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June 16, 2004


Finished clearing the remaining areas of locus one. Locus 1 closed. White root rot was found in other areas of the trench. Rocks appeared at the middle meter mark of the trench near the stumps in the NW corner. A new soil type was cleared down (to Locus 2). This new soil was a tan-grey dirt, lighter than Locus 1 and with many more roots in it. The soil appers lighter around the tree stumps, a more light brown, probably due to reaction with the trees.

Locus Two Elevations

NW 22.325m  NE 22.33m  SW 21.99m  SE 21.93m

Pickaxed through Locus 2; it was much more rocky than Locus 1, almost every pickpass brought up up some rocks. Much more root rot and all of the terracotta was very worn. The stumps made it hard to get a full pickpass through the trench. Still no observable ceramics, all that is found is highly worn terracotta. One of the terracotta fragments was somewhat strange and made a find (Find 1). In addtion we found another piece of vitrified material (Find 2).

Another pass was mde through the center of the trench. More rocks popped up around the middle west side of the trench. There is still a lot of root rot which makes the soil appear grey throught the trench. The soil continues to be doimated by worn terracotta, tree roots, and rocks. One large chunk of fairly burnt terracotta  also appeared.


Finished cleaning the pickpass from this morning. Trimmed the northern and western baulk walls- the eastern wasll is hard to work on due to the stumps intriduing into the trench. The root rot has spread across the trench and makes it hard to distinguish the color of the soil. Small ceramic pieces were found, however they were very worn. Worked on the stump to bring it down to the level of the floor. Took closing elevations.

Closing Elevations

NW 22.35m NE 22.33m SW 21.99m SE 21.91m

Material Yielded

  • 1 casetta terracotta (Locus 2)
  • 3 pieces of ceramic (Locus 2)
  • 1/5 casetta terracotta (Locus 1)



  • Find 1
  • Terracotta Fragment
  • 202.32E, 87.87S
  • 22.19m (ae)
  • Locus 2

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Jason P. Bauer. "JPB I (2004-06-16):15-18; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 40B/2004, ID:543/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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