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14 July 2014

14 July 2016

Baulk walling was done on the west and south wall due to the trench being wet from rain. The stones in the linear feature became more clear with the rain. Continuing excavation in VT 11 had revealed a liner rock feature which appears to meet that in VT 13, and could potentially be associated with that of VT 7 .

of full trench with rocks drawn in

A baulk wall was also established between Locus 3 and Locus 4 . Additionally the southwest corner was leveled to the level of the trench using handpicks and trowels. Two pickpasses were completed in the western extent of Locus 3 . These pickpasses were done in the western extent rather than the eastern extent due to rain the previous night making the east too wet to pick. The soil in the southwest corner appears to be changing to a sandier clay mix that has inclusions of decaying rock. The soil in the remainder of the western extent seems to be the same medium brown clay as found previously. The inclusions include a mix of modern and ancient tile, a small amount of pottery, small stones, and organics such as wood and roots. Additionally two rocks were found in Locus 3 , although it is unclear whether

or not they are part of the linear rock feature. Both are small in size. One lies on the border between locus 3 and locus 4 about 1m from the western baulk wall. The other is about a meter south of this rock and slightly east. A higher concentration of tile and pottery is also appearing in the northwest corner of locus 3 .


The afternoon began with a pickpass in the central two meters of locus 3 moving east. In this pickpass two teeth (special find #1) were found.

Special Find #1

2 teeth

Locus 3

Elevation: 304.60 ma sl

Coordinates: 22.62W; 2.47S

Another pickpass was completed in the southeastern corner of locus 3 . Along both the southern and western baulk walls

the soil seems to be changing to the sandier clay mix while the soil remains the same brown clay in the center of locus 3 . An intact base of fine impasto made of fine yellowish fabric was found just south of the locus 3 rocks on the border of locus 2 .

Daily Totals:

Baulk wall pottery:

Terracotta 7 pcs.

Pottery 1 pc.

Locus 3 :

Terracotta 1 + \xbc bowl

Pottery 75 pcs.

Bone 3 pcs.

Closing elevations Locus 3 :

A. 304.63 ma sl

B. 304.60 ma sl

C. 304.60 ma sl

D. 304.48 ma sl

of closing elevation points

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Nora K. Donoghue. "VT 13 (2016-07-14):69-76; 14 July 2014 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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