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Daily Log 13/7/15



Excavation began this morning removing the remainder of the very dark soil in Locus 4 . As the soil and large pieces of tiles that together defined Locus 4 are now removed, it was decided to call the new soil in the 2x3 meter section Locus 5. The area was cleaned, and baulks were trimmed prior to opening the new locus.

Elevations and photos were also taken.

Opening Elevations for Locus 5 (See Drawing ):

1. 306.1 m A.E.

2. 306.05 m A.E.

3. 306.19 m A.E.

4. 306.25 m A.E.

for Locus 5

Locus 4 consisted of darker, clayey soil with rocks and large examples of architectural terracotta. Locus 5 is defined by a brighter, also clay-like soil with less rocks and materials. Along the eastern baulk wall there was a section of darker soil with roots in it. This soil was picked through in order to define Locus 5.


Excavation commenced in Locus 5 .

The soil is a light brown towards the south and a little to the north. In the north-east some large and some small pieces of tile are present, as are two stones (c. 30x30cm). Some pottery is being recovered. The tile is largely in good condition, some fragment are made of more refined clay, while others have larger inclusions. In sum, five pick passes were completed.


Locus 5

Redslip Pottery Fragment

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306.03 m A.E.

110 cm from N / 75 cm from E

-6.06 m N/-9.72 m W


Locus 5

Iron Fragment

306.05 m A.E.

59 cm from S / 153 cm from E

-6.66 m N/-9.07 m W


Locus 5

Possibly Diagnostic Pottery Base

305.87 m A.E.

127 cm from S / 58 cm from E

-7.73 m N/-9.54 m W


Locus 5

Tile with Finger Marks

305.87 m A. E.

127 cm from S / 58 cm from E

-7.73 m N/-9.54 m W


Locus 5

Iron Nail

306.01 m A.E.

46 cm from N / 143 cm from E

-6.59 m N/-8.95 m W

Closing Totals:

Locus 4

1 Tile Bowl

15 Sherds of Pottery

Locus 5

1.25 Tile bowls

26 sherds of pottery

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Eóin M. O'Donoghue. "VT 8 (2015-07-13):74-86; Daily Log from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 8/2015, ID:695/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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