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Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Work began with a pick pass, starting in the northern portion of the trench.  In the NW corner, the soil appeared dark, claylike, and mottled, with carbon flecks present.  Thus, it was decided to pick, moving away from the nrothwest corner, in an effort to determine whether this mottled soil in the NW corner is a patch, or if it continues throughout the trench; if the mottled soil does continue throughout the trench, we shall attempt to uncover it completely, tracing it back from the NW corner, which would be the point of its hgighest elevation.  Soil is sorted dierctly into buckets, while in the trench.

During this pick pass, a decorated piece of pottery, possibly buccherro (Find #1) and a loomweight fragment (Find #2) were recovered.

Once this pick pass was cleared and sorted, it became clear that the only portion of purely mottled soil exists in the northwest corner of the trench; more galestra-like soil was found throughout the rest of the trench.  Thus, it was decided to begin another pick pass, moving out from the NW corner, to see if the mottled soil exists beneath the galestra-like soil.  During this pick pick, a large number of medium-sized rocks were removed, as well as large fragments of tile.  Additionally, a possible amphora base or a large finial )Find #3) was recovered.  Soil continued to be sorted directly into buckets, while in the trench.  In addition, a black-slipped handle (Find #4) was also recovered from this pick pass.



  • Find #1
  • Locus 5
  • 53.48S/196.24E
  • 26.85m A.E.
  • Bucchero fragment with incised concentric circles


  • Find #2
  • Locus 5
  • 53.74S/196.31E
  • 26.85m A.E.
  • Loomweight fragment


  • Find #3
  • Locus 5
  • 52.26S/195.17E
  • 26.80m A.E.
  • Possible amphora base or large finial


  • Find #4
  • Locus 5
  • 52.87S/195.72E
  • 26.73m A.E.
  • Black-slipped handle


The remainder of the pick pass from the morning was cleaned up and sorted, and then baulk walls were trimmed, in an effort to see if the mottled soil appeared anywhere in the baulk walls; it did not - soil remains galestra-like in the baulk walls.

Closing elevations were taken.

  • NW corner: 26.92m A.E.
  • NE corner: 26.93m A.E.
  • Center: 26.77m A.E.
  • SE corner: 26.80m A.E.
  • SW corner: 26.85m A.E.

Locus 5

  • Tile and plaster: 3 bowls
  • Pottery: 42 sherds
  • Bone: 8 pieces

Baulk Trim

  • Tile and plaster: 1/2 bowl
  • Pottery: 4 sherds
  • Bone: 1 piece

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Katharine R. Kreindler. "KRK II (2007-07-11):99-106; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 48/2007, ID:587/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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