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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

AM

Work began by closing Locus 11 and opening Locus 12 where the rock packing was removed yesterday, as all the rocks appear to have been removed. Closing photos and elevations for Locus 11 /opening photos and elevations for Locus 12 were taken.

Closing elevations Locus 11 /Opening elevations Locus 12

\xb7 99S/45W: 29.61m A.E.

\xb7 99S/43W: 29.50m A.E.

\xb7 100.35S/43W: 29.47m A.E.

\xb7 100.98S/43W: 29.76m A.E.

\xb7 100.41S/45W: 29.56m A.E.

Once Locus 12 was opened, a pick pass was made of the entire locus. Soil is dark grayish-blue with occasional patches of lighter olive-colored soil, extremely claylike in texture, with an oily appearance. Soil is sorted directly into buckets in the trench, with a little tile and pottery but no bone having been recovered.

A second pick pass was made of the entire locus, with soil being sorted in the trench directly into buckets. Soil continues to be dark grayish-blue in color with small patches of a lighter olive-colored soil, extremely claylike and wet in texture, with an oily appearance. Some tile and pottery but no bone was found, with a small concentration of larger tile and pottery fragments being uncovered near the NE corner of the locus.

A third pick pass was made of the entire locus. Soil continues to be dark grayish-blue in color with small patches of lighter olive-colored soil, extremely claylike in texture, oily in appearance, and with the occasional small rock. Soil was sorted directly into buckets in the trench and a bit of tile and pottery was recovered.

Two more pick passes were made of the locus. Soil continues to be dark grayish-blue with occasional patches of lighter olive colored soil, extremely claylike in texture and wet, oily in appearance, with infrequent small rocks. Soil was sorted directly into buckets in the trench with some tile and pottery but no bone found.

A sixth pick pass was made of the locus. Soil continues to be mostly dark grayish-blue in color, claylike, and oily in appearance but began to appear lighter, more olive=colored, and sandier in texture in the eastern part of the locus. Additionally, more rocks and larger fragments of tile began to appear with the new soil. Soil continues to be sorted directly into buckets in the trench, with more tile and pottery being recovered. In addition, a soil sample was taken.

PM

Two pick passes were made in the locus, bringing the floor of the locus below the floor of the 2010 trench level. The soil is now a mixture of dark grayish-blue and a lighter olive-colored soil, is claylike, and contains some rocks and roots. Soil is sorted directly into buckets in the trench and a little tile or pottery was recovered.

A third pick pass was made of the locus this afternoon. Soil is a mixture of dark grayish-blue and lighter olive-brown, is claylike, and contains some rocks and roots but little tile or pottery. Soil is sorted directly into buckets in the trench. The soil appears to be becoming more predominantly olive-brown in the eastern part of the locus. During this pick pass, a possible statue fragment (Find #1) was recovered.

A fourth pick pass was made of the entire locus, bringing the floor approximately 15-20 cm below the 2010 floor. Soil continues to be a mixture of dark grayish-blue and lighter olive brown claylike soil and remains extremely moist and oily in appearance. The soil is sorted directly in the trench into buckets and contains some tile, pottery, and rocks but no bone.

Special Finds

\xb7 Find #1

\xb7 Locus 12

\xb7 100.11S/44.17W

\xb7 29.16m A.E.

\xb7 Possible statue fragment

\xb7 Drawing

Locus 12

\xb7 Tile and Plaster: \xbe bowl

\xb7 Pottery: 21 sherds

\xb7 Bone: 0 fragments

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Suggested Citation

Fredrik G. Tobin. "FGT I (2011-07-26):187-194; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 38/2011, ID:637/Locus 10". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/91a06cc9-eefb-4490-9bd5-c6c70625a976>

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