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24 July 2016

24 July 2016

The morning began with defining and lowering the level of the soil around the rocks of the linear feature in Locus 5 .  Hand picks and trowels are being used.  Defining also continued in Locus 13 using handpicks and trowels in order to better understand the extent and detect any possible slope which may be present.  Picking also began in the high elevations of Locus 6 .  A pickpass was done working from the eastern edge of VT 11 through the eastern half of Locus 6 .  Some tile and pottery are being found, along with a number of ceramics which have been exposed but not removed.  An additional pickpass was done in the western half of the higher elevation of Locus 6 .  A greater amount of pottery and bone have been found, along with a greater amount of charcoal.  In the pickpass a diagnostic bone (special find #1) was found in the west of the trench.  Defining continues in Locus 13 with more ceramic appearing been the two visible tile packings.  In Locus 5 defining of rocks using a handpick continues west lowering the soil to the level of Locus 6 .

Special find #1

Diagnostic bone

Locus 6

304.32 masl

21.05m west

1.32m south

Additionally in Locus 5 a piece of decorated pottery (special find #2) was found against the north side of the wall.

Special find #2

Decorated pottery

Locus 6

304.42 masl

19.59m west

2.28m south

Due to a large amount tile and pottery being recovered in situ it was decided to switch to handpicking in the east of Locus 6 .  In handpicking a diagnostic rim with black slip was found (special find #3).

Special find #3

Slipped rim

Locus 6

304.25 masl

20.26m west

1.75m south

Daily Totals:

Locus 6 :

Terracotta- 1/2 bowl

Pottery- 64 pcs.

Bone- 57 pcs.

Locus 5 :

Terracotta- 1/6 bowl

Pottery- 24 pcs.

Bone- 2 pcs.

Locus 13:

Terracotta- 15 pcs.

Pottery- 3 pcs.

Bone- 7 pcs.

Closing elevations locus 6 :

NW - 304.44 masl

NE - 304/47 masl

SW - 304.40 masl

SE - 304.48 masl

Closing elevations locus 13 :

NW - 304.58 masl

NE - 304.49 masl

SE - 304.45 masl

SW - 304.53 masl

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Nora K. Donoghue. "VT 13 (2016-07-24):151-156; 24 July 2016 from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 13/2016, ID:723/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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