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Began the first day of digging by dividing the 2m x 6m trench into two 2m x 3m halves. Cleared both the eastern and western sectors of leaves and loose rocks. Opening photos for the western sector of the trench were taken, and worked focused here on the first day. The western sector is level with surrounding ground to the south, except for a depression in the northeast corner of the trench, as it was part of a previous trench.

Opening elevations: Locus 1 of western sector

136 E / 34 S = 28.61 m A.E.

136 E / 36 S = 28.57 m A.E.

139 E / 36 S = 28.65 m A.E.

139 E / 34 S = 28.59 m A.E.

average center depth = 28.58 m A.E.

The top soil of locus 1 is dark and crumbly, filled with thick roots and medium-sized rocks. Performed a 1m x .5m pick pass in the southeast corner of the trench twice, avoiding the depression in the northeast corner. Dirt in this sector of the trench is starting to become a lighter brown, mustard in color, probably due to a fair amount of root rot layered in with the soil. Two pick passes were then made in the second meter of the trench in the southwest section. More rocks than dirt were found in this meter. A complete pick pass of the western sector of the trench was completed by lunch.


After lunch, we began a pick pass over the entire western sector to even out the top layer of dirt mounds/rocks/roots. The majority of the soil in the southwest sector was filled with root rot.

This afternoon three special finds were made:

Special Find #1

Green and brown piece of medieval pottery

Locus 1

28.44 m A.E.

136.36 E / 34.19 S

Special Find #2

Segment of lateral sima

Locus 1

28.49 m A.E.

136.80 E / 37.07 S

Special Find #3

Segment of gorgon head

Locus 1

Terracotta bowl

Daily Material Totals:

Locus 1 – 1 bowl of terracotta, including 2 sherds of modern/Roman terracotta

Baulk Wall - 1 piece of pottery

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Alisa M. Augenstein, Dustin B. Brownell. "AMA/DBB I (2008-06-27):15-20; 27/6/08 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro South Flank/Tesoro South Flank 4/2008, ID:602/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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