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June 28, 2004


First we cleared the extension area of organic material and rocks.  We made stakes and placed them and string around the new coordinates of the extension.  Corners are at 143 E / 59 S; 144 E / 59 S; 144 E / 60 S; 145 E / 60 S; 145 E / 61 S; 143 E / 61 S.  We took opening elevations in three corners of the extension:

  • NW corner: 80.0 cm b.d.
  • SW corner: 85.0 cm b.d.
  • SE corner: 85.5 cm b.d.

We completed 5 pick-passes this morning.  Locus 1 contains white root rot and a thin humus level.  The top soil is a medium brown.  There was also some yellow clay and many small rocks scattered throughout.  We began to trim the baulk walls.

In the original trench, the south baulk wall, where the stump once was, was trimmed.  The southern corner of the trench was levelled.


In the afternoon, the 6th, 7th, and 8th pick-passes were completed.  We trimmed baulk

walls and roots (of the extension area).  We worked down to Locus 2 of the original trench.  By the end of the day, we exposed a lighter brown soil and declared it Locus 2.  Closing elevations for the day and for Locus 1 / Opening elevations for Locus 2:

  • NW corner: 98.5 cm b.d.
  • SW corner: 100.0 cm b.d.
  • SE corner: 101.5 cm b.d.

The day closed with with 1 1/4 cassette of bulk terracotta for the extension area; 5 pieces of terracotta for the extension area; and 5 pieces of terracotta for Locus 1.  There were no finds.

For the original trench, we finished levelling the center portion of the southern wall and trimmed the southern baulk wall.

The day yielded 1/4 cassetta of terracotta from Locus 3 (of the original trench); 3 pieces of pottery from Locus 3; and no finds.

No elevations were taken because there were no substantial elevation changes.

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Stephanie Blue, Karen G. Mower. "SDB/KGM I (2004-06-28):47-50; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 37A/2004, ID:539/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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