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Wednesday, July 22 nd 2015


Since the southernmost meter of the trench is slightly higher than the rest of the trench, work was concentrated in the morning by scraping down the area until it was level with the rest of the trench. Just to the south of the linear rocks, it appears there is a floor surface comprised of pottery and tile of various sizes lying

horizontal on hard-packed soil. The soil is a lighter brown than the rest of the trench and small fragments of bone are being found just to the east. There is also a large rock, flat in appearance, level with the floor surface. For the time being, the soil not to the level of the floor surface will be scraped down until the area is clearly visible. Now that the floor surface is as visible as possible, the baulk between T 77's extension and T 79's western edge of the trench was taken down to the level of T 79's southwestern corner. Meanwhile, the rocks

in the middle of the trench were defined and swept to expose them fully and the rest of the baulk walls were trimmed. Additionally, a small patch of charcoal is within the floor surface roughly in the southwest corner of the trench and in the westernmost edge of the extent of the floor surface. A small piece of ridged pottery was found in between the rocks, approximately in the western center half of the trench on top of what may also be a floor surface.

Special find # 1

Ridged Pottery

Locus 2

39.83 S, 103.85 E

199 cm BD/ 26.93 m AE

It appears that a rough circular area within the rocks is also a floor

surface, containing several horizontal pottery fragments and tile on the top. This is a roughly 25 cm area in the western half of the trench. In addition, there are several pottery pieces within the

rocks in the northwest corner, although for the time being they will remain

in situ.


It was decided that the trench and both floor surfaces should be photographed and then drawn. Therefore, the trench was brushed and all of the loose dirt was picked up in preparation. Once the loose dirt was collected, photographs of the floor surface were taken and the entire trench was drawn. While the trench was drawn with a meter grid, the baulk was trimmed back to the string and the wall between T 77's extension and T79 was taken down.

Special Find #2

Rectangular Iron Fragment

Baulk Trim

38.26 S, 103.25 E

~177 cm BD/ 27.15 m AE

Locus 2 Linear Rock FeatureĀ and Floor Surface Trench Drawing

While trimming the baulk, a rectangular iron fragment was found inĀ the northwest corner. After the trench was drawn and the loose dirt was picked up from the baulk trim, end of day elevations were taken.

End of Day Elevations:

NW: 188 cm BD/ 27.04 m AE

NE: 194 cm BD/ 26.98 m AE

SE: 197 cm BD/ 26.95 m AE

SW: 202 cm BD/ 26.90 m AE

Daily Counts:

Locus 2:

Tile: 1/16 bowl

Pottery: 63 pieces

Bone: 4 fragments

Bronze: 0

Baulk Trim:

Tile: 1/8

Pottery: 36 pieces

Bone: 5 fragments

Bronze: 2 fragments

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Suggested Citation

Melissa L. Ludke. "MLL III (2015-07-22):71-80; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 79/2015, ID:702/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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