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Daily Log 14/7/15



Excavation began in Locus 5 . The soil in the north east is now yellow and chalky in texture, while it is darker and more clay-like in the south-east. We are now removing the darker soil which is sloping S.E., with the intention of declaring the entire area a new locus. Tile and pottery are present in the S.E.


Locus 5

\x91Late' bucchero fragment


305.86 m A.E.

70 cm S/45 cm E

-7.79 m S/-8.83 m E

Find #2:

Locus 5

Bucchero handle

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305.63 m A.E.

40 cm S/96 cm E

-7.24 m S/8.63 m W

Four pick passes were completed in the S.E. of the sounding. Much large tile was recovered and pottery. The shape of the area with the dark soil is roughly triangular. A large pithos fragment was recovered, too. As before, the tile appears to be a mixture of fine fragments with few inclusions and some with many inclusions. Locus 5 appears to have revealed a slope towards the S.E. corner of the trench.

Find #3:

Locus 5

Vitrified tile with finger mark

305.62 m A.E.

58 cm S/165 cm E

-6.60 m S/-8.94 m W


Work continued in Locus 5 , S.E. corner ceramic and tile not as abundant as it was previously. The soil is now consistent with the rest of the sounding\x97yellowish-brown. The sounding will this be cleaned to declare Locus 6.

Find #4:

Locus 5

Tile fragment with glaze

305.60 m A.E.

88 cm S/39 cm E

-7.89 m S/-8.99 m W

Find #5:

Locus 5

Black slip handle


305.58 m A.E.

44 cm S/112 cm E

-7.09 m N/-8.70 m W

After removing the dark soil found in the southeastern corner of Locus 5 , there was consistent soil throughout the locus. It was decided to declare Locus 6 .

Locus 6 consists of yellow and granular soil, like that of decomposing limestone. There are few materials found in Locus 6 , unlike Locus 5 , which contains terra-cotta roofing tiles and some pottery.

Opening photos and elevations were taken for Locus 6 .

Opening Elevations for Locus 6 (as per drawing on ):

1. 305.59 m A.E. (N.E. corner of the trench)

2. 305.87 m A.E. (S.E. corner of the trench)

3. 305.68 m A.E.

4. 305.97 m A.E.

Supplemental Find:

Worked Stone

Locus 5

Locus 6 was excavated also. No material was recovered from picking and shoveling into buckets. Two pick passes were completed

Closing Elevations for Locus 6 :

1. 305.84 m A.E.

2. 305.64 m A.E.

3. 305.75 m A.E.

4.306.00 m A.E.

Closing Totals:

Locus 5 :

4.5 Bowls of Tile

45 Sherds of Pottery

Balk Wall:

0.5 Bowls of Tile

3 Sherds of Pottery

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Eóin M. O'Donoghue. "VT 8 (2015-07-14):87-98; Daily Log 14/7/15 from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 8/2015, ID:695/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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