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14 July 2017


Work continued on leveling the trench and removing the Locus 2 soil with hand picks and trowels.  The baulks are also being trimmed; any finds from the baulks will be counted separately.  Stumps were removed.



The trench was prepared for opening Locus 3.  Locus 3 consists of a yellowish brown soil extending across the full trench.  There are some large stones in the NW corner of the locus, and a piece of terra cotta protruding up about one meter north from the center of the southern baulk.  Some roots and one stump remain.


Locus 3 Drawing


Opening photos were taken and Locus 3 was opened.  Opening elevations were taken.


Locus 3 Opening Elevations:

NW: 26.85 mAE

NE: 26.80 mAE

SE: 26.72 mAE

SW: 26.77 mAE


A pick pass was begun in the W end of the trench.  A diagnostic bone fragment was found.


Special Find #10: diagnostic bone


26.77 mAE


The first five buckets of Locus 3 soil were set aside for flotation testing.  Closing elevations were taken.


Closing Elevations:

NW: 26.85 mAE

NE: 26.80 mAE

SE: 26.72 mAE

SW: 26.75 mAE


End of Day Totals:

Locus 2:

Terra Cotta: 1/8 bowl

Pottery: 6 sherds

Bone: 1 fragment

Locus 3:

Terra Cotta: 1/8 bowl

Pottery: 1 sherd


Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Document Type Trench Book Entry
Start Page 35
End Page 39
Trench Book Entry Date 2017-07-14
Entry Year 2017
Trench CA87
Title CA87 (AJM) excavation, p. 35-39
Entry Type Excavation
Property or Relation Value(s)
Temporal Coverage
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Arthur J. Maroney. "CA87 (2017-07-14):35-39; Excavation from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A87/CA87 2017". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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