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16 th July, 2013


Once the tarp was removed in the extension, work began defining the rocks in the original CA-81 trench.

Special Find #1

Bronze Triangle

Locus 2

60.48 E / 40.09 S

117 cm BD / 26.80 m AE

Special Find #2

Vitrified Terracotta

Locus 2

60.14 E / 39.19 S

113 cm BD / 26.84 m AE

The baulk walls were evened in the CA-81 trench and it was decided that a second extension would be opened directly to the south of the current CA-81 extension. This extension will be approximately 2 x 2 meters and the coordinates are: 61 E, 41 S; 63 E, 41 S; 63 E, 43 S; 61 E, 43 S. The second extension was cleared and strung off. This extension will

also be declared Locus 5 across the entire 2 x 2 m area. The soil is the same as Locus 1 , with a large amount of humus.

Locus 5 Trench Layout

There is also a large stump in the northeast corner

that will eventually be taken out in sections. The tree in the center of the second extension will also be cut down and removed. Opening photos and aerial photographs were taken, as well as opening elevations.

Locus 5 Opening Elevations:

NW: 83 cm BD / 27.14 m AE

62.20 E, 41.20 S: 79 cm BD / 27.18 m AE

62.80 E, 41.90 S: 84 cm BD / 27.13 m AE

SE: 88 cm BD / 27.09 m AE

SW: 101 cm BD / 26.96 m AE


Pickpasses began along the north of the second extension moving west to east. Since this locus is topsoil, no buckets will be sieved.

Special Find #3


Locus 5

61.61 E / 42.12 S

88 cm BD / 27.09 m AE

Special Find #4


Locus 5

61.39 E / 41.54 S

85 cm BD / 27.12 m AE

Special Find #5


Locus 5

61.39 E / 42.48 S

107 cm BD / 26.90 m AE

Because there is a stump in the northeast corner, end of day elevations will be taken both northwest of the stump at 62.20 E, 41.90 S. Loose dirt was picked up and roots were clipped. End of day elevations were taken.

End of Day Elevations:

NW: 82 cm BD /

62.20 E, 41.20 S: 86 cm BD /

62.80 E, 41.90 S: 78 cm BD /

SE: 88 cm BD /

SW: 101 cm BD /

Locus 2 Finds

Terracotta: 1/8 bowl Bronze: 1 flake

Pottery: 31 pieces

Bone: 7 pieces

Slag: 2 pieces

Locus 2 Baulk Wall Finds

Terracotta: 26 pieces

Pottery: 6 pieces

Bone: 3 pieces

Locus 5 Finds

Terracotta: 37 pieces

Pottery: 2 pieces

Bone: -

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Melissa L. Ludke. "MLL I (2013-07-16):119-128; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A81/2013, ID:669/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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