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Daily Log 10 July 2014

10 July 2014

Excavation began at 11 due torain .The trench had no standing water and was not saturated so it was decidedthat it was possible to excavate through topsoil. A pickpass was done over theentire trench with a focus on leveling the trench. The soil is wet but remainsdark brown humus. The southern wall contains root rot from the roots. In thenorthern area of the trench a piece of possible architectural terracottadecoration was found (Special Find #1), as well as a fragment of a ridgepoletile (Special Find #2).

Special Find #1

Possible decorative architecturalterracotta


28.50 m.A.E.

Locus 1

Special Find #2

Ridgepole Tile Fragment

Locus 1

28.38 mAE


A terracotta waster (Special Find# 3) was also found in the northern part of the central meter.

Special Find #3

Locus 1

Terracotta Waster


29.39 m.A.E.

It appears that the humus hasbeen removed and the topsoil below is now being exposed. About half a bowl oftile and plaster has been exposed. Another pickpass was completed throughoutthe entire trench, but lighter in the bottom of the depression. The soilcontains a large amount of organic materials and continues to yield a smallamount of bone, pottery, and tile, A piece of what appears to be medieval tilewas found. A forno fragment (Special Find #4) was also found in the centralmeter of the trench.

Special Find #4

Forno Fragment

Locus 1

28.36 mAE


A diagnostic bone (Special Find#5) and a piece of slipped pottery (Special Find #6) were found in the southernmeter of the trench, while the southern most area of the trench a piece ofmedieval tondo fragment (Special Find #7), a fragment of a ridgepole tile(Special Find #8), and a piece of plaster with an edge (Special Find #9) wererecovered.

Special Find #5

Diagnostic Bone

Locus 1

28.38 m.A.E

189.43 E/46.27 S

Special Find #6

Slipped Pottery

Locus 1

27.47 m.A.E.

189.28 E/45.40 S

Special Find #7

Medieval Tondo Fragment

Locus 1

28.38 m.A.E.

189.52 E/48.73 S

Special Find #8

Ridgepole Tile Fragment

Locus 1

25.46 m.A.E.

189.28 E/45.60 S

Special Find #9

Plaster with edge

Locus 1

28.38 m.A.E.

189.50 E/49.02 S


Excavation Suspended due to rain.

Closing Elevations:

\xb7 NW- 28.47 m.A.E.

\xb7 NE- 28.50 m.A.E.

\xb7 SE- 29.39 m.A.E.

\xb7 SW- 28.38 m.A.E.

Daily Totals:

\xb7 Terracotta- 1 bowl

\xb7 Bone- 10 pcs.

\xb7 Pottery- 34 pcs.

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Nora K. Donoghue. "NKD I (2014-07-10):33-40; Daily Log 10 July 2014 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 67/2014, ID:684/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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