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June 17, 2004

Opening Elevations:                                 Students:

  • NW: 104cm Below Datum Point                Kate
  • NE: 95cm BD                                          Nikki
  • SW: 95cm BD
  • SE: 67.5cm BD

7am - 12pm

Photos: 17/6/2004 trench photo from north looking south

Tools: pick axe, trowels, dust pan, buckets, wheelbarrow, plumb bob, line level, tape measure

Soil: gray/brown claylike in locus 2 - yellow/brown soil seen in the baulk walls identifying locus 3

Passes: 1 pick pass through the southern 2/3 of the trench

Began with opening elevations and then work on cleaning the baulk walls. Soil change to locus 3 identified in south baulk wall and southern 2/3 of east and west baulk walls. Soil change not yet identified in center of trench or in north baulk wall. Yellow/brown soil located in pockets throughout the trench.

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Tools: trowels, buckets, dustpan, baulk hammer, pick axe, plumb bob, line level, tape measure

Soil: gray/brown claylike from locus 2 and increasingly yellow/brown throughout the interior of the trench

Passes: no pick passes, trowelled through raised areas

Closing Elevation for day and Locus 2:

  • NW: 104cm Below Datum Point
  • NE: 101cm BD
  • SW: 102.5cm BD
  • SE: 67.5cm BD

Terracotta: 1 bowl

Pottery: 11 pcs incl. 1 rim\xf9

Other: 1 pc bone

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Continued searching for the elusive yellow/brown soil throughout the trench by trowelling the high spots. Decided to declare locus 3 at the end of the day.

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Kathleen Elizabeth Droste. "KED I (2004-06-17):26-29; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 30B/2004, ID:536/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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