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Daily Log 14/7/14



The trench was de-tarpped and the floor of locus 4 scraped top remove the layer of mud and to level out the high points. The flakey souil that was uncovered in the lower part of the trench on Wednesday now is appearing across the whole of the sounding. Locus 4 will be cleaned up and closed and locus 5 will be open across the bottom of the sounding. Opening photos and elevatrions will be taken. While scraping the floor a fragment of ridged pottery was found (SF 1).

Special Find 1 Ridged Pottery Locus 4 29.07 mAE 94.14 E, 34.21 S

Opening Elevations Locus 5 NW- 29.21 mAE NE- 29.05 mAE SE- 29.03 mAE SW-29.07 mAE

Locus 5 is a flakey soil that ranges in color from gray to yellow to brown with further patches of orange.

Material is still being found in the first few pick passes just like the previous loci there are more fragments of pottery and bone that tile. A large rock is still present in the northern part of the locus. A pick pass was done in locus 5 . The soil was sorted and pottery was found. While cleaning a small tibia bone was found (SF# 2)

20140036 Special Find #2 Tibia  Bone (Human?) Locus 5 28.99 mAE 94.49E, 34.18 S

Another pick pass was done in the locus. Soil was sorted and every 4th is still being sieved. The soil still appears to be very flakey but also included with pottery, roots and flakes of carbon. A phalanx was found (SF# 3). Another pick pass was done in locus 5 .

Special Find #3 Phalanx Locus 5 29.00 mAE 94.11 E, 33.52 S

A final pick pass was done in the locus. Several roots were cut out and remaining roots were defined. The rock in the north was defined. The soil around it was very clay like with yellow and while inclusions just above a large rock.

PM A pick pass was done in the northern half of the locus. Some material is still appearing however they are closest to the remaining roots in the locus. A pick pass was done in the southern half of the locus. The baulk walls were trimmed. The soil is mostly a gray flakey soil with pockets of a brown granular soil and flecks of carbon. There are more roots in this half. The trench was tarpped and work ended due to rain (cont.->)

Bulk Finds Locus 4 Pottery- 4 pieces

Locus 5 Tile- 26 pieces (1/6 bowl) Pottery- 46 pieces Bone- 2 pieces

During the clean up of the final pick pass 3 fragments  of slag were found but not recorded due to rain (SF #4).

Special Find #4 Slag Locus 5 29.12 mAE 94.91 E, 33.55 S

A set of teeth which were found in the sieve yesterday were left on site under a bucket. They were retrieved today (15/7) and returned to the mag.

Special Find #5 Teeth Locus 5 ~28.94 94-95 E, 33-34 S

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC VI (2014-07-14):79-86; Daily Log 14/7/14 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 57/2015, ID:699/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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