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Daily Log Entry for Thursday, 9 July 2009

DAILY LOG ENTRY FOR THURSDAY, 9 JULY 2009

MORNING:

MADE A LIGHT PICK PASS over the higher parts of the trench floor in Locus 5 & 6 , and trowelled to define the rocks found yesterday in Locus 5 and the concentration of rocks found in the NW corner of the trench. Trowelling in Locus 5 has revealed more rocks and they almost appear to form a circular feature . The soil inside the rocks is still consistent w/ Locus 5 . It is more yellow and definitely dryer than rest of the trench. Trowelling around the concentration of rocks in the NW corner has revealed an extremely hard packed soil which is difficult to trowel through. The first pick pass in the rest of the trench has no revealed anything else other than soil consistent w/ Locus 6 , a few more larger fragments of tile, smaller bits of terracotta, and some ceramic & bone. There are also still roots throughout the trench. Three more light pick passes were made in the trench to level it out. Some pieces of terracotta & ceramic were recovered. The third pick pass revealed small (pea-sized) chunks of charcoal near the center of the northern half of the trench. After the third pick pass, we trowelled around some of the tiles in the NE meter of the

T-56, Stone Feature

(see diagram on pg 73 in JRV-II)

trench. After trowelling around the tiles, we pulled them up and underneath there were a few more fragments of tile on top of a rock. There was also a fragment of finger incised terracotta (Find #1).

MORNING FINDS:

FIND #1, Locus 6

FINGER-INCISED TERRACOTTA

137.38 E, 38.62 S

106 cm BD = 27.94 m abs elev

AFTERNOON:

Trowelled to define the rocks in the SW corner of the northern half of the trench. Another rock appeared slightly underneath the rocks in the SE portion of the feature. Some of the higher areas of the trench floor were also trowelled to level the floor. Some charcoal was recovered when trowelling near where the tiles were removed. After that a pick pass was made in the middle of the trench, from the baulk wall down to the backfill \x93shelf,\x94 in the area in between the rock feature and the tiles in the NE corner. The soil continues to remain the same it is clayey in texture and a yellowish-brown olive color. The soil is damper

in the SE corner of the northern half of the trench. The soil in general is just more moist in the E than in the west.

FINDS:

Locus 5: Terracotta: 12 pcs

Ceramic: 3 pcs

Bone: 4 pcs

Locus 6: Terracotta: 1 Bowl

Ceramic: 1/3 Latte box

Bone: 5 pcs

CLOSING ELEVATIONS:

NW CORNER: 102 CM BD = 27.98 m abs elev

CENTER: 112 CM BD = 27.88 abs elev

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Joseph R. Vansuch. "JRV II (2009-07-09):71-78; Daily Log Entry for Thursday, 9 July 2009 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 56/2009, ID:616/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/adc74064-eae4-4ad9-832d-4ccee5cc788a>

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