Apparently earlier generations of archaeologists had much different standards when judging what to keep and what to throw out.  Soon every workman was engaged in the exciting task of carefully uncovering a sculpted stone fragment.


Workmen slowly clearing debris from around limestone rubble.

Eventually, the stones were cleared and moved to a different location for more careful study. 

  
(left)  Relief sculpture awaiting recording.  (right)  Tom Logan measures relief fragments.

The whitish soil that had surrounded them was soon cleared and a change in color to a deep red became quite apparent.  In time, the Berkeley team was to discover that this change is color was due to the presence of a large quantity of burnt mudbrick in this area of excavation.


Burnt mudbricks begin to appear out of the red layer.

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