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Daily Log 20/7/11

$P73 $



Work was delayed till mid-morning due to heavy down pours last night. The soil is damp, but drying out. To give the soil more time to dry baulk walls are being trimmed. The rock slabs along the eastern baulk at ~88.5S was further defined. The rocks were found to be resting on more of locus 2 and removed, upon removing them a few small pieces of terracotta were found underneath demonstrating that these rocks were not bedrock. The soil underneath the rock was not different from the rest of locus 2 and will be excavated with the rest of the locus. While trimming the eastern baulk a piece of bronze was found (SF #1). While trimming the southern baulk another large stone was uncovered and defined.

Special Find #1

Bronze Fragment

Locus 2

35W, 85.8S-86.2S

No Depth, Baulk Trim


A pick pass was done in the eastern third of the trench. Soil was shoveled into buckets and sorted in the wheelbarrow. Terracotta and pottery was found. A pick pass was done in the western third of the trench. Soil was shoveled and sorted at the wheelbarrow. Roots were clipped off the remaining stump. While cleaning some fragments of plaster were found. Eroded tile and pottery is still being recovered. The middle third of the trench was picked and the soil shoveled and sorted in the wheelbarrow. Terracotta and pottery is still being found. The area around the stump was defined and picked to bring the soil here level with the locus. While sorting a piece of ridge pole tile was found (SF #2). While dumping the terracotta bowl a possible piece of finger impressed terracotta was recovered (SF #3).

Special Find #2

Ridge Pole Tile

Locus 2

NW- 38W, 85S

NE- 36.5W, 85S

SE- 36.5W, 90S

SW- 38W, 90S

~29.88 mAE

Special Find #3

Finger Impressed Terracotta

Locus 2

The western 3 rd of the trench was picked again. More roots were removed from the trench. Terracotta and pottery was recovered. A piece of terracotta with an odd ridge was found (SF #4). Also during this pick pass more rocks were hit, after cleaning up the rest of the loosened soil these will be defined. A pick pass was done in the middle third of the trench. During this pass a few larger piece of roofing tiles were recovered but they were scattered in the trench. However after 2 complete pick passes over the trench the soil still remains olive and clay-like.

Special Find #4

Unusual Terracotta

Locus 2

NW- 40W, 85S

NE- 38W, 85S

SE-38W, 90S

SW-40W, 90S

~29.86 mAE

With the remaining time the few sections of baulk that were untrimmed this morning were trimmed.

Bulk Finds

Locus 2

Tile- 4 ¾ Bowls

Pottery 2 Latters

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Suggested Citation

Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC II (2011-07-20):73-80; Daily Log 20/7/11 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 44/2011, ID:636/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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