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Daily Logue 28 July 2014


28 July 2014

The morning began with a small amount of bailing the area around T-67 because of overnight rain.  A pickpass was done from south to north over the southern meter of Locus 7 .  It appears that the burn layer between Locus 7 has been revealed on the east side of the southern meter, but not the west.  The layer may be following the natural slope along the north-south, but also may be sloping down to the west.  In the southeastern area of the trench a piece of vitrified terracotta (Special Find#1) was found.

Special Find #1

Vitrified Terracotta

Locus 7

27.98 m.A.E.

189.56E/ 42.42S


A piece of creamware with preserved slip (Special Find #2) was also found in the cleaning of the pickpass.  Soil continues to be sorted by hand and with trowels, with every third bucket sieved.  A piece of grooved pottery (Special Find #3) and a bone with a possible cut mark (Special Find #4) were found in the center of Locus 7 .

Special Find #2

Slipped Creamware

Locus 7

27.63 m.A.E.



Special Find #3

Grooved Pottery

Locus 7

27.63 m.A.E.





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Special Find # 4

Cut Bone

Locus 7

27.65 m.A.E.



The soil revealed in the southeast of the trench is a dark brown and highly carbon included soil. This dark soil runs up to the north along the east side but has yet to be revealed on the central and western portion of the trench. A full profile of an impasto base (Special Find #5) was found in a pickpass that was lightly done from south to north in Locus 7 .

Special Find #5

Full profile Base

Locus 7

A piece of ridged pottery (Special Find #6) was found at the southern most point in Locus 7 . An additional pickpass was done over the high points of Locus 7 .

Special Find #6

Ridged Pottery

Locus 7

27.67 m.A.E.





The trench was cleaned of spoil with hands and trowels. A piece of decorated bucchero (Special Find #7) and a piece of slag (Special Find #8) were also found.

Special Find #7

Decorated Bucchero

Locus 7

27.65 m.A.E.

189.56E/ 46.37S


Special Find #8


Locus 7

27.64 m.A.E.



The trench was further leveled with handpicks and trowels. A number of rocks have been revealed in the north of Locus 7. It appears that there is a lighter brown soil on the western side of Locus 7 . Baulk walls were improved in preparation for photos. While baulk walling three pieces of slag were found in relatively close proximity (Special Find #9).

Special Find #9


Baulk Finds




It was decided to declare a new locus in the southern area of the last meter. During the prep for photos a piece of slag was found (Special Find #10).



Locus 8 Opening Drawing

Locus 8 opening elevations and Coordinates

\xb7 A- 27.60 m.A.E. 189.26E/47.12S

\xb7 B- 27.65 m.A.E. 189.48E/47.45S

\xb7 C- 27.62 m.A.E. 189.58E/47.84S

\xb7 D- 27.65 m.A.E. 189.49E/48.05S

\xb7 E- 27.61 m.A.E. 189.16E/48.05S

Locus 8 is a loosely compacted light brown soil which is made up of a fine soil. It appears that this locus is still above the burn layer and thus will be excavated first. A pickpass was completed within Locus 8



Bone, pottery, tile continue to be found, though with less frequency than before.  A rocchetto, in two fragments (Special Find #11) was found next to a flange in Locus 8 .

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Special Find #11


Locus 8

27.59 m.A.E.



Locus 8 continues to be lowered with handpicks and trowels. A small piece of vitrified terracotta (Special Find #12) was found close to the southern limit of Locus 8 .

Special Find #12

Vitrified Terracotta

Locus 8

27.50 m.A.E.



A pickpass was done in Locus 8 . The soil remains light in color and very loosely compacted. The soil was spoiled in to buckets by hand. Excavation was suspended due to rain.

Daily Totals:

Locus 7 -

  • Terracotta - 2 bowls
  • Pottery -53 pcs.(1 sieve)
  • Bone -35 pcs.

Locus 8 -

  • Pottery -52 pcs.
  • Bone -35 pcs.
  • Terracotta- 1/4 bowl

Baulk - 38 pcs - pottery



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Nora K. Donoghue. "NKD I (2014-07-28):163-172; Daily Logue 28 July 2014 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 67/2014, ID:684/Locus 6". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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