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Daily Log 25/7/14

25/7/14 AM The trench was bailed and the floor of locus 8 scraped. Yesterday we noticed a soil change in the locus of an increase in flakey soil. While the change is muddied it is apparent once we scraped and leveled the trench. While cleaning the ridge between locus 8 and locus 5 a piece of vitrified terracotta (#1). The floor was cleaned and opening photos, elevations, and sketches were taken. Locus 12 was declared over the whole of locus 8.

Special Find #1 Vitrified Terracotta Locus 8 29.16 mAE 95 E, 34 S

Opening Elevations Locus 12 1- 95 E, 33 S- 29.17 mAE 2- 97 E, 33 S- 29.13 mAE 3- 97 E, 35.64 S- 29.13 mAE 4- 95 E, 34.90 S- 29.14 mAE

A pick pass was done in the northern half meter in locus 12 . Soil was sorted nd dumped. While cleaning a diagnostic rim (SF #2) was found. Some pottery and one was found,

Almost no tile is being recovered. A ridged piece of rim (SF #3) was found.

Special Find #2 Diagnostic Rim Locus 12 29.12 mAE 96.02 E, 33.83 S

Special Find #3 Ridged Rim Fragment Locus 12 29.14 mAE 96.09 E, 34.12 S

Another pick pass was done in the middle half meter. The soil is becoming flakier and drier as we continue to pick. The last 1/2 meter of the locus was picked. The baulk was pulled in and while cleaning this soil a sheep's tooth was found (SF #4).

Special Find #4 Sheep's Tooth Locus 12 29.10 mAE 95.46 E, 34.15 S

PM After the last half of the southern part of locus 12 was picked a fragment of ridged pottery was found after picking up the soil (SF #5).

Special Find #5 Ridged Pottery Locus 12 29.05 mAE 96.03 E, 34.66 S

Decayed tile is scattered through the soil. The soil is becoming more flakey and there are specks of carbon. A fragment of ridged buccheroid was found near the south-east corner of the locus (SF #6).

Special Find #6 Ridged Buccheroid Locus 12 29.03 mAE 96.41 E, 34.87 S

A piece of partially vitrified terracotta was found in the southern meter of the locus (SF #7).

Special Find #7 Partially Vitrified Terracotta Locus 12 29.05 mAE 96.10 E, 34.98 S

While cleaning up soil in the south east portion of the locus a diagnostic rim with a partial body fragment was also recovered (SF #8).

Special Find #8 Diagnostic Rim with Body Locus 12 29.06 mAE 95.22 E, 34.44 S

Soon afterwards, near the center of the locus, a scapula fragment was uncovered (SF #9).

Special Find #9 Scapula Locus 12 29.01 mAE 96.10 E, 33.91 S

As dirt was cleaned up in the middle of the pick pass, a bone possibly a leg bone was found SF #10. The wall between locus 12 and the sound is

being knocked down.

Special Find #10 Leg Bone (?) Locus 12 29.06 mAE 96.09 E, 34.18 S

Locus 12 continues to be scraped with trowels until in becomes level. The soil becomes increasingly flakey and crumbly

Bulk Finds

Locus 8 - No sieve finds in 2 buckets Tile -12 pieces Pottery -12 pieces Bone -7 pieces

Locus 12 Sieve (10 sieve bucket) Tile- 1/4 bowl + 5 sieve Pottery- 1 1/2 latte (84 pieces) + 5 sieve Bone- 27 pieces + 3 Sieve

Daily Closing Elevations Locus 12 NW- 29.08 mAE NE- 29.05 mAE SE- 28.98 mAE SW- 29.02 mAE

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC VI (2014-07-25):147-156; Daily Log 25/7/14 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 57/2015, ID:699/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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