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Friday, 21/07/2006


Work began by scraping down the floor of the trench in Locus 5 in order to level the floor and fully expose the furface of the feature.  THis was done using trowles and the mottled claylike soil of Locus 5 was removed.  Simultaneously, the western baulk wall was trimmed using baulk hammers and trowels.  While trimming the baulk wall, a possible amphora handle was found in the southwest corner baulk wall (Find #1).  Additionally, while scraping down the floor of the trench, a red slip rim sherd (Find #2), a piece of burnt pottery preserving the base (Find #3), and a pantile fragment with an incision (Find #4) were uncovered.  By scraping down the trench floor, it appears that the cut stone uncovered yesterday marks the easternmost extent of the feature.  It also seems that the burnt surface extends to the east.


The floor surface of Locus 5 continued to be scraped down and levelled using trowels.  Work focused on bringing the northeast quarter ofc the trench down to the same elevation of the southeast quarter.  Relatively little tile and pottery was recovered from this area, however a few large tile fragments have been uncovered.  The western baulk wall, as well as the eastern one, continued to be trimmed in the afternoon using

trowels.  While trimming the baulk wall, a possible iron nail was recovered (Find #5).  By the end of the work day, no more elements of the feature had been revealed.


  • Find #2
  • Locus 5
  • 12.53S/0.12E
  • 10cm a.d.
  • Red slip pottery rim.  Rim flares out slightly (app. 1cm).  Sherd 2-3cm long, creamy-orange colored fabric.


  • Find #3
  • Locus 5
  • 13.19S/0.04E
  • 7cm b.d.
  • Burnt pottery - base with body attachment.  Impasto.  Orange fabric with surfaces burnished black.  Base raised app. 1-2cm.  Body attachment app. 1-2cm thick, shallow curve.


  • Find #5
  • Baulk Trim (probably from Locus 4)
  • 12.72S/1.56W
  • 46cm a.d.
  • Iron fragment, possibly nail.  App. 3cm long, 1cm thick, heavily coroded.

Locus 5

  • Tile: 2 1/2 bowls
  • Pottery:
  • Bone:

Baulk Trim

  • Tile: 2 1/2 bowls
  • Pottery:
  • Bone
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Katharine R. Kreindler. "VT 6 (2006-07-21):47-49; Daily Log from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescoavdo 6/2006, ID:583/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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