Excavation 2016

In the third year, three trenches were excavated in the area of ​​the Wall in order to examine the preservation and, above all, to collect material for the dating of the foundation. The work was carried out in 9 working days from 14.03. until the 23rd of March 2016. The sections were dug in natural layers and documented in numerous strata. The recovered finds were recorded in 3d with a total station or at least in relation to context and stratum from sieving.

Trench 1 was layed out in the north, near the possible Talaiot and inbetween the two-layered masonry. In the 2.0 m x 1.0 m large section, the bedrock was reached in 0.7 m depth. From the filling, dominated by stones, a total of 407 finds could be recovered. They show a distinct distribution in relation to the depth and their dating, which can be explaned as secondary infill of prehistoric material in a pre-punic building phase. Due to the situation the material is very fragmented, a detailed datation can not be given at the moment.

Trench 2 was layed out next to the east passage with a dimension of 1.7 m x 1.1 m and reached the bedrock after 0.6 m. The trench provided  a total of 833 finds. The distribution of the datatable pottery was strongly intermixed in front of the wall in this area and thus points to a continuous use until the Roman period.

Trench 3 was layed out with 1.0 m x 1.0 m next to the western passage and reached the bedrock after 0.2 m. The 24 preserved finds do not permit any further interpretation of the situation in this area of ​​the archaeological monument.

Trench 1 pottery
stratum bone prehist. punic roman
1     1  
2   17 1 2
3 10 4 1 1
4 86 8 1  
5 45 19    
6 15 3    
7 88 53    
8 10 25    

Distribution of finds in trench 1.
    
Trench 2 pottery
stratum bones prehist. punic roman
1        
2 15 1 6 7
3 31 6 11 5
4 55 4 22 15
5 21 1 13 5
6 103 4 58 34
7 287 12 143 97
8 130 57 28 7

Distribution of finds in trench 2.
3D Modell von Schnitt 1 3D Modell von Schnitt 2 3D Modell von Schnitt 3
3d model of trench 1 (PDF). 3d model of trench 2 (PDF). 3d model of trench 3 (PDF).