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10 July 2008


Began work today by starting to remove the stones of the archaic wall in Locus 12 . We are removing them moving south to north. Any stones that have not been trowled down to their bottons will be further defined then removed. The stones from the wall will be dumped roughly 20m north of the trench inside the courtyard of the archaic building. No work will be done inside Locus 11 , the space of feature A to the west of the archaic wall until the stones have been removed underneath the current layer of stones more large stones are beginning to appear some in excess of .50m in length. We will continue to remove the current layer of stones and define those under them. We are beginning to recover a larger amount of material from underneath the first layer of stones including pottery, bone, and larger (up to 17cm) pieces of tile. The majority of this material is coming from the area between 25.5m S. and 24.5m S. There are small inclusions of carbon. Continuing to define the spread of rocks to prepare for photographs. While defining a small bit of disintegrating bronze was found in the soil but none could be recovered. Photographs taken



Diagram of second rock spread.

We will now continue working in Locus 12 and remove this layer of stones and the soil associated with it. The soil remains the same as it was in the previous layer of stones and the material seems consistant. While troweling under this layer of stones we have begun to come across a slightly reduced amount of tile. A yellowish claylike, soil is beginning to appear under the rocks in the southern half of Locus 12 . This soil appears to be devoid of material and could be a leveling soil associated with the archaic wall's construction. We will now continue to difine its extent.


Continued trowling to define the soil change and to remove the last of the rocks from the second layer.




The new soil is yellow brown and very crumbly and we seem to have found its extent (see diagram). We are now leveling the rest of Locus 12 with trowels. Declaring Locus 13 over the area of the new soil. The Locus consits of a yellow brown crumbly soil which has little to no material and is likely a leveling stratum for the archaic wall. Its coordinates and elevations are:

A: 138.55E / 25.64S; 28.58 A.E.

B: 138.75E / 24.75S; 28.57 A.E.

C: 139.30E / 24.82S; 28.53 A.E.

D: 139.25E / 25.17S; 28.49 A.E.

E; 138.92E / 25.58S; 28.53 A.E.

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We are now beginning to trowl doen into Locus 13 . In the southern area of Locus 13 we are beginning to uncover a new soil. This soil is a medium brown soil with yellowish flecks. The soil I smottled and has inclusions of carbon as well as an increase in material. The soil seems analogus to the soil of Locus 3 . We will now define its exterior.

Materials Recovered

Locus 12 Terracotta 1 bowl; 6-7 large frags (10-17cm)

Locus 12 Pottery 29 sherds

Locus 12 Bone 23 pieces

Locus 13 Pottery 9 sherds

Locus 13 Bone 3 pieces


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Kelly M. Hepp, Christopher B. O Connor. "KMH/CO I (2008-07-10):67-74 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro South Flank/Tesoro South Flank 2/2008, ID:600/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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