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The excavation of CB 46 and other trenches was temporarily suspended due to heavy rainfall. Work began at 1:30pm in both the northern and southern extensions. In Locus 6 of the northern extension, troweling was done in the northern most meter to continue finding the extent of the feature. Troweling was also done along the southern wall o lower the area surrounding the tree stump, both to level the trench and to expose more of the feature. Baulk walling will similarly be done simultaneously. In Locus 7 of the southern extension, work was done with trowels to expose the large root in the north eastern corner. Additionally baulk walling continued and trowels were used to expose the gallestra like soil along the southern wall and the terracotta/rock in the northern meter.

In lovus 6, terracotta was appearing in the far northern corner, primarily within the baulk wall, though the feature still seems to end at approximately 30S. The soil spanning the northern extension remains Locus 6 \x97olive/brown and claylike. The soil type is constant within the terracotta feature as well as the flattened soil in the northern meter.

The soil change in the southern meter is now entirely visibly after the area was scraped, leveled,

and baulk walled. The texture is difficult to ascertain because of the moisture in the soil, however yesterday it was very flakey like gallestra. The color is lighter than the color of Locus 7 and is more yellow. This soil is apparent in the southern most meter (to the 35S wall) and extends into the northern half of the extensions to the presumed end of the rock/terracotta feature. The soil within the feature remains Locus 7 . Work during the remainder of the day will be done in the area of the feature. The new soil represent a change in loci and will therefore not be touched. The root in the NE corner of the southern extension was completely defined and then removed. Trowels were used to remove the dirt that lay below the root and define the feature. Additionally, the baulk walls in both loci were trimmed.

Little terracotta was pulled up in both loci\x97largely because the majority of terracotta remained in situ. Very litter pottery was uncovered in Locus 6 , a far greater amount was found in Locus 7 . Pottery summaries:

Locus 6 :

Terracotta: 1/5 bowl

Pottery: 7 pieces

Locus 7 :

Terracotta: \xbd bowl

Pottery: 29 pieces

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Kelsey E. Hallerman. "KEH I (2011-07-28):85-88; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 46/2011, ID:640/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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