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Daily Log Entry for Friday, 20 July 2007

FRIDAY, 20 JULY 2007

AM

We started work with a pick pass in the NW corner in order to level the trench, and then we also picked higher ground just to the east of the rock sticking out of the baulk wall on the east wall of the roped-off stone feature.  The soil in the NW (Locus 5) was for the most part the same but today we pulled up a whole bowl full of large roofing (10-15 cm) tile fragments, whereas earlier pick passes were in almost sterile soil.  The pick pass in the middle section mostly pulled up Locus 4 soil, but some clumps of very dark, burn-layer-Locus-6-like soil were also extracted by some deeper strokes of the pickaxe.  We then picked in Locus 6 (NE corner) so we could level that area of the trench.  Several medium-sized rocks were extracted, so the rock in the NE may not be bedrock.  We found a spindle whorl (Find #4), iron slag (Find #5), vitrified terracotta (Find #6), and a piece of butchered bone (Find #7).  We then picked in the western section.  The soil is extremely mottled and still contains an unusually high concentration of plaster.  Some clumps of soil also contain pinkish small inclusions in the dirt which are probably from plaster.  A rocchetto fragment (Find #8)

and two pieces of vitrified terracotta (Finds #9 &10) were extracted from the west.  We then picked in the south & the southern portion of the middle section.  Large amounts of dark mottled soil came up with the picked soil.  We will probably scrape the area with trowels once the soil is sorted to removed the last of the Locus 4 soil.  A rocchetto fragment (Find #11) was recovered from the sorted soil.

MORNING FINDS:

  • FIND #1
  • Decorated Black Slip Pottery
  • Locus 4
  • 188.34 E, 46.56 S
  • 27.18 abs. elev.
  • FIND #2
  • Decorated/Banded Pottery
  • Locus 4
  • 187.66 E, 46.44 S
  • 27.22 abs. elev.
  • FIND #3
  • Incised Buccheroid
  • Locus 4
  • 187.50 E, 46.09 S
  • 27.26 abs. elev

MORNING FINDS CONT\'D:

  • FIND #4
  • Spindle Whorl
  • Locus 6
  • 187.45 E, 46.23 S
  • 27.28 abs. elev.
  • FIND #5
  • Iron Slag
  • Locus 6
  • 187.74 E, 45.71 S
  • 27.28 abs. elev
  • FIND #6
  • Vitrified Terracotta
  • Locus 6
  • 187.81 E, 46.55 S
  • 27.23 abs. elev
  • FIND #7
  • Butchered Bone
  • Locus 6
  • 187.88 E, 45.96 S
  • 27.28 abs. elev
  • FIND #8
  • Rocchetto Fragment
  • Locus 4
  • 186.08 E, 47.61 S
  • 27.22 abs. elev

MORNING FINDS CONT\'D:

  • FIND #9
  • Vitrified Terracotta
  • Locus 4
  • 186.34 E, 46.60 S
  • 27.23 abs. elev.
  • FIND #10
  • Vitrified Terracotta
  • Locus 4
  • 186.38 E, 46.60 S
  • 28.24 abs. elev
  • FIND #11
  • Rocchetto Fragment
  • Locus 4
  • 187.12 E, 46.84 S
  • 27.16 abs. elev

PM

After lunch we finished sorting the dirt from the pick pass in the south & middle sections.  We found a piece of bronze which looks like it came from a vessel (Find #12).   We then picked in the west, where dark dirt has also started to come up with pick passes.  Except for the bits of dark dirt, the soil remains the same, a medium, mottled brown.  While sorting the dirt from the western pick pass, we found 2 pieces of vitrified

terracotta (Finds 13 &14) and another rocchetto fragment (Find #15).  After sorting the dirt from the western pick pass we brought down the dirt on the western & southern boundaries, sorted it, and trimmed the baulk walls.

AFTERNOON FINDS:

  • FIND #12
  • Bronze Fragment
  • Locus 4
  • 188.21 E, 47.62 S
  • 27.19 abs. elev.
  • FIND #13
  • Vitrified Terracotta
  • Locus 4
  • 186.90 E, 46.58 S
  • 27.20 abs. elev.
  • FIND #14
  • Vitrified Terracotta
  • Locus 4
  • Bowlfind
  • FIND #15
  • Rocchetto Fragment
  • Locus 4
  • 185.59 E, 46.96 S
  • 27.22 abs. elev

MATERIAL YIELDED:

Locus 4:

  • 6 Bowls Terracotta
  • 10 Latte Boxes Pottery
  • 2   1/2 Latte Boxes Bone
  • 9 pcs. Bulk Bronze

Locus 5:

  • 1 Bowl Terracotta
  • 1/3 Latte Box Pottery
  • 1/3 Latte Box Bone

Locus 6:

  • 1   1/3 Bowl Terracotta
  • 1   1/3 Latte Box Pottery
  • 2/3 Latte Box Bone

Baulk Trim:

  • 1/3 Bowl Terracotta

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Joseph R. Vansuch. "JRV I (2007-07-20):59-70; Daily Log Entry for Friday, 20 July 2007 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 45/2007, ID:584/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/ae7d64a3-b406-4381-9791-0a542605f7aa>

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