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This morning we began with a full pick pass across the surface of Locus 16.  This locus is within 10-15cm of the surface of Locus 17.  Once both loci are level, they will be combined to form one 2m x 3m locus, and we will go down roughly 20cm to determine the extent of the carbon feature.

By mid-morning the surface of Locus 16 was level with that of Locus 17.  Carbon increased exponentially along the east and south walls, indicating that the carbon layer moved across the length of the 2m x 3m locus that will be officially determined this afternoon.  Baulk walls will be trimmed for the remainder of the morning.



This afternoon baulk walls were trimmed in order to gain a clear view of the stratigraphy along the south and west walls.  Locus 17 was declared once again, combining Locus 16 and the previous Locus 17, to see how far the carbon layer stretches north and east.  By the end of the afternoon, after two complete pick passes, the burn layer/carbon appeared to start at 136 E/35 S, and sloped downward towards the southeast corner.

Material recovery in this soil is minimal; very few pieces of pottery, bone and terracotta.  The soil itself is dense, extremely dark and filled with white inclusions.

Locus 17 Opening Elevations

SW  136 E / 37 S   27.59m AE

NW  136 E / 35 S   27.58m AE

NE  139 E / 35 S   27.9m AE

SE  139 E / 37 S   27.64m AE

Special Find #1

Worked Bone

Locus 16 (Baulk Wall)

27.57m AE

134.4 E / 37 S

Special Find #2

Pithos Fragment

Locus 16 (Baulk Wall)

28.06m AE

134.91 E / 37 S

Material Totals:

Baulk Wall

1 bowl terracotta

4 bone fragments

11 pottery sherds

Locus 16

1 and 1\4 bowls terracotta

29 bone fragments

1\2 latte box pottery

Locus 17

1\8 bowl terracotta

7 bone fragments

17 pottery sherds

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Alisa M. Augenstein, Dustin B. Brownell. "AMA/DBB I (2008-07-28):171-178; 28/7/08 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro South Flank/Tesoro South Flank 4/2008, ID:602/Locus 13". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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