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13 July 2016

13 July 2016

Picking continued in the west of the trench in Locus 3 in order to remove the ledge of the remaining brown clay and blue tennis court fill which remain at a higher elevation. The soil remains compacted and is included with some tile, a small amount of pottery, and organics such as woods and roots. In Locus 2 defining of the rocks in the liner rock feature was done using a handpick, a brush, and trowels. Modern tile was found in the remaining blue soil. Additionally a piece of medieval with white glaze was found in the west of the trench. In locus two picking was done between the large rocks in order to lower the level of the clay between the rocks to the level of VT 11 . And rocks were defined. An additional pickpass was done in the west of the trench.


The afternoon began with a pickpass in the western extent of the trench in order to level it to the rest of Locus 3 . The soil contained inclusions of modern and ancient tile, a small amount of pottery, small stones, and organics

such as wood and roots. A pickpass was completed in the eastern extent of Locus 3 . In this pickpass a piece of vitrified terra cotta (special find #1) was found.

Special Find #1

Vitrified terra cotta

Locus 3

Elevation: 304.61 masl

Coordinates: 19.99 m West; 2.13 m South

In the pickpass of the eastern extent of locus 3 was also found a piece of burned bone (special find #2).

Special Find #2

Burned bone

Locus 3

Elevation: 304.59 masl

Coordinates: 20.23m West; 2.28 m South

Soil was sorted by hand into buckets and the area troweled. In the pickpass a red brown soil was found in the Northeast of Locus 3 . The soil was left until its relationship to Locus 4 and 3 can be determined.

Daily Totals:

Locus 2 : 1/8 bowl TC; 12 pcs. pottery

Locus 3 : 2 full bowls terracotta; 95 pcs. pottery

Closing elevations:

A: 304.63 ma sl

B: 304.64 ma sl

C: 304.57 ma sl

D: 304.69 ma sl

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Nora K. Donoghue. "VT 13 (2016-07-13):63-68; 13 July 2016 from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 13/2016, ID:723/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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