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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

AM:

The morning began by taking opening elevations in Locus 2 and Locus 3 . No elevations were taken of Locus 4 because not enough work was done in that Locus to differentiate it from its opening elevations. After the elevations were recorded, a pick pass was done in the entirety of Locus 4 using a pick axe to break up the dirt and trowels to sort it into buckets. The soil is a root-filled, dark brown hummus layer with the presence of small rocks and yielding a small amount of terra cotta and pottery. Two more pick passes were done in the same way throughout Locus 4 . The bedrock slab that extends SE into the trench from the NW is getting larger as the depth of the Locus increases. Pieces of it sheer off during the pick passes. A large tree root / stump has appeared in the easter portion of the trench as well. The soil appears to be becoming a sandier, olive / yellow colored soil that is flaky. Similar to the soil found in Locus 1 and Locus 3 . The southern wall of Locus 4 , which was the northern baulk wall before the extension, was leveled even with the rest of Locus 4 using a pick axe to break the soil and trowels and hands to sort the dirt into buckets.

Locus 2 :

\x95 NW (80 W / 105 S): 31.60 m A.E.

\x95 NE (78 W / 105 S): 31.59 m A.E.

\x95 SE (78 W / 106.5 S): 31.66 m A.E.

\x95 SW (80 W / 106.5 S): 31.67 m A.E.

Locus 3 :

\x95 NW (80 W / 106.5 S): 31.63 m A.E.

\x95 NE (78 W / 106.5 S): 31.64 m A.E.

\x95 SE (78 W / 108 S): 31.55 m A.E.

\x95 SW (80 W / 108S): 31.56 m A.E.

Two more pick passes were done in Locus 4 , working around the bedrock and leveling the soil. The soil is becoming looser and sandier, making it easier to pick and sort. Another pick pass was done in Locus 4 , using a pick to break the soil which was then sorted by the hand and trowel into buckets. In pockets the soil is really sandy and loose and even becomes a lighter yellowish color instead of the brown soil. The large piece of bedrock in the NW corner appears to dive downward, almost vertically on its southwestern corner facing edge. The southeastern facing edge appears to abruptly stop. A few pieces of worn terra cotta and pottery have been found. The southern wall of Locus 4 was then removed, using a pick axe to

Pull the wall back into Locus 4 as broken up dirt, which was then sorted into buckets using hands and trowels. Using hand picks and trowels a leveling of Locus 4 was done from the South moving North.

PM:

Once leveled it was decided to close Locus 4 since it was approaching level with Locus 2 . Because of the extremely sandy soil found in Locus 4 around a curve it was the bedrock it was decided to create new Loci, Locus 5 and Locus 6 instead of combining Locus 2 (rock pack with a crevice) and Locus 4 (extension with bedrock). Opening photographs, coordinates, and elevations were taken for both Locus 5 and Locus 6 . Using a hand pick and a trowel Locus 5 is being dropped and leveled to Locus 6 . A pick pass was done through Locus 6 , removing the layer of stones and with the hopes of exposing the crevice. Most of the stone were removed except for a very large store located about in the center of the trench. The soil was then sorted by hand and trowel. Using trowels Locus 6 was then leveled and rocks were defined. Both in the removing of the rocks and the leveling / defining no terra cotta or pottery was found. The soil is an

Locus 4 : Closing Elevations

\x95 NW (80 W / 104 S): 32.10 m A.E.

\x95 NE (78 W / 104 S): 31.61 m A.E.

\x95 SE (78 W / 105 S): 31.70 m A.E.

\x95 SW (80 W / 105 S): 31.65 m A.E.

\x95 1 (79.73 W / 104.58 S): 31.61 m A.E.

\x95 2 (79.28 W / 104.81 S): 31.68 m A.E.

\x95 3 (78.97 W / 104.47 S): 31.70 m A.E.

\x95 4 (78.55 W / 104.78 S): 31.63 m A.E.

\x95 5 (78.50 W / 104.34 S): 31.64 m A.E.

\x95 6 (79.16 W / 104.19 S): 31.86 m A.E.

Bulk Finds:

Locus 4 :

\x95 Terra Cotta: 17 sherds

\x95 Pottery: 9 sherds

\x95 Bone: 0 fragments

Opening Elevations:

Locus 5 :

\x95 NW (80 W / 104 S): 32.10 m A.E.

\x95 NE (78 W / 104 S): 31.61 m A.E.

\x95 SE (78 W / 105.20 S): 31.70 m A.E.

\x95 SW (80 W / 105.20 S): 31.65 m A.E.

\x95 1 (79.73 W / 104.58 S): 31.61 m A.E.

\x95 2 (79.28 W / 104.81 S): 31.68 m A.E.

\x95 3 (78.97 W / 104.47 S): 31.70 m A.E.

\x95 4 (78.55 W / 104.78 S): 31.63 m A.E.

\x95 5 (78.50 W / 104.34 S): 31.64 m A.E.

\x95 6 (79.16 W / 104.19 S): 31.86 m A.E.

Locus 6 :

NW (80 W / 105.20 S): 31.63 m A.E.

NE (78 W / 105.20 S): 31.62 m A.E.

SE (78 W / 106.50 S): 31.64 m A.E.

SW (80 W / 106.50 S): 31.62 m A.E.

Trench Diagram: Locus 5

Trench Diagram: Locus 6

Olive / yellow flaky sandy soil that breaks up easily. Along the western portion of Locus 6 as well as in a few other pockets a greyish, darker, moist claylike soil appears. The Locus was then leveled, loose dirt sorted, and closing elevations were taken. Terra Cotta and pottery were counted. Since no digging was done in either Locus 5 or Locus 3 today no elevations were taken.

Locus 6 : Closing Elevations

\x95 NW (80 W / 105.20 S): 31.49 m A.E.

\x95 NE ( 78 W / 105.20 S): 31.53 m A.E.

\x95 SE (78 W / 106.50 S): 31.55 m A.E.

\x95 SW (80 W / 106.50 S): 31.66 m A.E.

Bulk Finds:

Locus 5 :

\x95 Terra Cotta: 0 sherds

\x95 Pottery: 0 sherds

\x95 Bone: 0 fragments

Locus 6 :

\x95 Terra Cotta: 1 sherd

\x95 Pottery: 0 fragments

\x95 Bone: 0 fragments

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Mike C. Ginnard. "MCG I (2011-07-26):55-70; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 48/2011, ID:643/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/5dac3804-ea52-45fe-9a5b-76974c7126de>

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