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Daily Log 25/7/11



The western third of the trench was picked in order to continue to remove the olive soil. The rain and sun over the weekend has obscured the soil change so the entire trench floor will need to be picked in order to uncover where the soil change had been, we will do this once the northwestern corner has been leveled with the current floor. The soil from the western pick pass was shoveled into buckets and sorted at the wheelbarrow. While sorting a piece of incised terracotta was found (SF #1). A second pick pass was done in the western third to level out the last pick pass. Terracotta and pottery was found. A pick pass was done in the middle third of the trench, several of the large rocks were removed from the trench, after becoming dislodged. Some more of the bluish soil was uncovered in the southern section. While cleaning a piece of forno was recovered (SF #2). Terracotta and pottery was recovered among which were several large pieces of tile and pithos.

Special Find #1

Incised Terracotta

Locus 2

NW- 40W, 85S

NE- 38.5W, 85S

SE- 38.5W, 90S

SW- 40W, 90S

~29.68 mAE

Special Find #2

Forno Fragment

Locus 2

36.75W, 88.5S

29.63 mAE



The eastern third of the trench was picked. The southern part was found to be bluish, while the northern part is still olive in color. Terracotta and pottery was found, but the bluish soil has the least amount. The western third of the trench was picked. The bluish soil appears to be in the southern part of the pass. Soil was shoveled and sorted at the wheelbarrow.


The southern part of the trench seems to be a new bluish soil, and the northern part is clearly higher so this is where excavations will be focused until a similar soil is encountered. While picking a piece of unusual terracotta was found (SF #3). The soil was shoveled and sorted at the wheelbarrow. Terracotta and pottery was recovered. The olive soil is present still. Due to a threat of rain, pick passes will be made in smaller sections. The northwestern corner of the trench (40W-38.25W, 85S-87S) was picked. Soil was shoveled, terracotta collected and the olive soil is still present. The southern baulk wall was also trimmed.

Special Find #3

Unusual Terracotta

Locus 2

37.66W, 85.62S


Bulk Finds

Locus 2

Tile- 5 ½ bowls

Pottery- 3 lattes

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC II (2011-07-25):105-112; Daily Log 25/7/11 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 44/2011, ID:636/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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