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16 July 2014

16 July 2014

AM

Work continued in Locus 7 . Hand picks used to level Locus 7 down towards the elevation of Locus 5 . Soil remains consistent with Locus 7 , a dense, claylike medium brown-grey soil. Roots present as well as small stones 5-10cm in length. Small concentrations of terra cotta and pottery found. One bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered. New soil type is beginning to be revealed along the northern meter. Hand picks and trowels used to trace back from where it has been uncovered to explore its extent. Another bucket sieved, a fragment of pottery 1-2cm in length recovered. Baulk walling done in preparation for pictures and the declaration of Locus 8 . Roots clipped. Stump in the northeastern section removed. Wood debris and dirt from beneath it sorted and cleaned from the trench.

Opening photographs and elevations taken for Locus 8 :

NW Corner: 27.48m A.E.

NE Corner: 27.54m A.E.

SE Corner: 27.48m A.E.

SW Corner: 27.46m A.E.

Locus 8 is a dense, claylike , light brown-yellowish soil. One large root is present in the northeastern sector and several small rocks 5-15cm in length present in the eastern meter but especially in the southern meter.

Terra cotta, pottery, and bone recovered. One bucket sieved, no artifacts found. Locus 8 leveled down to approximately 10-15cm above the elevation of Locus 5 . Some small rocks have been included in the soil with no association to one another, removed with the soil. One bucket sieved, a 1cm fragment of pottery recovered. Beginning in the northwest corner, Locus 8 soil being leveled down to the same elevation of Locus 5 . Pottery and terra cotta continue to be found. One diagnostic rib fragment recovered.

Find 1: Rib Fragment

94.90E/52.93S

27.52m A.E.

Locus 8

One bucket sieved, one fragment of plaster 4cm in length and pottery fragment 2cm in length found. In the northeast corner of Locus 8 , a

small fragment of bronze found.

Find 2: Bronze Fragment

94.69E/53.04S

27.48m A.E.

Locus 8

In the northwest corner, a fragment of iron slag recovered.

Find 3: Iron Slag Fragment

92.70E/52.95S

27.44m A.E.

Locus 8

Another fragment of slag found in the southern sector.

Find 4: Iron Slag Fragment

95.80E/54.34S

27.46m A.E.

Locus 8

A bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered. A fragment of vitrified terra cotta found in the

northwest corner.

Find 5: Vitrified Terra Cotta Fragment

92.60E/53.40S

27.45m A.E.

Locus 8

A fragment of Medieval pottery recovered from the area in which the bronze was recovered, the same area which the stump formerly overlaid.

Find 6: Glazed Pottery Body Fragment

94.48E/53.21S

27.49m A.E.

Locus 8

One bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered. Another bucket sieved, 1-2cm fragment of pottery found. Loose dirt cleared and roots clipped.

PM

Continued leveling in Locus 8 to achieve the same elevation of Locus 5 using hand axes and trowels. Terra cotta, pottery, and bone found, as well as a fragment of Medieval tile.

Find 7: Medieval Tile Fragment

92.37E/53.62S

27.41m A.E.

Locus 8

During leveling, a fragment of tooth recovered.

Find 8: Tooth Fragment

94.91E/53.66S

27.44m A.E.

Locus 8

One bucket sieved, one fragment of pottery 2cm in length recovered. Along the northern extent of Locus 8 , which has been leveled to Locus 5 , terra cotta included in the trench level. Incised pottery found.

Find 9: Incised Impasto Body Fragment

93.32E/53.04S

27.41m A.E.

Locus 8

Nearby, the end of a long bone recovered.

Find 10: Long Bone End Fragment

93.39E/53.02S

27.39m A.E.

Locus 8

One bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered. A fragment of ridged pottery found during leveling.

Find 11: Ridged Impasto Body Fragment

94.14E/53.39S

27.42m A.E.

Locus 8

One bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered.

In the central portion of the northern meter, a second phalanx found.

Find 12: Second Phalanx

93.90E/53.36S

27.40m A.E.

Locus 8

One bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered. Fragment of vitrified terra cotta found.

Find 13: Vitrified Terra Cotta Fragment

93.63E/53.67S

27.39m A.E.

Locus 8

A fragment of worked chert and iron slag fragment recovered.

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Find 14: Worked Chert Fragment

93.87E/53.33S

27.41m A.E.

Locus 8

Find 15: Iron Slag Fragment

93.82E/53.31S

27.39m A.E.

Locus 8

One bucket sieved, a fragment of pottery 1-2cm in length recovered. Towards the southeast corner, a fragment of slipped pottery found.

Find 16: Slipped Creamware Body Fragment

94.61E/54.22S

27.44m A.E.

Locus 8

In examining the terra cotta bowl, two fragments of possible crucible found.

Find 17: Possible Crucible Fragment

~94.34E/53.97S

~27.44m A.E.

Locus 8

Find 18: Possible Crucible Fragment

~92.84E/53.84S

~27.36m A.E.

Locus 8

Roots clipped.

Daily Totals:

Locus 7:

Terra cotta: 17 fragments

Pottery: 4 fragments

Locus 7 Sieve Finds:

Pottery: 1 fragment

Locus 8:

Terra cotta: 1/2 bowl

Pottery: 1 latte (92 fragments)

Bone: 4 fragments

Locus 8 Sieve Finds:

Plaster: 1 fragment

Pottery: 5 fragments

Baulk Trim:

Terra cotta: 1 fragment

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Suggested Citation

Ann Elizabeth Glennie. "AEG VIII (2014-07-16):135-156; 16 July 2014 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 62/2014, ID:679/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/5494699b-96e5-4f80-8ddb-ceec49194d7e>

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