wide from east to west and 7.92m (26 feet) long from north to south. However, it is clear that the structure continues farther north.

Unfortunately, we are now on the edge of the gravel roadbed and just 3m south of the paved road. And we have been informed by the town that the water and sewer line runs parallel to the road just a short distance to the north of our current excavation. Obviously, this must have destroyed part of the structure.

Over the next few days we will continue our excavations to the east and west of Structure 9. 

Date: Aug. 12th '16
Time: 9:45
Title: Structure 9, August 11, 2016

August 12, 2016

The photo above shows Structure 9 as it looked at about 4:30 pm yesterday (August 11, 2016). Although we can't extend the excavation much farther north because of the road, we have extended it north by 1 metre. We will be digging here for the remainder of this week and next week. 

Date: Aug. 4th '16
Time: 11:24
Title: Structure 9 01

Image Above: Structure 9, July 27, 2016.

Date: Aug. 3rd '16
Time: 11:20
Title: Structure 9 02

Image Above: Structure 9, August 2, 2016.

Date: Aug. 3rd '16
Time: 11:12
Title: Structure 9 03

Image Above: Structure 9, August 3, 2016.

August 4, 2016

Over the past week at the Cupids Cove Plantation PHS our crew has been busy exposing the southwest corner of Structure 9. The three photos above show some of the stages in that process. During the next few days we will be uncovering part of the north end of Structure 9, and, next week, we'll return to our excavations in the pit to the east of the structure. To learn more about Structure 9 and the pit, see the entries for July 21, 2016 and November 6, 2013 below.  


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