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Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Work began with a pick pass of the southern half of the trench.  This was done because on friday, the soil in the northern meters of the trench definitely appeared to be dark, slightly mottled, and claylike, while the soil in the south remained flaky and galestra-like.  Thus, the southern half of the trench was picked in an effort to reveal the brown, mottled soil that is present in the north.  During this half pick pass, soil is sorted in the trench, directly into buckets.  The soil contains many rocks, as well as tile.  A large bronze fragment (Find #1), a bronze flake (Find #2), and a possible full profile of a vessel (Find #3) were recovered.

Some galestra-like soil still remained in the southern half of the trench, so it was decided to pick there again.  During this pick pass, dark brown, claylike, mottled soil was uncovered throughout the entire half of the trench and all the remaining galestra-like soil was removed.  Soil was sorted directly in the trench, into buckets.  During this pick pass, a possible piece of worked bone (Find #4) was found.

At this time, since the floor of the trench was at the same elevation as some remaining backfill in T-23, it was decided to remove this backfill and extend the trench once again; this new extension lies for approximately 1m to the south of the original extension.

Once the backfill was removed, the baulk walls were trimmed in preparation for the closing of Locus 7 , the gray, flaky, galestra-like soil, and the opening of Locus 8 , the newly uncovered dark brown, claylike, mottled soil.



  • Find #1
  • Locus 7
  • 54.05S/196.03E
  • 26.69m A.E.
  • Bronze fragment (possible vessel fragment)
  • Find #2
  • Locus 7
  • 53.65S/196.02E
  • 26.67m A.E.
  • Bronze flake
  • Find #3
  • Locus 7
  • 54.12S/194.33E
  • 26.65m A.E.
  • Possible full profile of vessel
  • Find #4
  • Locus 7
  • 53.30S/195.58E
  • 26.70m A.E.
  • Possible worked bone


Closing photos and elevations for Locus 7 /opening photos and elevations for Locus 8 were taken.

  • 52S/194E: 26.78m A.E.
  • 52S/198E: 26.79m A.E.
  • Center: 26.47m A.E.
  • 54S/198E: 26.71m A.E.
  • 54.5S/197.5E: 26.29m A.E.
  • 55S/196.02E: 26.68m A.E.
  • 55S/194E: 26.73m A.E.

Locus 8 was declared open. Locus 8 is characterized by a reddish-brown, claylike, heavily mottled soil containing inclusions of terracotta and carbon.  The soil begins at a higher elevation in the north and slopes down slightly to the south.

A pick pass was begun in the north of the trench.  Soil was sorted directly into buckets, in the trench.  During this pick pass, a pan tile with an impressed curve (Find #5) was found, as well as a second pan tile fragment with a possible impression (Find #6).


  • Find #5
  • Locus 8
  • 52.48S/196.89E
  • 26.76m A.E.
  • Pantile with impressed curve
  • Find #6
  • Locus 8
  • 54.19S/195.71E
  • 26.60m A.E.
  • Pantile with possible impressions

Locus 7

  • Tile and plaster: 1.5 bowls
  • Pottery: 25 sherds
  • Bone: 7 pieces

Locus 8

  • Tile and plaster: 2 bowls
  • Pottery: 54 sherds
  • Bone: 23 pieces

Baulk Trim

  • Tile and plaster: 1 bowl
  • Pottery: 18 sherds
  • Bone: 2 pieces

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Katharine R. Kreindler. "KRK II (2007-07-18):125-134; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 48/2007, ID:587/Locus 7". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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