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The trench was again extended east until it met the modern road.

Opening depths of new extension:

NE corner:  45 cm below datum point

Datum point:  0 cm.

NW corner:  21 cm. above datum point

SW corner:  35 cm. above datum point

SE corner:  46 cm. below datum point

Like the first east extension, since the surface of this extension is a continuation of the surface layer of the earlier trench it is designated locus 1.  The surface consists of sod, loose pebbles and terracotta fragments.  Photographs were taken and then this locus was excavated and completed.  Approximately 1/2 can of terracotta fragments recovered

and approximately 1 latte box of pottery sherds found along with several bone fragments.  A loom weight discovered in this locus was made a special find.

Closing depths of locus 1 in first east extension:

NE corner:  13 cm. above datum point

NW corner:  32 cm.

SW corner:  36 cm.

SE corner:  26 cm.

Closing depths of locus 1 in second east extension:

NE corner:  51 cm. below datum point

Datum point:  0 cm.

NW corner:  13 cm. above datum point

SW corner:  26 cm. above datum point

SE corner:  49 cm. below datum point

The datum point is located on a truncated cone of cement which intrudes into the trench.  It is approximately 50 cm. in diameter at the top and flares outward as it goes down.

The entire area of both the first and second east extensions was now declared locus 11.  The large stones emerging in the western sector of this locus may be the remains

of a wall.

Opening depths of locus 11:

NE corner:  51 cm. below datum point

Datum point:  0 cm.

Old NE corner of first east extension:  13 cm. above datum point

NW corner:  32 cm. above datum point

SW corner:  36 cm above datum point

Old SE corner of first east extension:  26 cm. above datum point

Mid-point between last point and SE corner:  5 cm. below datum point

SE corner:  49 cm. below datum point

Munsell for locus 11:  hue 2.5 Y 4/4 olive brown

Photographs were taken and then excavation was carried out in this locus.  Approximately 1/2 can of terracotta fragments recovered and approximately 1 1/2 latte boxes of pottery sherds found along with some bone fragments.  One special find was made in this locus.

There has been found no terracotta brick fragments in this area of the trench unlike the area to the west.

Locus 11 appears to be a continuation of the surface layer and appears to have flowed over the lower layers which probably would have been exposed during the contruction of the road.

Special Finds:

  • Find #1
  • 5.1-S/1.1-E
  • 5 cm. above datum point
  • Locus 1
  • Loom Weight
  • Find #2
  • 5.0-S/1.0-E
  • 14 cm. below datum point
  • Locus 11
  • Fragments of vessel base
  • Find #3 (supplemental)
  • Table find
  • Locus 1
  • Black slip base fragment
  • Find #4 (supplemental)
  • Table find
  • Locus 11
  • Impasto handle fragment
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Suggested Citation

Ed Clark. "VT 2 (2006-07-06):28-32; Daily Log from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 2/2006, ID:577/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/38dfb3fa-81af-4d21-9c29-b5496be9ab9c>

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