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Daily Log 10 July 2009


Work to expose mottled soil across entire trench continued in northern portion and part of the southern. Locus 5 (backfill) remained untouched. Work on baulk walls was started from 57S/178E to approximately 57S/176E. Within Locus 4, but as the soil was changing, 7 pieces of bulk bronze were found, confined to the 56S/176E to 55S/176E area. Find #1 Burnished and painted pottery was found in the southern pick pass.

Find #1 Burnished, painted pottery


27.28m (absolute elevation)

Locus 6 was declared (closing Locus 4) and photos taken. Soil is gray and mottled with plaster, carbon, and limestone inclusions. The soil is slightly inconsistent in color because of variations in inclusion types. (See diagram) 3/4 bowl of terracotta recovered from Locus 4.

Locus 6 Elevations:

57S/178E = 69cm below datum = 27.31m (absolute elevation)

55S/178E = 76cm below datum = 27.24m (absolute elevation)

55S/177E = 80cm below datum = 27.20m (absolute elevation)

53S/177E = 79cm below datum = 27.21m (absolute elevation)

A pick pass was performed across the southern portion (excluding Locus 5) and iron slag, possible bronze file, and bronze tack were recovered along with pottery and bone.

Find #2 Iron Slag


27.18m (absolute elevation)

Find #3 Possible Bronze cosmetic instrument


27.18m (absolute elevation)

Find #4 Bronze Tack


27.24m (absolute elevation)


Pick pass conducted in northern end of trench revealed further depth to carbon and bronze heavy area. A single clod of dirt produced vitrified terracotta with metal and a bronze pin, with a bronze pin fragment and more vitrified terracotta in close proximity.

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Steffanie R. Sayce. "SRS I (2009-07-10):43-52; Daily Log 10 July 2009 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 53/2009, ID:613/Locus 4". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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