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21 July 2017

AM

Work began using hand picks and trowels to level out the extension and look for soil corresponding to Locus 3.  Due to it appearing that stones in Locus 4 and 6 are related both to one another and to stones in CA89, all stone features across CA87 loci are being defined and the soil between them is being very carefully removed and sorted.  All potentially diagnostic bone will also be found.  A diagnostic bone fragment was found.

 

Special Find #27: diagnostic bone

28.67E/25.32S

26.86 mAE

 

Two more diagnostic bone fragments were found.

 

Special Find #28:  diagnostic bone

28.17E/26.57S

26.79 mAE

 

Special Find # 29: diagnostic bone

28.15E/26.57S

26.79 mAE

 

More of the porous non-native stone was found.

 

Special Find #30: non-native stone

29.14E/25.22S

26.88 mAE

 

Another diagnostic bone was found

 

Special Find #31: diagnostic bone

29.48E/25.94S

26.87 mAE

 

While defining further in Locus 4, a diagnostic bone was found.

 

Special Find #32: diagnostic bone

29.07E/27.10S

26.81 mAE

 

In Locus 6, more non-native stone was found.

 

Special Find #33: non-native stone

28.95E/25.32S

26.89 mAE

 

More of the stone was found in two places.

 

Special Find #34: non-native stone

28.93E/25.54S

26.91 mAE

 

Special Find #35: non-native stone

28.54E/25.56S

26.84 mAE

 

Still in Locus 6, a diagnostic bone and decorated rocchetto fragment were found.

 

Special Find #36: diagnostic bone

28.39E/26.05S

26.79 mAE

 

Special Find #37: decorated rocchetto

28.11E/25.46S

26.88 mAE

 

Some carbon was found near the SW corner of Locus 6.  More was revealed in the same area.  Some lighter, hard packed soil was uncovered in the S end of the extension, adjacent to the Locus 4 stone feature.  The surrounding soil will be brought to level carefully using trowels to determine if it is an ancient surface.  In Locus 6, a partially vitrified piece of terra cotta was found.

 

Special Find #38: partially vitrified terra cotta

28.97E/25.88S

26.85 mAE

 

PM

Work continued scraping the locus down carefully with trowels to the level of the possible surface.  Some concentration of pottery sherds is being found in one spot, around 1m from the N wall of the extension and 75cm from the W.  The surface seems possibly deliberate, and so it was decided to clean up the locus, defining stones, clipping roots, and trimming the baulk.  Any finds from the baulks will be treated as coming from a separate locus.  Approximately 3 buckets worth of Locus 6 soil was set aside for flotation testing.  While trimming, more porous stone was found in Locus 6.

 

Special Find #39: non-native stone

28.73E/25.06S

26.88 mAE

 

Any additional stone like this will be collected in bulk.  Closing elevations were taken.

 

Closing Elevations (extension):

NW: 26.86 mAE

NE: 26.98 mAE

SE: 26.87 mAE

SW: 26.76 mAE

 

End of Day Totals:

Locus 4:

Terra Cotta: 1 piece

Bone: 2 fragments

 

Locus 6:

Terra Cotta: ¼ bowl

Pottery: 46 sherds

Bone: 64 fragments

 

Baulk Trim:

Terra Cotta: 1/8 bowl

Pottery: 10 sherds

Bone: 10 sherds

Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Document Type Trench Book Entry
Start Page 61
End Page 71
Trench Book Entry Date 2017-07-21
Entry Year 2017
Trench CA87
Title CA87 (AJM) excavation, p. 61-71
Entry Type Excavation
Property or Relation Value(s)
Temporal Coverage
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Arthur J. Maroney. "CA87 (2017-07-21):61-71; Excavation from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A87/CA87 2017". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/17183e5e-7496-4500-b579-3f20985254b3>

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