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Wednesday, 05/07/2006


Work commenced with a pick pass beginning in the western part of Locus 6 , where it meets Locus 7 .  Soil was shovelled into buckets and sorted over the dirt dump.  Many small rocks were present in teh soil and the soil remains dark brown and somewhat mottled.  There are still roots present in teh soil, as well as chunks of asphalt, indicating that Locus 6 is a fill deposit.

Another pick pass was completed in an attempt to reveal more hard packed, yellow, Locus 7 soil beneath Locus 6 .  In Locus 6 , asphalt is still present but the number of tiles and ceramics seems to be slightly more concentrated.

An additional 4 pick passes were completed, with soil being shovelled into buckets and sorted over the dirt dump.  Each successive pick pass has revealed the hard-packed Locus 7 soil extending further to the east.  During the sixth pick pass, a plastic bag was uncovered from Locus 6 , indicating that it is still a fill deposit and not a truly stratified one.

A seventh pick pass of Locus 6 was begun, and it was during this pass that the hard packed Locus 7 soil levelled off significantly.  It seems that this hard, sterile soil may extend across the floor of the trench.  It was decided to pick again in order to reveal the full extent of the Locus 7 soil.

An additional two pick passes were completed in Locus 6 .  It was during this last pick pass, the tenth of the day, that the hard packed, sterile, Locus 7 soil was revealed across the entire floor of the trench.  The floor was scraped using trowels in order to remove all of the Locus 6 soil and the baulk walls were trimmed in preparation for the closing of the trench.  The trench will be closed because Locus 7 is a sterile stratum which appears to be a natural depost.


Continued trimming baulk walls in preparation for closing the trench.

Locus 6 :

  • Tile: 1 1/2 bowls
  • Pottery:
  • Bone:

Baulk Trim:

  • Tile: 1/2 bowl
  • Pottery: 10 pieces
  • Bone: 0 pieces
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Katharine R. Kreindler. "VT 5 (2006-07-05):29-31; Daily Log from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 5/2006, ID:580/Locus 6". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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