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Thursday, July 12, 2007


Work began with a half pick pass of the northern half of the trench, moving out of the NW corner; in the NW corner, a brown, claylike, mottled soil containing carbon is visible, while the remainder of the trench contains the flaky, galestra-like soil of Locus 5 .  Thus this pick pass was done in an effort to uncover and trace teh surface of this newer, brown, mottled soil.  Soil was sorted directly into buckets, in the trench.  During this half pick pass, a full profile of an impasto vessel (Find #1) and a sherd of bucchero with an incised chevron pattern (Find #2) were recovered.

After this half pick pass, no more brown, mottled soil was uncovered, so it was decided to pick the southern, un-picked half of the trench.  The soil throughout the trench remains flaky and galestra-like, with a large quantity of rocks, large tile fragments, and some carbon flecks.  Soil continues to be sorted in the trench, directly into buckets.

Another pick pass was made of the entire trench.  During this pick pass, mottled soil began to appear throughout the trench but there still seems to be

flaky, galestra-like soil present throughout the trench.  Additionally, with this pick pass, the elevation of the trench has been brought down to the approximate elevation of the floor of the eastern extension of the trench.  Thus, the trench will be prepared for the closing of Locus 5 in the original portion of the trench and the opening of Locus 7 throughout the entire trench, including the extension.  Currently, the soil of Locus 5 contains many rocks and large fragments of tile.

In order to prepare for the opening of the new locus, the border between T-48 and the east extension was troweled, in order to level it.  Additionally, in the previous pick pass, a possible full profile of an impasto vessel (Find #3) and a bronze fragment (Find #4) were recovered.



  • Find #1
  • Locus 5
  • 53.38S/195.70E
  • 26.71m A.E.
  • Full profile/intact complete(?) vessel


  • Find #2
  • Locus 5
  • 53.81S/195.89E
  • 26.80m A.E.
  • Bucchero fragment with incised chevron pattern


  • Find #3
  • Locus 5
  • 54.10S/195.18E
  • 26.68m A.E.
  • Possible full profile of impasto vessel
  • Find #4
  • Locus 5
  • 54.10S/195.49E
  • 26.68m A.E.
  • Bronze fragment


A shallow pick pass was done in an effort to bring teh elevation of the trench down to the elevation of the eastern extension.  During this pick pass, most of teh soil throughout the trench appears to be brown, claylike, and mottled, with little galestra present.

Baulk walls were trimmed in preparation for the closing of Locus 5 .

Locus 5

  • Tile and plaster: 4.5 bowls
  • Pottery: 106 sherds
  • Bone: 47 pieces

Baulk Trim

  • Tile and plaster: 1/5 bowl
  • Pottery: 2 sherds
  • Bone: 1 piece

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Katharine R. Kreindler. "KRK II (2007-07-12):107-114; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 48/2007, ID:587/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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