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July 13, 1998 AM

The work resumed today in excavating locus 10 in CA42N, meters N12-14 W9.  Area around and within the stone formation (locus 8) was troweled down 5 cm. to the depth of 100-105 cm b.d.  The stones were exposed more and appear to be packed into the soil very close to one another.  They are fairly large (20-40cm) and irregularly shaped.  The soil of locus 10 is 2.5Y 4/3, olive brown.  These are small (5-10cm) stones dispersed throughout the area which occur randomly around the stone formation and don\'t ssem to be intentionally placed.  material recovered from the area of locus 10 excavated today was numerous and fairly well preserved.  It included 56 bone fragments (3 teeth), 30 tile fragments (small and worn), 2 creamware, 8 coarseware, 6 redware, and 80 impasto fragments.  Also an iron slag piece and a worked chest were found.

Last part of the morning was spent trimming baulk through N13-15 of locus 10.  The drawing of the stone formation was done and photos taken.

Work also resumed in CA42 well area today.  Baulks were trimmed and excavating continued next to the well wall.

July 13, 1998 PM

In CA42N started leveling locus 10 floor and troweling down meters N12-14 W9 to the deepest excavated level of locus 10, approximately 105 cm b.d.  After the floor was swept in the eastern part of the trench, a yellowish soil became visible in that part of locus 10, which is basically sterile.

The dark soil around the stone formation contained carbon and all archeological material excavated today, which included 40 bone fragments (2 were burnt), 23 tile pieces (1-7cm), 1 piece of plaster, 4 coarseware, 3 orangeware and 47 impasto pieces.  Special finds included a bronze rod-shaped object, fragment of impasto with molded knob decoration, coil-made impasto rim and a large part of impasto vessel in many fragments and very friable.  A speck of bronze was also noted.

In CA42 well area the wall was excavated to 265 cm b.d.  More air pockets appeared between stones.  A large piece of terracotta was exposed as constituting part of the wall.  The foundation trench for the well is now more clearly discernible.  The soil impacted between the rocks in the lower level of the well is wet and extremely clayey.  The presence of tile fragment in the wall suggests that there was a heavy terracotta roofing tile production in existance during the construction of the well.




  • Find #2
  • N14.42 W7.92
  • 110cm b.d/locus 10
  • 2 pieces of worked chest (debitage)


  • Find #4
  • N13.1 W8.2
  • 105 cm b.d/locus 10
  • coilmade rim (in 2 fragments)




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Margarita Gleba. "MG II (1998-07-13):86-97; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 42N/1998, ID:360". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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