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Tuesday, 15 July, 2008

AM

Work began with a pick pass of the NW corner of the trench, which is also the highest point in the trench.  The soil is claylike but baked by the sun, so i is very hard, dark gray, and contains many chunks of charcoal.  Soil is sorted directly in the trench, into bucets and contains an extremely high quantity of pottery and bone but hardly any tile by comparison.  During this pick pass, an impasto sherd with a stamped guilloche band (Find #1) and a forno fragment (Find #2) were recovered.

Another pick pass was made in the NW quarter of the trench, as this is still the highest part of the trench and the soil is still baked here.  Soil remains claylike but hard as it is baked by the su, extremely carbon-rich, and dark gray.  Soil is sorted directly in the trench and contains very high amounts of pottery and bone, but hardly any tile or plaster.  During this pick pass, a rocchetto fragment (Find #3) was found.  Additionally, a bronze fragment was found, and so it was decided to establish a bulk bronze box for Locus 13 .

A third pick pass was made, this time of the NE quarter of the trench.  Soil there continues to be claylike, very carbon-rich, and dark gray (caused by the high quantity of carbon).  Soil is sorted directly in the trench.  A very small amount

of tile and plaster has been recovered, while thus far Locus 13 has yielded an incredibly large volume of pottery and bone.  During this pick pass, a fenestrated vessel sherd (Find #4) was recovered, as well as a possible Italo-Corinthian aryballos base sherd (Find #5).

Finds

20080174

20080174

20080110

20080110

PM

Work continued by sorting and clearing the remaining soil from this morning's pick pass.  Soil remains dark gray, claylike, and carbon rich, is sorted in the trench, and continues o yield very high quantities of ceramic and bone but relatively very little tile and plaster.

Another pick pass was made, this tile of the SW corner.  The soil remains claylike, carbonrich, dark gray, andcontains very little tile and plaster but extremely high quantities of pottery and bone.  Soil is sorted directly in the trench.  During this pick pass, a handle with fluting near the attachment (Find #6) was found.

After the pick pass was sorted and cleared, it was decided to trowel for the remainder of the afternoon, especially where large concentrations of bone and pottery are visible.  Soil is still dark gray, claylike, extremely carbonrich and yield much pottery and bone, but very little tile and plaster.  Another Italo-Corinthian pottery sherd (Find #7) was recovered.  While sorting through the pottery, a painted, incised pottery sherd (Find #8) and an iron nail (Find #9) were found.

Finds

20080121

20080121

20080135

20080135
  • Find #8
  • Locus 13
  • Pottery box find
  • 52-55S/194-198E
  • 26.10-25.63m A.E.
  • Painted, incised pottery sherd

20080074

20080074

Locus 13

  • Tile and plaster: 2 bowls
  • Pottery: 880 sherds
  • Bone: 625 pieces
  • Bronze: 1 fragment

Supplementary Finds

20080059

20080059

20080201

20080201

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Suggested Citation

Katharine R. Kreindler. "KRK III (2008-07-15):111-120; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 48/2008, ID:599/Locus 13". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/4b6bde30-077f-44ef-b735-71139001fc7d>

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