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9 July 2014

9 July 2014


Excavation resumed in Locus 3 and Locus 4 and begun in Locus 5 . In Locus 3 , the last 40cm in the northwest corner leveled and some small areas across the rest of the locus leveled as needed. Small concentrations of material being found, including terra cotta.

In Locus 4 , leveling continued beginning along the eastern baulk wall. Some rocks being found beneath those immediately along the baulk wall, being left in situ. Terra cotta and pottery recovered.

In Locus 5 , leveling initiated in the southwestern corner and along the western baulk. Terra cotta, pottery, and bone recovered including a potentially diagnostic fragment, broken during excavation.

Find 1: Diagnostic Bone Fragment


27.44m A.E.

Locus 5

One bucket sieved from Locus 4 , two fragments of pottery, one 5cm in length and one 3cm in length, recovered. Leveling completed in Locus 3 , efforts focused in Loci 4 and 5 . In Locus 4 , rocks are appearing beneath the stones removed in the central portion of the locus. Terra cotta and pottery, sometimes in large fragments, included within the new layer of stone. Along the eastern baulk there is a pan tile included within the stone, exposed to a length of 20-25cm. In Locus 5 , soil is mottled with grey and yellow from patches of deteriorating rock. In Locus 4 , carbon included in the soil amidst the rocks in the central part of the locus, appears to be from root action. One bucket

sieved from Locus 5 , no artifacts recovered. One bucket sieved from Locus 4 , no artifacts recovered. During leveling in Locus 4 , a fragment of a rocchetto head found.

Find 2: Rocchetto Head Fragment


27.50m A.E.

Locus 4

Bucket from Locus 5 sieved, no artifacts recovered. Locus 4 and Locus 5 have been leveled to the elevation of Locus 3 in the eastern meter, while leveling continues in both loci moving westward. One bucket sieved from Locus 5 , no artifacts recovered. A fragment of vitrified terra cotta found in the Locus 4 terra cotta bowl, collected as a find with approximate coordinates and elevations taken.

Find 3: Vitrified Terra Cotta Fragment


27.45m A.E.

Locus 4


Hand picks used in Locus 5 moving west in order to bring it to the same level as the eastern portion of the trench. Pottery sherds roughly 5-7cm in length recovered along with terra cotta.

Dirt removed from around the stones, which have appeared in Locus 4 from under the stones previously removed. These stones appear to be in a linear formation starting in the western baulk wall and running diagonally east from the northern portion of the wall. The linear formation runs to the center where there is a gap and the line possibly continues towards the southeast corner. A few

fragments of pottery and terra cotta recovered.

One bucket sieved from Locus 5 . No artifacts recovered. Leveling continued west. Base of vessel uncovered approximately 10cm wide. Base is in level with trench so is left in situ, but associated fragments are collected. One bucket sieved and nothing recovered. During leveling in Locus 5 a diagnostic bone fragment was recovered.

Find 4: Diagnostic Bone Fragment


27.45m A.E.

Locus 5

Bone fragment approximately 7cm in length exposed positioned in Locus 4 and 5. It is a diagnostic distal end, removed and collected as a special find.

Find 5: Diagnostic Distal End Bone Fragment


27.43m A.E.

Loci 4 and 5

One bucket from Locus 5 sieved, 2 pottery sherds recovered approximately 2-3cm in length. Diagnostic tooth found in Locus 5 .

Find 6: Diagnostic Tooth


27.41m A.E.

Locus 5

Daily Totals:

Locus 3:

Terra cotta: 4 fragments

Pottery: 1 fragment

Locus 4:

Terra cotta: 1/4 bowl

Pottery: 1 latte (44 fragments)

Locus 4 Sieve Finds:

Pottery: 2 fragments

Locus 5:

Terra cotta: 1/5 bowl

Pottery: 1 and 1/3 latte (170 fragments)

Bone: 1/4 latte (35 fragments)

Locus 5 Sieve Finds:

Pottery: 2 fragments

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Ann Elizabeth Glennie. "AEG VIII (2014-07-09):93-106; 9 July 2014 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 62/2014, ID:679/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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