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27 July 2016


Work began with opening elevations and yesterday’s material counts.


Opening Elevations (extension):

NW: 26.81 mAE

NE: 26.91 mAE

SE: 26.85 mAE

SW: 26.79 mAE


End of Day Totals:

Locus 6:

Terra Cotta: 10 pieces

Pottery: 8 sherds

Bone: 40 fragments


Baulk Trim:

Terra Cotta: 14 pieces


Work then resumed scraping the locus down with trowels and defining the stones and large stump in the NE.  All securely Locus 6 soil is still being set aside for flotation testing.  While scraping, a diagnostic bone was found, with five clearly identifiable fragments broken off and included with the find.


Special Find #45: diagnostic bone


26.82 mAE


Three fragments of bone with unusual ridges were found.  All have modern break edges and two definitively go together.


Special Find #46: ridged bone


26.82 mAE



Work continued scraping and leveling out Locus 6 with trowels.  A diagnostic bone fragment was found.


Special Find #47: diagnostic bone


26.83 mAE


The locus was brought roughly to level and scraped down one more time.  Closing elevations were taken.


Closing Elevations (extension):

NW: 26.81 mAE

NE: 26.84 mAE

SE: 26.83 mAE

SW: 26.79 mAE


End of Day Totals:

Terra Cotta: 1 piece

Pottery: 13 sherds

Bone: 22 fragments


Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Document Type Trench Book Entry
Start Page 83
End Page 87
Trench Book Entry Date 2017-07-27
Entry Year 2017
Trench CA87
Title CA87 (AJM) excavation, p. 83-87
Entry Type Excavation
Property or Relation Value(s)
Temporal Coverage
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Arthur J. Maroney. "CA87 (2017-07-27):83-87; Excavation from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A87/CA87 2017". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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