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Monday, July 30, 2007


Work began with a pick pass of the southern half of the trench, in order to complete the half pick pass begun yesterday.  The soil from this pick  pass was claylike and mottled throughout the whole southern half of the trench, although it was redder, with more plaster, in the central meters of the trench.  Soil is sorted while in the trench, directly into buckets.  During this pick pass, an incised bucchero rim (Find #1) and a sherd of painted pottery (Find #2) were recovered.

Another pick pass was begun in the northern half of the trench.  Soil here was mottled and claylike throughout the trench and contained much tile and ceramic.  Soil continues to be sorted in the trench, directly into buckets.  During this pick pass, a base with a possible painted lotus palmette (Find #3) was found.


  • Find #1
  • Locus 10
  • 54.28S/196.06E
  • 26.18m A.E.
  • Incised bucchero rim
  • Find #2
  • Locus 10
  • 54.13S/195.48E
  • 26.16m A.E.
  • Painted pottery sherd


  • Find #3
  • Locus 10
  • 53.30S/195.75E
  • 26.13m A.E.
  • Base with possible painted lotus palmette


The remaining soil from this morning's pick pass was picked up and sorted.  Once this was completed, it was decided to only excavate the western half of the trench, in order to better understand the stratigraphic relationship of T-48 and the surrounding areas, especially T-46, for there is a drastic difference in the stratigraphy of these two trenches, even though they are located only app. 2m apart.

A pick pass of the western half of the trench was completed, with soil being sorted into buckets.  Soil in this pick pass was dark, mottled and claylike and contained much tile, ceramic, and carbon; as this soil is the same as the soil excavated when the whole trench was picked, the soil from the western pick passes will remain part of Locus 10 , as long as the soil is dark, mottled, and claylike.  During this pick pass, a sherd of painted, possibly Italo-Corinthian pottery (Find #4) was recovered.


  • Find #4
  • Locus 10
  • 54.49S/195.36E
  • 26.16m A.E.
  • Painted Italo-Cornithian pottery

Locus 10

  • Tile and plaster: 17 bowls
  • Pottery: 244 sherds
  • Bone: 27 pieces
  • Bronze: 23 fragments

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Katharine R. Kreindler. "KRK II (2007-07-30):189-194; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 48/2007, ID:587/Locus 10". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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