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Friday June 22

Friday June 22


Pickpass made, focusing on the North East corner of the trench where the dirt dump spilage appears to have been located.  The exposed dirt is dark-medium brown and organic.  A modern sardine can lid as well as an ancient piece of bronze were uncovered, the later was made a find (Find 1).  Another pickpass was made across the trench.  A large piece of plaster wwas recovered and made a find (Find 2).  The dirt continues to be dark brown  with many inclusions of rocks and roots.  Bone fragments, some small pieces of terracotta and plaster, as well as sherds of ceramic are recovered.  A small fragment of burnt bone was recovered among the many pieces of bone.  Continued to pick in the North East meters of the trench.  Terracotta, ceramic and some bone are recovered.  Another large piece of plaster was uncovered and attached to the earlier piece that we found (and so it was not made a seperate find.)  Some small fragments of charcoal found in the North East corner of the trench.  Another pickpass was made in through the apparent dump.  Another plaster fragment found and made a seperate find (Find 3).  The soil in the NE of the trench is a bit more yellow

than the overlying soil but leaves were found within the soil in addtion to air pockets, both seems to indicate that this area is indeed part of a dirt dump and so it will continue to be included with the Locus 1 topsoil/spoil soil material.  The rocks in the north west area of the trench will be swept and defined  around to probe their depth and extent.

Morning Finds

  • FIND 1
  • Bronze Lump
  • Locus 1
  • 188.63 E
  • 45.37 S
  • 37 cm BD
  • 28.21 abs. elev
  • 20070015
  • FIND 2
  • Plaster Fragment
  • Locus 1
  • 187.07 E, 45.70 S
  • 66 cm BD
  • 27.92 abs elev
  • FIND 3
  • Plaster Lump
  • Locus 1
  • 186.92 E, 45.60 S
  • 71 cm BD
  • 27.87 abs elev


Pickpass made in trench.  There seems to be somewhat of a concentration of tile/terracotta underlying the "dump" and so we will clear down to the terracotta to reveal its extent.  The dirt among the stumps (two removed) was also picked through and little to no material was recovered.  The North and East baulks were trimmed back.  A piece of imported pottry was uncovered and made a find (FIND 5).  Continued to work in the Northern meters of the trench; trimmed and cleared among the rocks; trowelled down to the terracotta in the eastern area - more terracotta continues to be exposed but again there are airpockets which seems to suggest a modern fill.  Continued to define the rocks in the northwest - then defined among the terracotta/cleaned the trench for the remained of the day.  Closing elevations (for the day.)

NW-27.89 abs. elev.

NE- 28.02 abs. elev.

SE - 27.95 abs. elev.

SW - 27.07 abs. elev.

Center - 27.92 abs. elev.



  • Imported Pottery
  • (Greek or Italo-Corinthian)
  • Locus 1
  • 187.81 E, 45.29S
  • 28.07 abs. elev, 51 cm BD


  • Imported Pottery
  • Locus 1
  • 188.57 E, 45S
  • 50 cm BD
  • 28.08 abs. elev


  • Redslipped Pottery
  • Locus 1
  • 188.58 E, 45.72 S
  • 63 cm BD
  • 27.95 abs. elev.

Material Yielded

Locus 1

  • 2  1/4 bowls of terracotta
  • 3/4 latte of Ceramic sherd (plus 1 piece of pithos)
  • 1/5 latte of bone

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Jason P. Bauer, Joseph R. Vansuch. "JPB V (2007-06-22):17-24; Friday June 22 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 45/2007, ID:584/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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