Preservation works have been carried for clearing of weeds, the area with still visible archaeological remains was identified and we proceeded to the registration and reading of the archaeological site.
The clearing allowed the clear observation of the property and its surroundings, giving rise to some evidence that helped the continuity of the works.
There were three surveys: one inside the Tower, a second in the upper deck and the last one on the lower deck.
The defensive walls were also cleaned, revealing a construction technique that involved regular apparel, shale and quartzite masonry, interrupted occasionally by rocky outcrops and filled with small fragments of shale.
On the lower deck, the wall that holds the respective lands extends towards south, disappearing by the successive collapses of the upper platform, according to the archaeological report.
The interior survey, of 120 by 120 cm, close to the walls of the northeast corner, revealed the following stratigraphy:
Layer 0.0 - Dead layer under loose soil with roots and rocks;
Layer 0.1 - Layer of loose mortar of grey colour;
Layer 0.2 - Brown soil, with stones and lumps of mortar;
Layer 0.3 - Brown thinner soil; rocky strata.
The second survey, on the upper deck, near the inner face of the wall on the northeast side, 200 by 200 cm, allowed to find the following stratigraphy:
Layer 0.0 - Top layer, dark grey hue, with many roots, little rocks and sand;
Layer 0.1 - Very dark soil, with many large stones;
Layer 0.2 - Brown soil, with many roots and small and medium-sized stones;
Layer 0.3 - Very dark soil, homogeneous, with many large and medium-sized rocks;
Layer 0.4 - Dark brown soil, homogeneous and compact;
Layer 0.5 - Yellowish brown soil, muddy, very compact.
The removal of some stones showed the existence of an astraight wall, with a south to north orientation, with only one visible face, since the other is now destroyed.
In the defensive wall there was proof of the existence of a primitive wall, corresponding to the lowest wall, identified from the outside, extending into the inside, with a width of about 150 cm, on which another wall, narrower, about 50 cm wide would have been built.
The latest survey, conducted on the north side, next to the wall of the lower deck, revealed a homogeneous layer of earth, very dark, with many fragments of reddish clay, mixed with small fragments of thin black ceramics. The survey was incomplete by the appearance of a quartzite layer to the west, which decreased the work area.
The archaeological work listed 419 pieces of household pottery, especially 41 edges, 12 funds, 31 decorated, four wings and 331 without shape. The analysis of these fragments revealed homogeneous masses with medium-sized and small quartz, white and black mica, perfectly visible on the surfaces.
The drying is mostly narrow. Some examples of drying tend to be oxidising or a result of iron oxides. The finishing is manual, the internal surfaces often lack smoothing and the external surfaces are mostly rough, argues the aforementioned report. The soot that appears in several fragments reveals their use on fire, even because most are pans.
Several metallic iron objects, including a knife/sickle, a nail, an arrowhead and a fragment of what would have been the stem of an arrowhead also appeared.