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It was decided to work on site rather than in the mag until 9:15 to use the good light conditions to excavate the feature and Locus 5 further. This was donew ith trowels, with all material from this context carefully sorted manually into a dust pan.

Opening elevations Locus 5 24.56 AE

A rock packing was found at the bottom of Locus 5 and will be declared Locus 6. Opening photographs and elevations were taken. The rocks appear set into a very hard, compacted, clay like soil.


Opening elevation for Locus 6 is 24.51 AE

Work will now begin with trowels to remove the rock packing. The rock packing itself is associated with only tiny terracotta inclusions of less than 1mm in diameter. After a further five centimetres excavation, compacted yellow sterile soil was found. The feature noarrowed to a size indicative that it was no longer a deliberately created pit. It appears that the rock packing may have been the intended bottom surface of the feature.

Closing elevation for Locus 6 is 24.37 AE

Daily totals

Locus 5

Terracotta 31 Pottery 0

Locus 6

Terracotta 1 Pottery 0

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Lucy Shipley. "LHS I (2012-07-11):115-117 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 56/2012, ID:650/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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