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June 22, 2004


We began the morning with a pick-pass moving from east to west.  Patches of a light gray chalky substance, which was noted Monday, appeared throughout the trench.  This was indentified as galestra-like soil, which indicates that we are now at the top of the Archaic occupation level.  Carbon flecks did appear throughout the trench, but not in large quantities.  The soil itself is a light brown.  Locus 2 was closed.  Locus 3 was opened; pictures and elevations were taken.

Opening elevations / Locus 3:

  • NE corner: 105.3 cm b.d
  • SE corner: 113.0 cm b.d.
  • SW corner: 113.0 cm b.d
  • NW corner: 115.0 cm b.d.
  • Center: 117.0 cm b.d.

Locus 2 was closed with 3/4 cassetta of bulk terracotta, 25 pieces of pottery and 1 piece of bone (a tooth).  There were 3 special finds in Locus 2.


  • Find #1
  • 147.21 E / 58.86 S
  • 104.00 cm b.d.
  • Locus 2
  • Spindle whorl

We ended the morning by levelling the trench with trowels.


We finished levelling the trench and trimmed the baulk walls.  We removed the stump along the west boundary wall and trimmed the baulk wall behind it.

Closing elevations:

  • NE corner: 108.5 cm b.d
  • SE corner: 114.0 cm b.d
  • SW corner: 114.0 cm b.d.
  • NW corner: 114.5 cm b.d.
  • Center: 113.0 cm b.d.

Today we collected 1/4 cassetta of bulk terracotta and 13 pieces of pottery from Locus 3.

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Stephanie Blue, Karen G. Mower. "SDB/KGM I (2004-06-22):29-34; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 37A/2004, ID:539/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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