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Friday, July 26, 2013

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Work began by troweling the floor of Locus 6 , as the trench is currently too wet for us to use a pickaxe. Troweling began on two fronts, from the northern edge of the locus moving south and from the E-W running linear rock feature moving north. Immediately in the northern meters, a new soil was revealed; this soil is olive brown in color with frequent patches of gray, chalky soil. The remainder of the yellowish brown, mottled, claylike soil will be removed. Soil was hand sorted directly into buckets in the trench and high quantities of pottery and iron slag were recovered. Additionally, a sherd of ridged buccheroid (Find #1), a burnt bone fragment (Find #2), two pieces of vitrified terracotta (Find #3), a bronze sheet fragment (Find #4), a possible crucible fragment (Find #5), a large bronze fragment (Find #6), a large fragment of iron slag (Find #7), a heavy piece of bronze (Find #8), an iron nail (Find #9), and a spindle whorl fragment (Find #10) were found.

Once the trench was dry enough, a pick pass was made of the central meters of the locus in order to remove the last of the Locus 6 soil. Soil was hand sorted directly into buckets in the trench. High quantities of pottery but relatively little tile was found.

Once this pick pass was cleaned up, the trench was scraped down in preparation for the closing of Locus 6 .

Special Finds:

  • Find #1

  • Locus 6

  • 54.95E/36.28S

  • 26.99m A.E.

  • Ridged buccheroid

  • Drawing

  • Find #2

  • Locus 6

  • 55.55E/38.33S

  • 26.90m A.E.

  • Burnt bone

  • Drawing

  • Find #3

  • Locus 6

  • 55.06E/38.23S

  • 26.93m A.E.

  • Vitrified terracotta

  • Drawing

  • Find #4

  • Locus 6

  • 54.71E/36.17S

  • 27.05m A.E.

  • Bronze sheet fragment

  • Drawing

  • Find #5

  • Locus 6

  • 54.64E/36.15S

  • 27.05m A.E.

  • Possible crucible fragment

  • Drawing

  • Find #7

  • Locus 6

  • 55.68E/38.97S

  • 26.97m A.E.

  • Iron slag

  • Drawing

  • Find #8

  • Locus 6

  • 55.81E/39.08S

  • 26.92m A.E.

  • Bronze chunk

  • Drawing

  • Find #9

  • Locus 6

  • 54.31E/37.24S

  • 27.00m A.E.

  • Iron nail

  • Drawing

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  • Find #10

  • Locus 6

  • 54.88E/36.55S

  • 26.98m A.E.

  • Spindle whorl

  • Drawing

PM

Locus 6 was closed and three new loci, Locus 7 , Locus 8 , and Locus 9 were opened. In addition, Locus 3 and 4 in the original area of the trench were closed, as Loci 7 , 8 , and 9 extend across the original part of the trench and the northern and western extension. Locus 7 is the roughly curvilinear line of rocks running E-W across the entire trench. Locus 8 is everything north of the rock line, and Locus 9 is everything south of the rock line; Locus 8 is equivalent to Locus 3 but extends across the entire trench and Locus 9 is equivalent to Locus 4 but extends across the whole trench.

Diagram of loci

Closing elevations Locus 3:

  • 56E/39S: 26.95m A.E.

  • 59E/39S: 26.83m A.E.

  • 59E/40.31S: 26.86m A.E.

  • 57.69E/39.93S: 26.80m A.E.

  • 56E/39.65S: 26.74m A.E.

Closing elevations Locus 4:

  • 56E/39.65S: 26.74m A.E.

  • 57.69E/39.93S: 26.80m A.E.

  • 59E/40.31S: 26.86m A.E.

  • 59E/41S: 26.69m A.E.

  • 56E/41S: 26.66m A.E.

Closing elevations Locus 6:

  • 54E/36S: 27.04m A.E.

  • 56E/36S: 27.01m A.E.

  • 36E/40S: 26.84m A.E.

  • 54.90E/40S: 26.84m A.E.

  • 54E/39S: 26.85m A.E.

Opening elevations Locus 7:

  • 54E/37.69S: 27.10m A.E.

  • 56E/38.44S: 26.94m A.E.

  • 56E/39.25S: 27.09m A.E.

  • 57.42E/39.56S: 26.84m A.E.

  • 59E/39.97S: 26.86m A.E.

  • 59E/40.31S: 26.86m A.E.

  • 57.69E/39.93S: 26.84m A.E.

  • 56E/39.65S: 27.00m A.E.

  • 54E/38.93S: 26.95m A.E.

Opening elevations Locus 8:

  • 54E/36S: 27.04m A.E.

  • 56E/36S: 27.01m A.E.

  • 56E/38.44S: 26.88m A.E.

  • 56E/39.25S: 26.95m A.E.

  • 57.42E/39.56S: 26.84m A.E.

  • 59E/39.97S: 26.86m A.E.

  • 59E/39S: 26.83m A.E.

  • 54E/37.69S: 26.96m A.E.

Opening elevations Locus 9:

  • 54E/38.93S: 26.85m A.E.

  • 56E/39.65S: 26.88m A.E.

  • 57.69E/39.93S: 26.80m A.E.

  • 59E/40.31S: 26.86m A.E.

  • 59E/41S: 26.69m A.E.

  • 56E/40S: 26.84m A.E.

  • 54.90E/40S: 26.84m A.E.

  • 54E/39S: 26.85m A.E.

A pick pass was made in the north western extension area of Locus 8 . The locus in the original part of the trench was not picked, as it is at a lower elevation. Soil is a medium olive brown with some patches of grayish, chalky soil and is hand sorted directly into buckets, with 1 in 3 buckets dry sieved. High quantities of tile and a fair amount of pottery was found. Additionally, two fragments of iron slag (Finds #11, 12), a ridged buccheroid rim (Find #13) two more pieces of slag (Finds #14, 15), a piece of vitrified terracotta (Find #16), a possible crucible fragment (Find #17), and a fifth fragment of iron slag (Find #18) were recovered. As five pieces of slag have now been found in this locus, slag will be bulk found.

Simultaneously, hand picks were used to excavate Locus 9 in the extension of the trench, as the floor here is at a higher elevation than in the original part of the trench. Soil is olive brown with some patches of gray, chalky soil, although with fewer patches than Locus 8 . Soil was hand sorted directly into buckets and 1 in 3 buckets were sieved. High quantities of pottery but relatively little tile was recovered, including a ridged rim sherd (Find #19) and a possible crucible fragment (Find #20), as well as a fluted bone bead (Find #21).

Special Finds:

  • Find #11

  • Locus 8

  • 55.45E/38.41S

  • 26.90m A.E.

  • Slag

  • Drawing

  • Find #12

  • Locus 8

  • 55.09E/38.30S

  • 26.89m A.E.

  • Slag

  • Drawing

  • Find #13

  • Locus 8

  • 54.50E/37.55S

  • 26.91m A.E.

  • Ridged buccheroid

  • Drawing

  • Find #14

  • Locus 8

  • 55.18E/36.77S

  • 26.85m A.E.

  • Slag

  • Drawing

  • Find #15

  • Locus 8

  • 55.01E/36.86S

  • 26.94m A.E.

  • Slag

  • Drawing

  • Find #16

  • Locus 8

  • 54.55E/37.73S

  • 26.89m A.E.

  • Vitrified terracotta

  • Drawing

  • Find #17

  • Locus 8

  • 55.12E/38.17S

  • 26.84m A.E.

  • Possible crucible fragment

  • Drawing

  • Find #18

  • Locus 8

  • 54.48E/36.43S

  • 26.94m A.E.

  • Slag

  • Drawing

  • Find #19

  • Locus 9

  • 55.22E/39.71S

  • 26.75m A.E.

  • Ridged rim

  • Drawing

20130206

  • Find #20

  • Locus 9

  • 54.54E/39.24S

  • 26.75m A.E.

  • Possible crucible fragment

  • Drawing

20130202

  • Find #21

  • Locus 9

  • 55.48E/39.59S

  • 26.72m A.E.

  • Bone bead

  • Drawing

Locus 6:

  • Tile: \xbc bowl

  • Pottery: 186 sherds

  • Bone: 11 fragments

  • Iron slag: 42 fragments

  • Bronze: 2 fragments

Locus 8:

  • Tile: 1/6 bowl

  • Pottery: 66 sherds (8 sieved)

  • Bone: 5 fragments

  • Iron slag: 4 fragments

Locus 9:

  • Tile: 26 fragments (1 sieved)

  • Pottery: 51 sherds

  • Bone: 3 fragments

Supplemental Finds:

20130201

  • Find #1
  • Locus 6
  • 54-56E/36-40S
  • 27.18-26.84m A.E.
  • Incised bucchero
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Katharine R. Kreindler. "KRK VI (2013-07-26):145-162; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A83/2013, ID:671/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/5b03307b-b820-47c5-9709-2a81fd4b979c>

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