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This morning we began with opening photos of loci 10 and 11. Locus 7 was pick-passed, and soil began to spear slightly clumpier with larger inclusions, although the color remains the same. Locus 11 was troweled, revealing three additional seeds and a possible piece of worked bone. The seeds from this locus will now be collected in bulk and considered one find, until the soil changes color/consistency or the seeds/pits are no longer found. Locus 10 was extended on the east and west sides, then checked using triangulation. Elevations and opening photos were taken of locus 10 extension.

138 E / 33.5 S (NW) = 27.96m AE

137.5 E / 32 S (SW) = 28.07m AE

140 E / 32 S (SE) = 27.92m AE

139 E / 33.5 S (NE) = 27.93m AE


Locus 11 was closed this morning due to the lack of seeds/pits that were being recovered. Locus 11 is now considered a part of locus 7. Closing photographs and elevations were taken.

Locus 11 Closing Elevations:

136.54 E / 33.4 S (NW) = 27.91m AE

136.54 E / 34 S (SW) = 27.95m AE

137.34 E / 34 S (SE) = 27.94m AE

137.34 E / 33.4 S (NE) = 27.92m AE

The munsell designation of locus 11 was taken as well, because it did not rest next to any baselines.

5Y 4/4 Olive

It is worth noting that 2-3 flecks of carbon have been uncovered in locus 10. The pan tile continues to be defined, and a part of a flange is laying over the corner of the pan tile. It appears that this is the extent of the tile fall in locus 10. Photos of the tile and flange were taken.


Locus 10 continues to be leveled. Small pick axe was used, to be careful around the possible tile fall, although little more has shown through.

A segment of a bronze chain was discovered close to the west wall in locus 7. Rather than pick through this soil, it was troweled down to ensure that no remaining segments of bronze were close to the surface. Nothing more was recovered.

A pick pass through the eastern sector of the trench was performed to level the surface. The soil appeared to change from dense and clay-like to a sandier/finer consistency. The color appears to be changing as well to an olive brown. This change could possibly indicate that we have hit the layer of Orientalizing fill from the Tripartite building. Therefore, the entirety of locus 7 was leveled. Baulk walls (south, east, and west) were trimmed, as was the dirt around the tree inÂ…

Â…the center of the trench. Soil continues to contain larger inclusions of carbon and rock. Large to medium-sized rocks coming to the surface of the northern sector of locus 7, and continue to be removed.

In locus 10, the surface was lowered to be level with the large tile located along the eastern sector. Soil continues to include large inclusions of carbon.

Material Totals:

Locus 7

4.5 bowls of terracotta

1 latte box of pottery

1/3 latte box of bone

Locus 10

1 bowl of terracotta

½ latte box of pottery

¼ latte box of bone

Locus 11

4 pieces of terracotta

no pottery

1 fragment of bone


½ bowl of terracotta

¾ latte box of pottery

9 fragments of bone

Special Find #1

3 pits/seeds

Locus 11

(refer to pg 95 for coordinates and elevations of locus 11)

Special Find #2

Bronze chain links

Locus 7

27.79m AE

136.4 E / 34.83 S

Special Find #3


Locus 7

27.83m AE

137.96 E / 35.18 S

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Alisa M. Augenstein, Dustin B. Brownell. "AMA/DBB I (2008-07-16):101-112; 16/7/08 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro South Flank/Tesoro South Flank 4/2008, ID:602/Locus 7". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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