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Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Work began with a pick pass, starting in the southern half of the trench and moving north.  In the T-23 western baulk wall, it seems that a new, gray, flaky, galestra-like soil lies 10cm or less below the floor of the T-48 trench, so the trench was picked in an effort to uncover this new soil.  The soil of the trench remains dark olive-brown and somewhat claylike, the soil of Locus 2 .  The soil continues to be shovelled into buckets and sorted over the wheelbarrow, and there seems to be slightly more material, especially pottery, than in previous days.

After the dirt from this pick pass was sorted and removed, some of the gray, flaky, galestra-like soil idnetified in the T-23 western baulk wall was identified in the floor of T-48, in the northern portion of the trench.  Thus, it was decided to begin a shallow pick pass in the northern half of the trench in order to better expose this new, galestra-like soil.  This soil continued to be shovelled into buckets and sorted over the wheelbarrow.  During this pick pass, a rocchetto fragment (Find #1) was recovered.

Patches of the gray, flaky, galestra-like soil appeared throughout the northern half of the trench, and so it was decided to pick the southern half of the trench, in order to attempt to uncover this gray soil throughout the entire trench.

This pick pass revealed more patches of gray, flaky soil in the southern half of the trench.  This soil was shovelled into buckets and sorted over the wheelbarrow.  Once this dirt was removed and sorted, it was decided to scrape the remainder of the dark olive-brown, Locus 2 soil and fully expose the new, gray, flaky, galestera-like soil.



The trench continued to be scraped down using trowels, in order to better expose the new, gray, flakey, galestra-like soil.  It seems that this new gray soil occurs at a slightly higher elevation in the northern portion of the trench and slowly, gradually slopes down to the south.  Additionally, there is a high

concentration of roofing tiles in the northern portion of the trench.

This concentration of tiles does not seem dense enough to be characterized as a true feature, or to warrant its own locus.

Once the floor of hte trench was scraped down, exposing the tiles and new soil, the baulk walls were trimmed in preparation for the closing of Locus 2 and the opening of Locus 3 .

Locus 2

  • Tile and plaster: 3 bowls
  • Pottery: 124 sherds
  • Bone: 17 pieces

Baulk Trim

  • Tile and plaster: 1/2 bowl
  • Pottery: 4 sherds
  • Bone: 1 piece

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Katharine R. Kreindler. "KRK II (2007-06-27):39-44; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 48/2007, ID:587/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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