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Daily Log 14 July 2014

14 July 2014

The morning began with a pickpassworking from south to north. It was decided to continue work in Locus 1 becauseit remains higher than Locus 2 . The soil continues to be a dark brown and fullof organic materials. A diagnostic bone (Special Find #1) was found in thenorthern limit of Locus 1.

Special Find # 1

Locus 1

Diagnostic Bone

28.29 m.A.E.

46.32S/189.36 E

The soil remains a dark brown. Adiagnostic bone (Special Find #2) was found in the south of Locus 1 . Pottery,bone, and tile continue to be found. Special Find #2

Diagnostic Bone (2)

Locus 1

28.24 m.A.E.


In addition to material smallrocks have been turned up as well. The dirt created was cleaned and Locus 1

was picked again in an attempt toremove topsoil. Another pickpass was competed of locus 1 . The soil is beginningto appear to become more compacted. A diagnostic bone (Special Find #3) wasfound at the southern extent of Locus 1 .

Special Find #3

Diagnostic Bone

Locus 1

28.91 m.A.E.


A large rock in the southeast corner of the trench 38 cm in lengthand 29 cm in width has been exposed to be a floating rocks and has now becomeloose. It has been removed. Another pickpass was done in Locus 1 in order toremove the remaining soil of Locus 1 and reveal the more compacted darker soilthat contains pockets of galestra like stone. In this pickpass a ridgepole tileand two associated pieces (Special Find #4) at the southernmost extent of thetrench.

Special Find #4

Ridgepole Tile

Locus 1

28.10 m.A.E.


Baulk walls were improved and Locus 1 was troweled. In an attempt to reveal the extent of the galestraincluded soil it was decided to do a shallow pickpass within Locus 2 . Thebackfill placed into T-46 was removed at the NW corner of T-67 in order tocontinue the excavation without contamination. In the shallow pickpass a smallflake of bronze (Special Find #5) and a ridged piece of pottery (Special Find#6) were found in the southern extent of Locus 2 .

Special Find #5

Bronze Flake

Locus 2

28.21 m.A.E.


Special Find #6

Ridged Pottery

Locus 2

28.22 m.A.E.


An additional bronze fragment wasfound close to the east wall in the south (Special Find #7).

Special Find #7

Bronze Fragment

Locus 2

28.20 m.A.E.


A small piece of brunt bone was foundin the south of Locus 1 (Special Find #8).

Special Find #8

Burnt Bone

Locus 1

28.18 m.A.E.



Locus 2 was picked again in anattempt to fins similar soil being revealed in Locus 2 . The soil was sorted andcleaned. Excavation was then prevented due to rain.

Closing Elevations:

\xb7 NW- 28.17 m.A.E.

\xb7 NE-28.22 m.A.E.

\xb7 SW if Locus 2 - 28.26 m.A.E.

\xb7 SE of Locus 2 - 28.25 m.A.E.

\xb7 SE of Locus 1 - 28.12 m.A.E.

\xb7 SW of Locus 1 -28.06 m.A.E.

Closing Totals Locus 1 :

\xb7 Terracotta-2 and \xbe bowl

Closing Totals Locus 2 :

\xb7 Terracotta-1 bowl

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Nora K. Donoghue. "NKD I (2014-07-14):53-60; Daily Log 14 July 2014 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 67/2014, ID:684/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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