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Daily Log 29/7/15



Began with a pick pass in Locus 12 working from the eastern baulk wall towards the stone feature. The soil is dark brown and contains tile and pottery. After around ten more pick passes, yellow and granular soil was noticed in the southwestern region of the locus. A stone was uncovered in the northeastern corner of the locus and upon further excavation a stone was observed underneath it. A hand pick was used to define it.


Excavation continued in Locus 12 . A large stone is located in the northeast with tile underneath. Tile, pottery, and bone have been found in the locus. The goal is to drop the trench floor to match the potential floor surface in VT-7. The soil is now becoming yellowish

and more granular.

Find #1:

Locus 12

Iron slag

305.9 m A.E.

4.583 m S/10.438 m W

Find #2:

Locus 12

Red slip handle

305.883 m A.E.

4.906 m S/10.443 m W

As the floor is approached, there is some pottery and tile found in profile in the floor. The southwest corner contains the yellow granular soil, while the rest of the locus is clay-like and wet.

Closing Elevations for Locus 12 (refer to trench drawing, 149 ):

3. 305.86 m A.E.

4. 305.92 m A.E.

5. 305.85 m A.E.

6.305.98 m A.E.

Closing Totals for Locus 12 :

11 Bowls of Tile and Plaster

203 Sherds of Pottery

12 Pieces of Bone

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Eóin M. O'Donoghue. "VT 8 (2015-07-29):157-162; Daily Log 29/7/15 from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 8/2015, ID:695/Locus 10". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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