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Daily Log 18/7/14

AM A pick pass was done in the northern meter of the extension in locus 7 . The soil is a granular yellowish-brown soil. It is sandier than the previous locus. Another pick pass was completed in the next meter south. Roots were clipped and soil was sorted. A pick pass was done in the next meter south. This meter was rockier than the other ones. Some of the rocks have been defined but others seem to be unconnected to the defined ones. The final meter in the south was picked and sorted. Some rocks were uncovered near the southeastern corner and further defined. Tile and a few fragments of bone are being uncovered in the locus. The 2x1 baulk between T-57 and T-58 was picked and the roots continue to cause trouble picking. Several rocks were also defined in this area. We began picking again in the northern meter. The soil was sorted and sieved and dumped. While cleaning a fragment of diagnostic bone was found (SF #1). While defining a rock in this meter some fragments of slag were found (SF #2).

Special Find #1 Diagnostic Bone Locus 7 29.22 mAE 96.73 E, 33.99 S

Special Find #2 Slag Locus 7 29.22 mAE 95.64 E, 33.73 S

A pick pass was done in the next meter sound. Soil was sorted and tile and pottery was recovered. The next two meters south were picked, sorted, and sieved. There are many more rocks in these meters and much less material than the northern meters, although tile is still being recovered. The 2x1 extension between T-57 and T-58 was picked and the roots defined. A few rocks were entwined in the roots. The rocks of the southern meters were defined and the roots were cut out.

PM The afternoon began by better defining and exposing the rock feature in locus 7 toward the south end of

the trench. The soil around this rock feature is similar to the rest of the locus. In order to further expose the feature and lower the northern end of locus 7 another pick pass was done, and all the loose dirt was sorted by hand into buckets, with every fourth bucket sieved. The first pick pass was the meter directly north of the rock feature. After sorting, the final northern meter of locus 7 was picked. Small pockets of flakey gray soil were found during the pass. While cleaning up the dirt, a clear layer of flakey grey limestone was uncovered near the north east corner of the trench. The rocks in the north of the locus seem smaller and to follow less of a linear pattern to hose in the south of the trench. However, further excavation is needed to further clarify the significance. Also while sorting in the north end of locus 7 , a diagnostic pig tooth was uncovered (SF #3).

Special Find #3 Diagnostic Pig Molar Locus 7 29.21 mAE 96.49 E, 33.95 S

Afterwards, a final third pick pass was done in the meter north of the rock feature in locus 7 , once again. While cleaning up the dirt a miniature impasto vessel was removed from the floor after the pick pass (SF #4).

20140068 Special Find #4 Miniature Impasto Vessel Locus 7 29.16 mAE 96.12 E, 34.96 S

Bulk Find Locus 7 Tile- 1/3 Bowl (54 pieces) Pottery- 1/3 latter (35 pieces) + 2 pieces (sieve) out of 8 sieves) Bone- 4 pieces

Daily Closing Elevations 1. 29.27 mAE 2. 29.19 mAE 3. 29.15 mAE 4. 29.18 mAE 5. 29.25 mAE 6. 29.23 mAE

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC VI (2014-07-18):105-112; Daily Log 18/7/14 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 57/2015, ID:699/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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