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3 July 2014

3 July 2014


Began day with pick axing around the stump along the northwestern baulk wall. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, a few fragments of terra cotta and one fragment of slag found.

Find 1: Iron Slag Fragment

27.56m A.E.


Locus 2

In order to define the extent of the light brown-yellowish soil, several areas of higher elevation pick axed to remove the medium brown. Soil sorted and removed from the trench, a few fragments of terra cotta and pottery recovered. One bucket sieved, one small fragment of terra cotta and one small fragment of pottery found. Pick pass completed in the southern meter. Bone, pottery, and terra cotta recovered during sorting and cleaning. One bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered. Pick passes done in the eastern

most and westernmost meter. Soil remains consistent with Locus 2 , no sign of the light brown-yellowish soil in those areas yet. Pottery, bone, and terra cotta recovered in small concentrations. Pick axe used to clean out areas under the tree stump in the northwest baulk wall. Simultaneously the baulk walls pick axed around the bases to clean them. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench. Pottery and terra cotta recovered. It was decided that diagnostic fragments of bone should be tracked, so one fragment of bone made a special find.



Find 2: Bone Fragment with Distal End


27.57m A.E.

Locus 2

Pick pass done in the central one by four meters of the trench. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, terra cotta, pottery, and bone

recovered. One base fragment, possibly coil made, and the distal end of a bone found.

Find 3: Possible Coil Made Base Fragment


27.54m A.E.

Locus 2



Find 4: Bone Fragment with Distal End


27.50m A.E.

Locus 2

One bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered. Carbon fragment recovered, saved as a sample (95.25E/52.08S; 27.51m A.E.). Three minute flakes of bronze found, each only about a millimeter in length, but with no associated object or information gained from them, flakes discarded. After

soil cleaned from the center, a few more rocks are appearing so hand picks and trowels used to define their extent. The largest stones are 20-30cm in length and the smaller ones 5-15cm in length. The collection of rocks may form a feature which runs from the eastern baulk wall in a roughly linear fashion towards the northwestern corner for about three meters. During definition, sorting, and cleaning terra cotta and pottery found, as well as a fragment of iron slag.

Find 5: Iron Slag Fragment


27.51m A.E.

Locus 2

One bucket sorted, one fragment of terra cotta found two centimeters in length. At the same time as the definition in the central part of the trench, the southeast corner and northwest baulk wall leveled. Soil also removed from beneath the stump on the northwest

baulk wall and a limb of the stump in the northwestern corner removed. One bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered.


Using the axe, one third of the stump in the northwestern baulk wall removed. Wood debris removed from trench. Area beneath the stump which is higher in elevation leveled out. Axe used to separate tree stump from the baulk wall and to divide it in half. Stump not removed by end of day.

Daily Totals:

Locus 2:

Terra cotta: 1/4 bowl

Pottery: 1/2 latte (50 fragments)

Bone: 5 fragment

Sieve Finds:

Terra cotta: 2 fragments

Pottery: 1 fragment

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Suggested Citation

Ann Elizabeth Glennie. "AEG VIII (2014-07-03):51-60; 3 July 2014 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 62/2014, ID:679/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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