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Daily Log 7/7/14



A pick pass was done in the eastern half of locus 2 . Soil continues to be a gray-brown granular soil. There are many rocks in the southern half of the pass. Several roots were cut out of the northern half. While sorting most of the tile and pottery was recovered in the northern part of the pass. A few fragments of bone were recovered along with a large knuckle bone (SF #1) and a sheepÂ’s tooth (SF #2)

Special Find #1

Knuckle Bone (cow?)

Locus 2

29.21 mAE

94.34 E, 33.68 S

Special Find #2

Tooth Fragment (Sheep?)

Locus 2

29.21 mAE

94.46 E, 33.20 S

A pick pass was done in the western half of locus 2 . A large amount of rocks were found again in the south with several imbedded in the roots. The large mass of roots in the north was cut. The area of the roots was picked again. While cleaning the soil a bronze

pin fragment was found (SF #3). Roots and rocks were defined in the south. While sorting the soil a crucible fragment was found (SF #4).

20140075 20140075 Special Find #3

Bronze Pin

Locus 2

29.19 mAE

93.50 E, 33.53 S

Special Find #4

Crucible Fragment

Locus 2

29.18 mAE

93.07 E, 33.96 S

Another pick pass was done in the eastern meter of the trench. Soil was sorted and roots were defined. Pottery still appears more concentrated in the northern part of the pass. Another pick pass was done in the western half of the trench. The rocks and roots on the southern baulk were defined. Soil was sorted and dumped. We continue to sieve every forth bucket. While sorting a tooth (SF #5) and a joint bone (SF #6) were recovered. We will continue to special find diagnostic bone fragments to help the zooarchaeologist.

Special Find #5 Tooth

Locus 2

29.12 mAE

93.58 E, 33.94 S

Special Find #6

Joint bone

Locus 2

29.16 mAE

92.93 E, 33.39 S

Another pick pass was done in the eastern half of locus 2 . The roots were defined and cut. Soil was sorted and the floor scraped.


The rocks were defined in locus 3 . The soil was baked and crumbles like gravel. While defining rocks close to the western baulk wall, a bronze river (SF #7) was found in two fragments.

Special Find #7

Bronze Rivlet

Locus 3

29.14 mAE

91.26 E, 34.40 S

While the rocks were being defined in locus 3 , the western baulk wall was being trimmed. The cluster of rock to the north-west seems to be bedrock while the rock to the south in locus 3 seems to be on top of dirt. Further excavation may prove otherwise. Many of the rocks are intertwined with tree roots.

Bulk Finds

Locus 2

Tile- 39 pieces (~2-5 cm)

Pottery- 76 pieces

Bone- 16 pieces

Baulk Wall

Tile- 3 pieces (~2-4 cm)

Pottery- 1 piece (3 cm)

Locus 3

Tile- 7 pieces (~1cm)

Plaster- 1 piece

Sieve Finds ( Locus 2 )

Pottery- 2 pieces (~1cm)

Tile- 2 pieces

Daily Closing elevations Locus 2

NW- 29.27 mAE

NE- 29.28 mAE

SE- 29.18 mAE

SW- 29.20 mAE

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC VI (2014-07-07):51-58; Daily Log 7/7/14 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 57/2015, ID:699/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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