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It was decided this morning to extend the trench 1m x 3m to the south in order to gain a better understanding of the stratigraphy discovered of Locus 17 yesterday afternoon (highly carbonized soil in SW corner).  Locus 16 and Locus 17 were officially declared at the start of the morning.  Opening photos, coordinates and elevations were taken.

Opening Coordinates and Elevations

Locus 17

SW  136 E / 36 S   27.53m AE

NW  136 E / 35 S   27.53m AE

NE  139 E / 35 S   27.83m AE

SE  139 E / 36 S   27.68m AE

Locus 16

SW  136 E / 37 S   28.53m AE

NW  136 E / 36 S   28.61m AE

NE 139 E / 36 S   28.63m AE

SE  139 E / 37 S   28.56m AE


Eight complete pick passes were made this morning, moving west to east, across the surface of Locus 16.  Roughly 40cm of dirt was cleared by lunch.


This afternoon we began with a ninth pick pass across the surface of Locus 16.  The stump located along the south wall of this extension was removed, followed by six additional complete pick passes.  Patches of carbon were spotted in this soil at about 55cm down, as well as small to medium sized rocks.  The soil began a light a loose dark brown, quickly moving to a dense, clay-like, olive-tinted brown with large roots.

Material Totals:

Locus 16

4 bowls of terracotta

10 fragments of bone

1 latte box of pottery

4 special finds

Special Find #1

Cavetto Fragment

Locus 16

28.35m AE

138.43 E / 37.44 S

Special Find #2

Spindle Whorl

Locus 16

28.21m AE

136.95 E / 37.65 S

Special Find #3

Cavetto Fragment

Locus 16

28.21m AE

138.02 E / 37.26 S

Special Find #4

Bronze Slag

Locus 16

28.11m AE

137.5 E / 37.29 S

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Alisa M. Augenstein, Dustin B. Brownell. "AMA/DBB I (2008-07-24):159-168; 24/7/08 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro South Flank/Tesoro South Flank 4/2008, ID:602/Locus 13". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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