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Daily Log Entry for Thursday, 16 July 2009



Picked in the NE corner of the trench, which is higher than the rest of Locus 10 . Also picked around the rocks in Locus 10 which are south of the rock feature ( Locus 8 .) The soil in both areas is still a yellowish brown olive colored clay. Another pick pass was made in the in the center of Locus 10 , and terracotta & ceramic were recovered.

Since the soil resembles that of Locus 6 , and since more finds are being recovered in Locus 10 , a new locus will be declared for the floor of the whole trench. The rocks in Locus 10 & rock feature ( Locus 8 ) will be lifted & the entire floor will be excavated. This is all per Tony Tuck's instructions.

The rocks south of the rock feature ( Locus 8 ) were photographed & lifted. In preparation for declaring a new locus, the baulk walls through the whole trench were trimmed.


Removed some of the rocks from the rock feature ( Locus 8 ). They do not appear to sit on any other rocks.

After removing some of the rocks from the feature, dirt from underneath & around them was removed. After that, opening photos for Locus 11 were taken. Since most the soil in the trench is similar, the entire trench floor will be Locus 11 , except for Locus 7 , which will remain open, since the soil there is visibly different from the rest of the trench. The soil in Locus 11 is a light, - almost yellowish brown colored clay, and contains terracotta & ceramic. After opening photos were taken, a pick pass was made in the northernmost meter of the trench. Terracotta & ceramic were recovered as was a fragment of the banquet frieze plaque (Find #1) and a piece of black-slipped poterry. (Find #2).

T-56, Locus 11 Opening

(see diagram on pg 115 of JRV-II)

(Coordinates & Elevations on pg 119)


Locus 10: 2/3 Bowl Terracotta

16 pcs Ceramic

1 pc Bone

Baulk Trim: 1/3 Bowl Terracotta

1/3 Latte Box Ceramic

3 pcs Bone, 1 pc shell

Locus 11: 1/3 Bowl Terracotta

2 pcs Ceramic

Locus 7: 10 pcs Terracotta

Find #1

Banquet Scene Frieze Plaque Fragment

Locus 11

128 cm BD = 27.72 m abs elev

137.05 E, 38.70 S


Find #2

Black-Slip Pottery

Locus 11

127 cm BD = 27.73 m abs elev

137.59 E, 38.30 S

Locus 11 Opening Elevations:

NW Corner: 119 cm BD = 27.81 m abs elev

NE Corner: 114 cm BD = 27.86 m abs elev

SE Corner: 140 cm BD = 27.60 m abs elev

SW Corner: 121 cm BD = 27.79 m abs elev

1. 125 cm BD = 27.75 m abs elev

2. 126 cm BD = 27.74 m abs elev

3. 129 cm BD = 27.71 m abs elev

Locus 11 Opening Coordinates:

1. 136.78 E, 38.00 S

2. 136.61 E, 38.50 S

3. 136.19 E, 38.49 S

Munsell Readings for Locus 11:

10 YR 4/3 Brown (dry)

10 YR 5/4 Yellowish Brown (wet)

Closing Elevations:

NW Corner: 129 cm BD = 27.71 m abs elev

NE Corner: 127 cm BD = 27.73 m abs elev

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Joseph R. Vansuch. "JRV II (2009-07-16):113-120; Daily Log Entry for Thursday, 16 July 2009 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 56/2009, ID:616/Locus 6". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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