Anzac Gallipoli Archaeology Database

Artefact Artefact scatter
Feature ID:
657
Artefact No.:
Artefact scatter
Survey Date:
18 September 2012
Lone Pine
Period:
c.1915
Turkish
Deployed By:
Unknown
Length (cm):
Width (cm):
Preservation:
good
Associated Feature:
657
Ceramic Glass Metal
Photographed:
Yes
Description:
Artefact scatter of non-insitu aretfacts along eroded modern dirt road that acts as a watercourse during heavy rain (A489 - A561). The modern dirt track/road from Lone Pine cemetery down to the well F656 has much evidence of erosion by water. It obviously acts as a watercourse during heavy rainfall and snow-melt, and there is a large amount of deposition of rubbish, artefacts and soil from higher up the hill. Many artefacts were visible on the surface of this feature and so it was decided to record and collect each artefact. All ceramics were collected, but only artefacts from 1915 era and earlier were collected and documented. The survey was begun at the bottom/south end and moved uphill. The track is a composed of a pale yellow silty-sand, particularly at its lower (more southern) end and with some grass coverage at the southern end, where it is 4m wide. There are river-worn pebbles of different sizes and colours. An erosion gully has been cut down into the north-western/western side of the track by water action. The higher sections are more stoney and have more building rubble from a large dump three-quarters of the way up the slope. Segment 1 of this scatter was from the southern end of the track/road at the well F656, then 30m up to a bend. Segment 2 of this scatter was from a bend 30m up from the southern end, to the next bend, approx. 37m uphill. Segment 3 then continues from the bend approx. 34m uphill to the next slight bend. Segment 4 of this scatter was approx. 37m long, from one bend to the next. Section 5 is approx. 30m long from bend to bend.

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Photographs are the work of Antonio Sagona.