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Daily Log 18 July 2014

18 July 2014

The morning began with a pickpass of the entire trench working north to south. It was decided that due to the large amount of diagnostic bone which is being recovered that from this point forward it will be bulk found along with the undiagnostic bone in latte boxes and counted at the end of the day. The soil continue to be dark brown but appears to be becoming less compacted. A large amount of bone and pottery and terracotta are being recovered. A piece of burnt bone (Special Find #1) was found in the southern meter of the trench. A full latte box of pottery and \xbe of a latte box of bone have been recovered from this pickpass. A piece of vitrified terracotta (Special Find #2)was found close to the burnt bone at the southern 2 nd meter.

Special Find #1

Burnt Bone

Locus 4

28.01 m.A.E.


Special Find #2

Vitrified Terracotta

Locus 4

28.00 m.A.E.


Another pickpass was completed working north to south over the entire trench. An additional piece of vitrified terracotta (Special Find #3). A fragment of a cavetto (Special Find A#4) was found in the north of the trench close to where the tile fall had been removed.

Special Find # 3

Vitrified Terracotta

Locus 4

27.94 m.A.E.



Special Find # 4

Cavetto Fragment

Locus 4

27.94 m.A.E.


In the southern end a small piece of slipped pottery (Special Find #5) which may be Ionic was found.

Special Find #5

Slipped Pottery

Locus 4

27.98 m.A.E.


An additional pickpass was done north to south. A large amount of pottery and bone are being uncovered. The shaft of an Iron Nail was found (Special Find #6) in the center of the trench. Soil continues to be sorted by hand and with trowels, and every third bucket is sieved.

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Special Find # 6

Iron Shaft

Locus 4

27.94 m.A.E.


Three full latte boxes of bone have been excavated so far. While counting the morning bone and pottery a small round bone was found which could possibly be a small human or bird bone. It was decided to special find this (Special Find #7). Three points were taken and the average used. A large rock (28 cmx 8 cm) was removed fom the southern most point in the trench.

Special Find #7


Locus 4

27.94 m.A.E.


The afternoon began with the decision to remove a collection of tile that still remains in the north of the trench. In order to do so hand picks and trowels were used to clear away the dirt surrounding the in situ tiles. Withim this area a burnt bone (Special Find #8) was found between tile and a rock. A piece of decorated bucchero (Special Find #9) was found in the same area.

Special Find #8

Burnt Bone

Locus 4

28.03 m.A.E.


Special Find #9

Decorated Bucchero

Locus 4

28.02 m.A.E.


In the north of the trench between two intact tiles was a fragment of pan tile with a nail hole (Special Find #10) which may preserve paint. A small piece of vitrified terracotta was also found (Special Find #11). A small piece of bronze was found (Special Find #12) in the sieve, an approximate calculation was able to be calculated.

Special Find # 10

Pan Tile with nail hole

Locus 4

28.04 m.A.E.


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Supplemental Find #1

Loom Weight Fragment

Locus 4



28.05-27.90 m.A.E.

Special Find # 11

Vitrified Terracotta

Locus 4

28.01 m.A.E.


Special Find #12

Bronze Fragment

Locus 4

27.99 m.A.E.


Closing Elevations:

  • NW-28.11 m.A.E.
  • NE- 27.99 m.A.E.
  • SW- 27.97 m.A.E.
  • SE- 27.90 m.A.E.

Daily Totals:

  • Terracotta- 8 bowls
  • Pottery- 268 pcs.
  • Bone-196 pcs.
  • Baulk Finds- 27 pcs pottery
  • Sieve Finds-4 Terracotta, 13 Pottery, 2 Bone

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Nora K. Donoghue. "NKD I (2014-07-18):99-110; Daily Log 18 July 2014 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 67/2014, ID:684/Locus 4". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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