Cloudy skies today, but warmer temperatures. The wind is blowing less strongly today. We will remove the last pieces of our Hellenistic wall today (locus 50) and commence removing the clayey locus beneath (locus 51). We hope to reach the ashy layer beneath locus 51 today.
Rocks encountered in locus 51 have halted our progress towards the layer of ashy fill. These newly uncovered rocks extend from the mid-trench intersection to the citadel wall. Tomorrow's work will establish if this is a wall extension or simply rubble fall.