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Summaries for 2012 Excavation Season:

Cataloged Finds
Cataloged # Name Locus # Page #
20120162 Bronze Pin Fragment 1 23
20120171 Iron Slag Fragment 1 25
20120205 Frieze Plaque Cavetto Fragment 4 43
20120231 Bronze Nail 4 51

Metal Summary
Locus Number of Finds
1 1
2 0
3 2
4 1

There were minimal metal finds from CB 60. A small fragment of bronze and a bronze sheet represent the uncataloged finds, while a bronze pin (20120162) and a bronze nail (20120231) were the only cataloged finds. Metal was found in all loci except locus 2, the erosional fill. They do little more than add proof to the ever growing body of evidence for the existence of metal production at Poggio Civitate.

There was no bones recovered from any loci in CB 60

There was no lithics recovered from any loci in CB 60

There was no vitrified terracotta recovered from any loci in CB 60

There was only 10 pieces of slag recovered in total from CB 60. Locus 1 revealed 5 pieces (80g) of iron slag, locus 2 revealed the other 5 pieces (30g). Only one piece was cataloged (20120171). These two loci represent post-archaic accumulation in this section of the hill, therefore no slag was recovered from a securely ancient context. It is interesting to note that this is less slag recovered than the amounts recovered in the Civitate A trenches excavated to the north across the medieval road in 2012.

All of the loci in CB 60 yielded pottery in 2012, loci 2 and 4 had the greatest amount recovered in them (31% and 29% respectively). Impasto was the most common sherd type recovered in all loci and no decorated or chronologically diagnostic pieces were found in any loci. Locus 1 yielded 37 sherds (21 impasto, 15 fine impasto, and a single bucchero rim). Locus 2 yielded 92 sherds (1 coarseware, 52 impasto, 39 fine impasto). The pottery from these loci are heavily worn and eroded. Locus 1 and 2 are the result of erosional accumulation and therefore not a securely ancient context. Locus 3 yielded 34 sherds (24 impasto and 10 fine impasto). Locus 4 yielded 88 sherds (52 impasto and 36 fine impasto). Locus 3 was a dark brown clay like soil and while no dateable material was recovered from the locus, it must be

from the Archaic period or later due to the frieze plaque cavetto fragment (20120205) found in locus 4. Locus 4 is a looser and lighter color soil, dateable to the Archaic period (see above). None of the pottery was cataloged from CB 60.

Locus 1

Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Coarseware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Impasto 20 95 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 21 57
Fine Impasto 14 93 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 41
Bucchero 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Total 34 92 2 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 37

Locus 2

Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Coarseware 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Impasto 48 92 2 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 52 57
Fine Impasto 33 85 6 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 42
Bucchero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 81 88 9 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 92

Locus 3

Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Coarseware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Impasto 21 88 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 24 71
Fine Impasto 9 90 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 29
Bucchero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 30 88 3 9 0 0 1 3 0 0 34

Baulk Trim

Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Coarseware 2 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Impasto 24 92 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 54
Fine Impasto 18 95 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 19 40
Bucchero 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Total 44 92 3 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 48

Locus 4

Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Coarseware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Impasto 46 88 3 6 1 2 1 2 1 2 52 59
Fine Impasto 34 94 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 41
Bucchero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 80 91 5 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 88

Locus 1

Impasto Handle

Fine Impasto Rim

Bucchero Rim

Locus 2

Coarseware Rim

Impasto Rim

Impasto Handles

Fine Impasto Rim

Locus 3

Impasto Rims

Impasto Base

Fine Impasto Rim

Locus 4 Drawings

Locus Cards

Locus 1

Locus 2

Locus 3

Locus 4

Elevations for GIS Project

Harris Matrix

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Suggested Citation

Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC IV (2012-07-27):55-93; Summaries from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B60/2012, ID:660". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/2c95bb27-97bc-4ff7-9769-21c002a92bf0>

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