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July 22, 2003


Continued removing the greyish, locus 3 soil from above the galestra-type, locus 4 layer. The galestra-type layer has turned out to be significantly uneven, and in several places dirt characteristic of Locus 3 sits next to Locus 4 soil at the same elevation. Anrtifacts surrounded by greyish, locus 3 soil were removed, while those which appeared to rest in or on the galestra-type soil were left. In the case of material surrounded by grey dirt which appeared to possibly rest on galestra-type soil, the artifcats pedestalled and left in place. However, a few artifacts appeared to be beneath galestra-type soil, but above greyish dirt. This introduces the possibility that some of the soil presumed to have been part of Locus 3 and consequently removed may have actually been part of the

archaic surface.


It now appears that the archaic surface, characterized by galestra-type soil and rocky inclusions, contains a hard-packed, grey dirt which is lighter than and distinct from the soil of locus 3. Continued to remove the locus 3 soil from thourghout the trench along with associated artifacts. Material whcih was surrounded by soil which was difficult to assign to an appropriate locus was defined and left in situ to be re-evaluated in favorable morning light.

There was no significant change in the elevation of the trench today.

Finds Totals, Locus 3:

  • 2 latte boxes terracotta
  • 77 sherds pottery
  • 2 pieces bone
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Patrick Coleman. "PJC I (2003-07-22):32-35; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 34/2003, ID:512/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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