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trimmed all baulks of the trench. In the course of doing so, approximately 6 pieces of terracotta tile were recovered. These tile fragments, due to their location in the topsoil, are consistent with the Locus 1 designation. After trimming the baulks, a number of depths were taken throughout the trench, the majority of which were recorded in the western end in preparation for making a sounding cut. the cut will be located in teh 9 square meters numbered E77-79/S18-20. The purpose of this sounding is to provide a good stratigraphical section for the remainder of the trench and also to determine if the area will yield useful information.

Upon beginning the first cut of the aforementioned sounding, starting from the west a light yellowish brown soil was uncovered, much different from the

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soil previously encountered in Locus 1. Thus, this yellowish soil has been labeled Locus 2. Using the Munsell chart, the soil was matched with the color of 2,5y 6/4. This first cut was continued through meters E77-78/S18-20.

While picking in meter E77/S20 a leg of a small animal was revealed. the flesh and fur was still attached to its leg, and it appeared to be the appendage of a rabbit. A few tile fragmetns and bits of pottery were also found. A comprehensive account of all tile fragments, pottery, and finds will be recorded in the P.M. section of todays's entry.

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Finished first cut of the sounding trench through meters E77-79/S18-20. Found piece of impasto and 6 pieces of finely-levigated, orange ceramic, though it was badly worn.

Removed 3 stumps and in doing so recovered 4 pieces of terracotta and a corseware handle fragment, and since these were recovered at a higher level among the stump roots, these finds have been determined to be consistent with the Locus 1 designation.

Began second cut eastward through meters E77/S19-20. Second cut revealed more of the smae yellowish earth, yet with fewer roots and stones, and is thus consistent with Locus 2. In addition, 11 fragments of terracotta were recovered from Locus 2 today.

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Alexis M. Christensen. "AMC VIII (1998-06-22):26-31; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 49/1998, ID:362". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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