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Daily Log 1/7/2014



The trench is still damp from the rain two days ago, however it has dried enough to work in. A pick pass was done in the eastern meter of the trench. After removing the muddy

soil the more granular soil was found underneath. The southeastern corner still has some of the clay like soil of locus 1, this corner was picked again and then scraped. Some roots were clipped and the
bottom scraped, the granular soil was found underneath. We picked the next meter (94-93 E). The soil was sorted into buckets and dumped. Worn tile was found here. The northern part of the pass was more clay like, while the southern part is the granular soil. This meter was picked again, the southern part was better defined but the northern partÂ’s still very clay like. The next meter (93-92 E) was picked. This meter was very rocky in the northern part. The soil here was very clay like while patches of the granular soil was found in the south. Soil was still sorted into buckets and dumped. Small worn fragments of tile

were recovered. The rocks in this area were defined. A pick pass was done in the final meter of the trench. This pass was hard to complete because of the density of rocks. The soil over the rocks was very clay like. The rocks were defined with trowels. A pick pass was done in the northern middle part of the trench through the clay-like soil to reveal more of the granular soil underneath. The soil was sorted into buckets and dumped. It appears as if the granular soil is mostly in the eastern 2/3 rd of the trench while the final 1/3 rd is very rocky compacted with a very clay like soil between the rocks. Locus 1 was declared closed and locus 2 & 3 were open in the trench. Locus 2 is in the eastern part and appears to be a granular texture with a gray-brown color. Locus 3 is in the western part and is a packing of large rocks with clay like soil in between them. Closing and opening elevations were taken. Opening photos were taken. A sketch of the rocks and loci were made.

Closing Elevations- Locus 1

NW- 29.26 mAE

NE- 29.28 mAE

SE- 29.27 mAE

SW- 29.15 mAE

Center 29.25 mAE

Opening Elevations Locus 2

1- 92.5E, 33S- 29.28 mAE

2- 95E, 33S- 29.28 mAE

3- 95E, 35S- 29.27 mAE

4- 92.5E, 35S -29.25 mAE

Opening Elevations- Locus 3

1- 91E, 33S- 29.26 mAE

2- 92.5E, 33S- 29.28 mAE

3- 92.5E, 35S- 29.25 mAE

4- 91E, 35S- 29.15 mAE

A pick pass was done in the eastern half of the locus 2 . The soil was sorted and tile was recovered. The soil is granular and with more sand in it than the previous locus.


The next meter was picked. More roots were clipped and a few rocks were uncovered. While scraping soil a fragment of coil made pottery was recovered (SF #1)

A pick pass was done in the last half meter of locus 2 . While picking a piece of slag was found (SF #2).

Special Find #1

Coil Made Base

29.18 mAE

93.95 E, 34.43 S

Locus 2

Special Find #2


29.21 mAE

93.53 E, 34.71 S

Locus 2

The roots in locus 2 were trimmed with an ax and pick. The eastern meter of the trench was picked. Soil was sorted and dumped. More pottery is being found in this locus among the roots. The next meter was picked and several rocks were defined in this meter. The last half meter was picked and soil was sorted into buckets. The rest of the afternoon was spent defining baulk walls and roots.

Bulk Finds

Locus 1

Tile- 16 pieces (~2-4 cm)

Pottery- 6 pieces

Locus 2 Sieve finds (out of 5 buckets)

Tile- 12 pieces (2cm) +4 pieces

Pottery- 18 pieces +1 piece

Bone- 3 pieces

Closing Elevations

NW- 29.23 mAE

NE- 29.28 mAE

SE- 29.22 mAE

SW- 29.19 mAE

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC VI (2014-07-01):35-44; Daily Log 1/7/2014 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 57/2015, ID:699/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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