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July 9, 2004


We made two pick-passes in the extension and the western end of the original trench.  We have combined Locus 4 Extension with Locus 5 due to the similiar soil and the plaster, bronze flecks, and larger amounts of bone and pottery in both loci.  Therefore, the extension had no soil similiar to the Locus 4 in the main trench (the sandy light brown soil).  Locus 4 is still open in the main trench but we only excavated the edges of it, as we levelled the rest of the trench to the dip of Locus 4 excavated on Wednesday.  In the trench we found small pieces of partially vitrified terracotta, clumps of carbon, and large clumps of plaster.  We removed the tile spread from the SE corner of the trench.


We took one pick-pass in the eastern section of the trench and levelled the surface.  More tile, in smaller quantities than the earlier spread, was exposed in the same area.  There was no locus change today; as of now,

Locus 4 and Locus 5 are still open.  There was no elevation change to Locus 4 today.

Locus 4: 1 piece of pottery; 12 pieces of bulk terrcotta.  Locus 5: 4 cassette of bulk terracotta; 47 pieces of tile with a width or length of 8 cm or more (in addition to the 4 cassette), including 9 flange pieces; 176 pieces of pottery; 33 pieces of bone; 18 pieces of plaster larger than 3 cm in width; 23 flecks of bulk bronze.  Baulk trim: 9 pieces of bulk terracotta; no pottery.

Closing elevations:

  • Center of extension: 153.0 cm b.d.
  • NW corner (main): 154.0 cm b.d.
  • NE corner (main): 142.5 cm b.d.
  • SE corner (main): 141.5 cm b.d.

There were three finds today.


  • Find #1
  • 143.50 E / 59.13 S
  • 143.0 cm b.d.
  • Locus 5
  • Bronze


  • Find #3
  • 144.77 E / 58.47 S
  • 143.0 cm b.d.
  • Locus 5
  • Interior fragment of cooking vessel

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Stephanie Blue, Karen G. Mower. "SDB/KGM I (2004-07-09):93-98; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 37A/2004, ID:539/Locus 4". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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