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Excavation in locus 4 was completed today.  Approximately 2/3 bowl of terracotta fragments recovered along with 6 pottery sherds.

Closing depths of locus 4:

NE corner:  49 cm. above datum point

NW corner:  49 cm.

SW corner:  49 cm.

SE corner:  50 cm.

The trench was extended 1/2 m. north.  The surface layer of this extension is a continuation of the surface layer of the former trench and therefore designated also locus 1.

Opening depths of locus 1 (extension):

NE corner:  42 cm. above datum point

NW corner:  96 cm.

SW corner:  101 cm.

SE corner:  49 cm.

Photographs were taken and digging commenced in this 3 m. X 1/2 m. extension.  The soil consists of both patches of sod and areas of loose pebbles.  Approximately 1/3 can of terracotta fragments recovered and approximately 2 latte boxes of pottery sherds found.

After the surface layer was removed the area of this extension was divided into 2 loci due to a slight change in the coloration of the soil.

Opening depths of locus 5:

NE corner:  70 cm. above datum point

NW corner:  86 cm.

SW corner:  92 cm.

SE corner:  71 cm.

Opening depths of locus 6:

NE corneer:  41 cm. above datum point

NW corner:  70 cm.

SW corner:  71 cm.

SE corner:  44 cm.

Munsell for locus 5:  hue 7.5 YR 6/4 light brown

Munsell for locus 6:  hue 7.5 YR 4/2 brown

The soil of locus 5 is pebbly.  Photographs taken.

Digging commenced in locus 5.  This locus contained some modern debris (e.g., fiberglass).  A 10 X 20 X 40 cm. block of modern concrete was removed.  Approximately 1 bowel of terracotta fragments recovered and approximately 1 dozen pottery sherds found.

Special Finds:

  • Find #1 (supplemental)
  • Table find
  • Locus 1
  • Decorated coarseware fragment
  • Find #2 (supplemental)
  • Table find
  • Locus 1
  • Black slip rim fragment
  • Find #3 (supplemental)
  • Table find
  • Locus 1
  • Black slip base fragment
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Ed Clark. "VT 2 (2006-06-30):14-16; Daily Log from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 2/2006, ID:577/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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