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Monday, 24/07/2006


Work began by continuing to scrape down the floor of the trench in Locus 5 , particularly in the northeast corner of the trench.  This was done using trowels.  Additionally, the baulk walls were trimmed, using bualk hammers and trowels.  While scraping down Locus 5 , sherds of a black slip pottery rim (Find #4) was uncovered.  Additionally, while trimming baulk walls, a pantile with a finger impression (Find #1), a piece of ridged black slip pottery (Find #2), a pottery sherd with two small lumps (Find #3), a piece of ridged pottery (Find #5), two representative pantiles preserving flanges (Finds #6, 7) and a base of a vessel preserving much of the body (Find #8) were recovered.  The western half of the trench, Locus 6 , will not yet be levelled and scraped down like Locus 5 , for there are many tiles and ceramic sherds in the northwest quarter of the trench which will first be defined.

In the eastern portion of the trench, it seems that the burnt surface extends as far north as the line of cut stones and mortared tiles.  It also seems that this burnt surface does not extend as far east as the eastern baulk wall, for the soil appears somewhat darker along the eastern wall.


In the afternoon, Locus 5 continued to be scraped down and levelled using trowels.  The soil remains dark olive brown, clay like, and mottled.  In the northeast corner of the trench, a large number of fairly large tiles were uncovered.  Furthermore, some impressed/stamped sherds of red slip pottery (Find #9), a sherd of black slip pottery with a possible painted red line (Find #10), and a black slip handle fragment (Find #12) were found.

Baulk walls continued to be trimmed in the afternoon.  Work on the baulk walls concentrated mostly on the western baulk wall.  While trimming the western baulk wall, a ridged sherd of red slip pottery (Find #11) was recovered.


  • Find #2
  • Baulk Trim (probably Locus 6 )
  • 12.57S/1.36W
  • 33cm a.d.
  • Ridged black slip pottery


  • Find #6
  • Locus 6
  • 14.75S/1.02W
  • 20cm a.d.
  • Representative pantile fragment with flange.  Pantile 10-12cm long, pantile app. 4cm high, 3m thick.


  • Find #9
  • Locus 5
  • 12.12S/0.90E
  • 0cm a.d.
  • Impressed/stamped red slip pottery


  • Find #11
  • Baulk Trim (probably Locus 6 )
  • 13.57S/1.38W
  • 38cm a.d.
  • Red slip pottery with ridge

Locus 5

  • Tile: 1 bowl
  • Pottery: 32 sherds
  • Bone: 0 pieces

Baulk Trim

  • Tile: 2 1/2 bowls
  • Pottery: 75 sherds
  • Bone: 1 piece
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Katharine R. Kreindler. "VT 6 (2006-07-24):50-54; Daily Log from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescoavdo 6/2006, ID:583/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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