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Daily Log 22/7/11

22/7/11

AM

The eastern third of the trench was picked to reveal more of the patches of bluish soil, since a lot of the olive still remains in the trench. More bluish soil is coming up in the southern part of the pass, but it eludes us in the northern part. The pick pass was then leveled and rocks defined. Less terracotta was recovered than on previous days passes. A pick pass was done in the western third of the trench. The soil here remains an olive color. While picking a piece of terracotta with impression was recovered (SF#1). Soil was shoveled into buckets and sorted in the wheelbarrow. The remaining half of the stump was removed from the trench, this are is much higher due to the roots and is being picked to level it with the rest of the trench. While the stump area is being picked the middle third of the trench was picked. While picking a piece of ridge pole tile was found (SF #2). The soil was shoveled into buckets and sorted at the wheelbarrow. An unusual piece of terracotta was found while sorting (SF #3).

Special Find #1

Impressed Terracotta

Locus 2

38.58W, 88.28S

29.69mAE

Special Find #2

Ridge Pole Tile

Locus 2

36.61W, 89.07S

29.62 mAE

Special Find #3

Unusual Terracotta

Locus 2

NW- 40W, 86.5S

NE- 39W, 86.5S

SE- 39W, 87S

SW- 40W, 87S

~29.74mAE

Another pick pass was started in the western third of the trench. The soil remains olive here and terracotta and pottery is still being found. An unusual piece of terracotta was found (SF#4). The western baulk was trimmed. While cleaning up the soil a frieze plaque fragment was recovered (SF #5). The middle third of the trench was picked, the soil remains olive. Terracotta and pottery is still being found. The northern part of the eastern third was picked. Throughout the trench the soil remains olive, except in the south eastern corner where the bluish soil was uncovered. In the last two

pick passes over the entire trench more rocks were uncovered. These are being defined, but they are randomly scattered throughout the trench and some are fully surrounded by the olive soil. There are several large piece of terracotta found in the pick passes, but again they are randomly scattered.

Special Find #4

Unusual Terracotta

Locus 2

38.76W, 88.07S

29.67 mAE

Special Find #5

Frieze Plaque Fragments

Locus 2

39.30W, 86.74S

29.63 mAE

20110050

20110050

PM

The eastern baulk and northern baulk was trimmed. The western third of the trench was picked in an attempt to uncover any new soil. Terracotta and pottery was found. While defining the rocks in eastern third of trench an unusually thick piece of terracotta was found (SF #6). The middle third of the trench was picked and soil was shoveled into buckets. Terracotta and pottery was found, larger fragments were recovered of roofing tile and pithoi. These fragments are 8-10 cm in size. While picking middle part bluish-gray soil was uncovered towards the southern baulk wall. The eastern third of the trench was picked again, only the northern part was picked to remove the olive soil.

Special Find #6

Thick Terracotta

Locus 2

35.65W, 86.77S

29.59mAE

A pick pass was done in the western third of the trench. Soil was shoveled and sorted at the wheelbarrow. The soil remains olive here. The trench was scraped of all loose soil to allowed for a clearer picture of any soil change. Closing elevations for the week were taken.

Closing Elevations

NW- 29.77 mAE

NE- 29.64 mAE

SE- 29.61 mAE

SW- 29.59 mAE

Center- 29.61 mAE

Bulk Finds

Locus 2

Tile- 7 Bowls

Pottery- 5 lattes

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Suggested Citation

Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC II (2011-07-22):93-104; Daily Log 22/7/11 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 44/2011, ID:636/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/1f7ae1b1-b49a-4b22-870b-8dc7f7b7f7d1>

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