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June 10, 2004

Opening Elevations:                                      Students:

  • NW: 77.5cm Below Datum Point                    Lafe
  • NE: 70.5cm BD                                            Jesse
  • SW: 59.5cm BD                                           Annah
  • SE: 55cm BD                                               Hannah
  • Jason- Assistant

7am - 12pm

Tools: pick axe, trowel, rake, shovel, wheelbarrow, buckets, hand clippers, plumb bob, line level, measuring tape, hand axe

Soil: dark brown clumpy

Passes: 1 pick pass through the southern 2/3 of trench beginning in the southwest corner

The morning was spent laying string around the four corner markers of the trench to mark the limits of the baulk walls and taking opening elevations. It was determined that the first pass would be made across the trench in an effort to level the trench surface in the modern layer which would also serve to introduce the students to the basics of excavating as none had ever done so before.

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Tools: pick axe, trowel, shovel, wheelbarrow, buckets, hand clippers, plumb bob, line level, measuring tape, hand axe

Soil: dark brown clumpy transitioning to brown/gray claylike soil

Passes: 1 pick pass through whole trench beginning in the south

The afternoon work began with claening lefteover soil from the morning pass. A second pass across the trench was begun moving south to north with the goal of bringing the entire trench down to the same level. The soil became more and more claylike

as the picking progressed. The smaller of the two large rocks roughly in the center of the trench was removed. The larger rock was observed to be sitting on top of another rock and was left in place until it was determined whether it was a feature or not. Picking, and even trowelling, was difficult in the areas around the roots and the tree. The second pick pass of the day was completed, the trench was cleaned and closing elevations were taken which will serve as both closing elevations for the day and for locus 1 because of the soil change to clay.

Closing Elevations:

  • NW: 78cm Below Datum Point
  • NE: 82cm BD
  • SW: 75.5cm BD
  • SE: 66.5cm BD

Terracotta: 1 Bowl

Pottery: 5 pcs incl. 1 base

Latest Dateable: 2 pcs plastic

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Kathleen Elizabeth Droste. "KED I (2004-06-10):6-9; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 30B/2004, ID:536/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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