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July 29, 2001



Opening elevations taken:

NW: 31.72 m. A.E.

NE: 31.73 m. A.E.

SW: 31.67 m. A.E.

SE: 31.70 m. A.E.

Methodology will remain the same today as yesterday. Pick pass done in the Western and Eastern halves of the trench in order to level the soil and to take out the large rock that extends from the Southern wall. It was found that the rock was not as deep as previously thought and came out fairly easily, having a depth of approximately 5cm. After the picked soil was cleared with shovels, it was evident that Locus 3 was present throughout the entire trench. Closing elevations for Locus 2 were taken.

Closing Elevations for Locus 2 :

NW: 31.66 m. A.E.

NE: 31.72 m. A.E.

SW: 31.63 m. A.E.

SE: 31.70 m. A.E.

Locus 3 is a soil that is comprised mainly of deteriorating rock and is light yellow in color although still sandy in texture like Locus 2 . Opening photos and opening elevations were taken.

Opening Elevations for Locus 3 :

NW: 31.66 m. A.E.

NE: 31.72 m. A.E.

SW: 31.63 m. A.E.

SE: 31.70 m. A.E.

Pick pass done in the Eastern and Western halves of the trench. Soil is full of large rocks, mainly pieces that have sheared off from the

larger rocks underneath via the pick axe hitting them. Pick pass done in the 2m by 1.5m Eastern and Western halves of the trench. There seems to be a large rock located close to the Southern wall in the Eastern half of the trench. After the pick pass was sorted and the dirt was removed hand picks and trowels were used to level out the trench and clean up the baulk wall. Pick pass done in the 2m by 1.5m Eastern and Western halves of the trench. Soil is very full of deteriorating rock, no terra cotta or pottery present in the sorted soil. It was determined that the trench is ready to be closed. Clean up of the trench began- baulk walls were refined, the floor of the trench was leveled and the rocks were defined. Finally, the floor was swept with hand brushes in order to pick up any loose dirt and roots were clipped.

Closing Elevations:

NW: 31.53 m. A.E.

NE: 31.50 m. A.E.

SW: 31.48 m. A.E.

SE: 31.54 m. A.E.

Daily Totals:

Terra Cotta: 0

Pottery Sherds: 0

Bone Fragments: 0

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Katherine E. Daley. "KD I (2011-07-29):49-56; July 29, 2001 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 51/2011, ID:645/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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