Opened a new opeperation on Aparani Berd (operation 16). This operation is on the western terrace and was identified as a suitable candidate from the gpr data. We opened a 4x4 trench that has already had a map point taken. Today we removed the top soil and went approx 5 cm down. I closed out 3 ceramic bags and have 1 obsidian and 1 bone open. We have not had a soil change. Tomorrow I will open a new locus.