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23 July 2014

23 July 2014


Due to rain yesterday evening, Locus 11 currently too damp to excavate. Excavation resumed in Locus 10 , the medium brown-grey claylike soil. Hand picks used to break up the soil, which is sorted and cleaned from the trench in buckets. Many roots still included in the soil matrix, as well as stones 5-10cm in length. Small concentrations of terra cotta and pottery recovered. One bucket sieved, no artifacts found. New soil type appearing in northwest corner A (95E/53S), being traced southward. The soil is a light brown-yellowish color and densely packed. Two buckets sieved, no artifacts recovered. A fragment of vitrified terra cotta recovered from the western edge of Locus 10 .

Find 1: Vitrified Terra Cotta


27.51m A.E.

Locus 10

One bucket sieved, two fragments of terra cotta, less than a centimeter in length each, recovered. The new soil type, the light brown-yellowish claylike soil, uncovered in the entire western two meters by one meter and being traced backward towards the eastern edge of the extension. One bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered. Locus 11 has dried enough to excavate. Hand picks used to lower the level of Locus 11 10cm. Locus 11 is a light brown-yellowish, claylike soil equivalent to Locus 5 and 8 above it. The locus was designated as a new locus in order to investigate the area south of the linear stone feature. May fragments of terra cotta

and pottery as well as several fragments of bone recovered. In the extension, Locus 10 , the new light brown-yellowish soil is now present also in the northernmost meter, being traced southward. Area under the large stumps being cleared of soil in order to get beneath them and possibly remove them. One bucket from Locus 10 sieved, no artifacts found. In Locus 11 ,small flecks of carbon are included in the soil. A bucket from Locus 11 sieved, no artifacts found. Just south of the stone feature in Locus 4 , a fragment of antler and piece of coilmade pottery recovered.

Find 2: Antler Fragment


27.32m A.E.

Locus 11

Find 3: Coilmade Impasto Rim Fragment


27.32m A.E.

Locus 11

A diagnostic bone fragment and burned bone fragment recovered from Locus 11 south of the stone feature.

Find 4: Long Bone Fragment


27.39m A.E.

Locus 11

Find 5: Burnt Bone Fragment


27.36m A.E.

Locus 11

A large flange fragment removed from the same area. One bucket sieved from Locus 10 ,

no artifacts recovered. In the extension the new soil type has been revealed over the whole area. The extension scraped down from north to south and roots clipped in preparation for the declaration of Locus 12 . A fragment of coilmade pottery recovered from the Locus 11 pottery latte box, made a find with approximate coordinates.



Find 6: Coilmade Impasto Rim Fragment


27.33m A.E.

Locus 11

One bucket sieved from Locus 11 , a fragment of pottery 1cm in length found. A tooth recovered from Locus 11 .

Find 7: Tooth


27.38m A.E.

Locus 11


Opening photos and elevations taken for Locus 12 :

NW Corner, A: 27.56m A.E.

NW Corner, B: 27.57m A.E.

NW Corner, C: 27.56m A.E.

NE Corner: 27.60m A.E.

SE Corner: 27.54m A.E.

SW Corner: 27.47m A.E.

Locus 12 is a dense, claylike light brown-yellowish soil. Three stumps, approximately 40-60cm wide are present in the southeast sector of Locus 12 . Stones, approximately 5-15cm in length, appear in the western meter as well as in the northern meter. Work began with handpicks in the north.

Pottery and terra cotta recovered. Hand picks continue to be used in Locus 11 to bring it down 10cm. Pottery, terra cotta, and bone. One bucket sieved from Locus 11 , 2 fragments of pottery, approximately 2-3cm in length recovered. A bronze fragment, approximately 0.5cm in length recovered. Too small to preserve any shape, so it is collected in bulk. Incised fine impasto rim sherd recovered from Locus 11 .

Find 8: Incised Fine Impasto Rim Sherd


27.35m A.E.

Locus 11

Bone fragments recovered from Locus 12 . Jaw bone fragment recovered from Locus 11 .

Find 9: Jaw Bone Fragment


27.29m A.E.

Locus 11

One bucket sieved from Locus 11 . One piece of terra cotta approximately 3cm in length recovered. Rectangular bronze shaft recovered from Locus 11 .



Find 10: Rectangular Bronze Shaft


27.30m A.E.

Locus 11

One bucket sieved from Locus 12 , no artifacts recovered. One piece of slag recovered from Locus 12 .

Find 11: Slag Fragment


27.63m A.E.

Locus 12

Fragment of slag recovered from Locus 11 .

Find 12: Slag Fragment


27.37m A.E.

Locus 11

One bucket from Locus 11 sieved. No artifacts recovered. Molded bucchero rim fragment recovered from Locus 11 .

Find 13: Molded Bucchero Rim Fragment


27.37m A.E.

Locus 11

Fragment of ridged pottery found and recovered from Locus 11 .

Find 14: Ridged Pottery Fragment


27.34m A.E.

Locus 11

One diagnostic bone fragment found and recovered from Locus 12 (broken during excavation).

Find 15: Diagnostic Bone Fragment


27.56m A.E.

Locus 12

Bovine second phalanx recovered from Locus 11 .

Find 16: Bovine Second Phalanx


27.59m A.E.

Locus 11

One bucket sieved from Locus 11 , two fragments of pottery (2-3cm wide) recovered.

Daily Totals:

Locus 10:

Terra cotta: 1/8 bowl

Pottery: 1/10 latte (22 fragments)

Locus 10 Sieve Finds:

Terra cotta: 2 fragments

Locus 11:

Terra cotta: 1/2 bowl

Pottery: 3 lattes (252 fragments)

Bone: 16 fragments

Locus 11 Sieve Finds:

Terra cotta: 1 fragment

Pottery: 5 fragments

Locus 12:

Terra cotta: 1/10 bowl

Pottery: 1/3 latte (22 fragments)

Bone: 4 fragments

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Ann Elizabeth Glennie. "AEG VIII (2014-07-23):199-222; 23 July 2014 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 62/2014, ID:679/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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