Things in East Terminal Wall have been heating up--or rather cooling down--as we are currently deep enough both to have created our own shade and to be excavating in a relatively moist soil around various, confusing, architectural features. Today further revealed what may be a buttressing feature attached to the stone portion of ETW, which additionally is abutted by a potential channel feature. Christina and I had a blast contorting ourselves in order to approach the features, which have left us feeling a bit puzzled and quite sore. Currently, it seems as if there are three distinct phases of this section of ETW: 1.) the unmortared stone wall, 2.) a bricked wall covered with cocciopesto, a water proofing material, and 3) a somewhat haphazard mortar and stone buttressing phase. Hopefully the last few days of excavation will clear everything up!