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Friday, July 27, 2007

AM

Work began with a pick pass of the entire trench, starting in the north and working south.  Throughout the whole trench, soil is claylike and mottled, although it is noticeably redder and contains more plaster running in a north-south strip down the center of the trench.  Soil is sorted directly into buckets, while in the trench.

Because the soil throughout the trench is mottled and much tile has been recovered from the entire trench, a new locus has not yet been declared.  Additionally, many small bronze flakes have been found throughout the trench, and so bulk bronze has been established for bronze fragments without an identifiable shape.

During this pick pass, in the southern half of the trench, a bone, possibly burnished, hemispherical fragment (Find #1), a sherd of painted, possibly Italo-Corinthian pottery (Find #2), a fragment of worked bone with an incised chevron pattern (Find #3), an incised fragment of burnished bone (Find #4), and another burnished bone fragment decorated with a chess board pattern (Find #5) were recovered.

A second pick pass was begun, again starting in the northern half of the trench and moving south.  Soil remains claylike and mottled throughout the trench, although again there does seem to be more plaster in the central meters of the trench, giving it a redder color.  However, a large quantity of tile and ceramic has been found throughout the trench, as well as carbon, and so these soils have not been separated into different loci.  When the northern half of the trench was picked, a fragment of a bone plaque with an incised guilloche pattern along the border (Find #6), a finial with a hole and possible slip (Find #7), and a sherd of greenish, painted pottery with lotus palmettes (Find #8) were found.

Finds

20070175

20070175
  • Find #1
  • Locus 10
  • 53.77S/196.29E
  • 26.18m A.E.
  • Hemispherical burnished bone

20070247

20070247
  • Find #2
  • Locus 10
  • 53.77S/195.66E
  • 26.26m A.E.
  • Painted pottery (Italo-Corinthian?)

20070210

20070210
  • Find #3
  • Locus 10
  • 54.12S/196.21E
  • 26.18m A.E.
  • Bone fragment with incised chevron pattern

20070328

20070328
  • Find #4
  • Locus 10
  • 54.34S/196.07E
  • 26.19m A.E.
  • Incised burnished bone

20070225

20070225
  • Find #5
  • Locus 10
  • 54.35S/196.23E
  • 26.20m A.E.
  • Burnished bone with incised checker pattern

20070248

20070248
  • Find #6
  • Locus 10
  • 53.54S/196.68E
  • 26.14m A.E.
  • Bone plaque fragment with incised guilloche border

20070169

20070169
  • Find #7
  • Locus 10
  • 52.86S/196.51E
  • 26.19m A.E.
  • Possible finial fragment

20070187

20070187
  • Find #8
  • Locus 10
  • 53.30S/195.46E
  • 26.23m A.E.
  • Painted pottery with lotus palmette

PM

The pick pass begun in the morning was completed.  Soil continues to be claylike and very mottled, although it is redder and contains more plaster in the cetnral meters of the trench.  Soil is sorted directly into buckets while in the trench.

An additional pick pass was completed, again starting in the north and working south.  During this whole pick pass, soil continues to be claylike and mottled, with a high concentration of plaster in the central meters of the trench.  During this pick pass, a bone bead (Find #9), a fragment of a ring of burnt bone with incised concentric rings (Find #10), a curved bronze fragment (Find #11), a piece of slag (Find #12), and a sherd of painted pottery (Find #13) were recovered, as well as an antler disk fragment (Find #14).

Finds

20070233

20070233
  • Find #9
  • Locus 10
  • 53.41S/195.03E
  • 26.22m A.E.
  • Ribbed bone bead

20070177

20070177
  • Find #10
  • Locus 10
  • 54.16S/195.62E
  • 26.26m A.E.
  • Ring of burnt bone with incised concentric rings
  • Find #11
  • Locus 10
  • 52.91S/195.93E
  • 26.22m A.E.
  • Curved bronze fragment
  • Find #12
  • Locus 10
  • 53.62S/195.94E
  • 26.16m A.E.
  • Slag (bronze)

20070311

20070311
  • Find #13
  • Locus 10
  • 54.34S/195.26E
  • 26.21m A.E.
  • Painted pottery

20070159

20070159
  • Find #14
  • Locus 10
  • 54.62S/195.67E
  • 26.18m A.E.
  • Antler ring fragment

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Katharine R. Kreindler. "KRK II (2007-07-27):175-184; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 48/2007, ID:587/Locus 10". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/a5dcf2fb-268d-49b0-abd7-b553554dcd0f>

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