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July 7, 2004


A pick-pass in the extension to lower it to the level of the main trench was made after the extension was prepared for photos and photos were taken for Locus 4 Extension.  The opening elevations for this locus, which is similar to Locus 5 in the main trench and will likely be combined with it, are the closing elevations for the extension taken on Tuesday.  We worked in the extension all morning and made it level to the main trench.  In total three pick-passes were taken.


We continued working the extension to define rocks and trim baulk walls.  One pick-pass was made in the trench in the center area.  This exposed more Locus 4 soil: sandy yellowish-bron soil with small inclusions of plaster and flecks of white and black.  The soil has a sandy, fine consistency yet a somewhat clay-ish texture.  This soil exists now only in the center of the trench, as noted earlier, and con-

tained only a few pieces of pottery and almost no terracotta.  We excavated about 5 cm and found nothing significant.  We will continue to keep this Locus 4 open until a soil change occurs.

Locus 4 (main): 7 pieces pottery; 1 piece bone; 3 pieces plaster; no bulk terracotta.

Locus 5 (main): 4 pieces pottery; 1 piece bone; no bulk terracotta.

Locus 4 Extension: 43 pieces pottery; 4 pieces bone; 20 pieces plaster; 10 pieces bronze; 2 cassette bulk terracotta.

Bulk trim: 10 pieces pottery; 2 pieces bone; 4 pieces plaster; no terracotta.

Closing elevations- Extension:

  • NW corner: 143.0 cm b.d.
  • SW corner: 141.0 cm b.d.
  • SE corner: 144.5 cm b.d.
  • Center: 145.5 cm b.d.

Elevation- Locus 4 (main trench):

  • Center: 145.5 cm b.d.

No work was done in other areas of the main trench except baulk wall trim.  There were two finds today.

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Stephanie Blue, Karen G. Mower. "SDB/KGM I (2004-07-07):85-90; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 37A/2004, ID:539/Locus 4". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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