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July 16, 2003


Today was used to clean up the trench, i.e. trim baulk walls, remove stump, even out the trench floor.  5-7 cm.s were taken off the baulk walls on all sides (except east end with stump) to straighten the walls.  ca. 1/2 cassetta of terracotta came out of the walls.

We took shallow pick passes in the floor of the trench on the west end, because there seems to be a soil change occurring on the east end.  The soil looks red/pinkish very close up to the stump, but this soil is not apparant throughout the trench.  I feel now that the stump must be removed to really understand the soil discoloration, therefore, we will focus on that.

We cleared a bit more of locus 4 soil in the west end but still have not reached the next stratigraphic layer.  I will understand more after stump removal, but I suspect this layer is on a slope as it is not showing on the west end at all.


The entire afternoon was dedicated to removing the stump.  The stump area is locus 5 (opened on 7/14/03: see page 29 for measurements ) therefore all material yield will belong to this locus.

Locus 5 finds for 7/16:

3/4 cassetta of terracotta

21 sherds of pottery

No special finds

Ending elevations for 7/16 are as follows:

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Elizabeth M. Greene. "EMG II (2003-07-16):38-41; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 32/2003, ID:509/Locus 4". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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