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Thursday, July 16 th 2015


Work in the morning began by clipping the roots throughout the trench. Once all of the roots were clipped, pick passes began across the entire trench starting in the eastern 3 x 1 meter section and moving to the west. The soil is still rock filled with organic material and small amounts of tile and pottery continue to be recovered throughout the trench. In addition, a small possible bronze pin was found in the eastern half of the trench.

Special Find #1

Possible Bronze Pin

Locus 2

39.48 S, 104.96 E

181 cm BD / 27.11 m AE

After the last of the loose dirt was picked up from the last pick pass, the roots were clipped and the baulks between T 78 + 79 and T 77 + 79 were taken down to the level of the trench T 79.

After the baulk trims were scraped down, a third pick pass began in the eastern half of the trench. There appears to be large rocks just beneath the surface in the northeastern corner, however in a rough circular patch near the southeastern corner, the soil is softer and the ground is easier to pick. Due to the presence of the tops of the larger rocks consistent with those in size in T 77 , from now on hand picks and trowels will be used to excavate the western 3 x 1 area of the trench. Additionally, several medium to large rocks are continuing to appear in the center meter area, roughly in line with the rocks in T 77 .


The afternoon began by using hand picks and trowels to expose the rocks appearing throughout the trench, moving west to east until level with T 77 and the rocks are easier to view. Additionally, for the time

being, the soil will be sorted by hand directly into buckets instead of using the wheelbarrow. After the trench was scraped down once, a second scraping of the entire trench began again, starting back in the westernmost edge of the trench and moving to the east. More medium to large rocks area appearing in a somewhat linear diagonal across the middle of the trench. Once all the loose dirt was collected, end of day elevations were taken.

End of Day Elevations:

NW: 186 cm BD / 27.06 m AE

NE: 183 cm BD / 27.09 m AE

SE: 192 cm BD / 27 m AE

SW: 196 cm BD / 26.96 m AE

Daily Counts:

Tile: 1 \xbc bowls

Pottery: 69 pieces

Bone: 1 fragment

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Melissa L. Ludke. "MLL III (2015-07-16):47-52; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 79/2015, ID:702/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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