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Daily Log- 27/6/15



Organic matter was cleared from the top of the trench, stumps were cut back, branches were clipped. Due to a surveying error from last year art of T-73 extends into T-57. Locus 1 will be declared open over the section of the trench not previously excavated, opening elevations for both the entire trench and locus 1 will be taken. Locus 1 was photographed and drawn.

Opening Elevations Trench

NW – 89E, 32S – 25cm BD 27.53 mAE

NE – 93E, 32S – 38cm BD 27.90 mAE

SE – 93E, 34S – 73cm BD 27.05 mAE

SW – 89E, 34S – 57cm BD 27.21 mAE

Opening Elevations Locus 1

NW – 89E, 32S – 25cm BD 27.53 mAE

NE – 93E, 32S – 38cm BD 27.40 mAE

SE – 93E, 33.6S – 43cm BD 27.35 mAE

SW- 89E, 33.75 – 45cm BD 27.33mAE

The eastern half of the locus was picked and soil sorted by hand. Very few pieces of very worn and abraded tile were found. While sorting a piece of medieval pottery was found (SF#1).


Medieval Rim Fragment

Locus 1

92.79E, 32.88S

44cm BD

27.34 mAE

A pick pass was done in the central part of the trench, soil is sorted and dump. 2 more pick passes are done in the eastern and central part of the trench. Roots were clipped. Locus 1 is the humus layer, there is lots of roots and organic material present. The soil is clay like and hard packed. There are patches of silty brown soil. After the 4 th pick pass, patches of small rocks are becoming present at the bottom of the humus

layer. We will continue to define the extent of these rocks but none appear in any organized fashion. A similar clustering of rocks appeared in locus 1 of T-57. The final third of the trench was picked twice. There are many roots here from the two stumps in this part of the trench. A fragment of bone was found on the surface here. 2 very worn fragments of coarseware were found. Little else has been recovered.

Bulk Finds

Bone – 1 piece

Pottery – 2 pieces

Tile – 18 pieces

Closing Elevations for Day

NW – 25cm BD – 27.53 mAE

NE – 42cm BD – 27.36 mAE

SE – 46cm BD – 27.32 mAE

SW – 44cm BD – 27.34 mAE

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC VII (2015-06-27):21-26; Daily Log- 27/6/15 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 73/2015, ID:690/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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