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Locus II

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Locus II is located south of Locus I, and corresponds to Mound 6 (not included on Healy's map).  It another low mound of about 3 m in height. 


 Locus II unit profile


Preliminary testing indicated subsurface layers of rich organic soil, and high concentrations of artifacts. 

Locus II unit with organic stain


Horizontal excavations at Locus II exposed several floor surfaces, and in one case remains of a collapsed wattle and daub wall.


Collapsed wall on floor at Locus II


Two burial urns were found in Operation 7, in a low-lying area north of Mound 6.  They were positioned one immediately above the other, though it is unclear if they were part of the same mortuary event.


 Locus II burial urn in situ


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