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Daily Log Entry for Tuesday, 3 July 2007



Work started with more defining of tile, especially those tiles under the area where the rocks used to be in the SE.  The soil is still hard packed and dark brown.  It contains inclusions of pottery, bone, and terracotta.  There are still roots in the soil throughout the trench; most of them are small, but some medium-sized (ca. 1-3 cm in diameter) are still present in areas where the stumps used to be (central area of trench and SE).  While we trowelled, large concentrations of charcoal came up in the S and SE area of the trench.  Once the trench was cleared of loose dirt, Locus 3 (Tile spread) was declared.  Photos were taken.  After declaring Locus 3, we began pulling up and cleaning terracotta from the archaic tile spread, which mostly consisted of pan tile.  Lots of flange fragments were also found.  A marked pantile (find #1) was found in the area just to the SE of the center of the trench.  While counting terracotta bowls from Locus 2,

an unusual piece of terracotta was found.  It seems too irregular and bulky for roofing tile, and may be a statue fragment. (Find #2)  No coordinates were taken, since no one remembered from whence it came.

Morning Finds:


We continued tro work on pulling up terracotta.  Rocks in the middle of the trench were further defined and removed.

Unlike some of the other rocks which have been removed, especially the one pulled

on Friday, 29 June 2007 (see pg 57) no terracotta was directly beneath the rocks.  We continued to pull up large amounts of terracotta roofing tiles, especially pan tiles.  The soil is still hardpacked and dark brown; it contains inclusions of bone, pottery, terracotta, and carbon.  We brushed up all loose dirt at the end of the day, and took elevations for Locus 3 opening, since I forgot to do so in the morning.  The day's work should not affect the measurements, since we only pulled tile and did no lower the trench by removing dirt.

A: 27.75

B: 27.67

C: 27.66

D: 27.65

E: 27.64

F: 26.61

G: 27.54




  • 1  1/2 Bowl Terracotta
  • 1/5 Latte Box (26 pcs) Pottery
  • 1/6 Latte Box (23 pcs) Bone


  • 7 Bowls Terracotta
  • 1/2 Box (45 pcs) Pottery
  • 1/5 Box (17 pcs) Bone

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Jason P. Bauer, Joseph R. Vansuch. "JPB V (2007-07-03):65-74; Daily Log Entry for Tuesday, 3 July 2007 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 45/2007, ID:584/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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