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28 July 2014

28 July 2014

AM

The soil of Locus 13 is moist from rain in the evening and overnight, but able to be carefully excavated with trowels and leaf trowels. The tile which was photographed yesterday is being removed. Many fragments of pan tile and fewer fragments of cover tile removed. Several pieces of pottery, some of which are as long as 7cm, recovered. One fragment of iron slag found, collected in bulk. A fragment of lateral sima, fragment of feline antefix, diagnostic bone fragment, and frieze plaque fragment removed and collected as special finds.

20140114

20140114

Find 1: Lateral Sima Cavetto Fragment

95.55E/53.97S

27.28m A.E.

Locus 13

20140111

20140111

Find 2: Feline Antefix Fragment

95.59E/53.86S

27.24m A.E.

Locus 13

Find 3: Diagnostic Bone Fragment

95.34E/53.83S

27.29m A.E.

Locus 13

20140107

20140107

Find 4: Frieze Plaque Fragment (Procession?)

95.60E/54.00S

27.27m A.E.

Locus 13

Another fragment of lateral sima cavetto, a frieze plaque fragment with dentals, frieze plaque cavetto fragment with nail hole, and fragment of banqueting frieze plaque recovered from the tile pack in the southeast edge of the feature.

Find 5: Lateral Sima Cavetto Fragment

95.56E/53.97S

27.22m A.E.

Locus 13

Find 6: Frieze Plaque Dentals Fragment

95.47E/54.08S

27.25m A.E.

Locus 13

20140113

20140113

Find 7: Frieze Plaque Cavetto Fragment with Nail Hole

95.51E/53.86S

27.21m A.E.

Locus 13

20140116

20140116

Find 8: Banquet Frieze Plaque Fragment

95.75E/54.10S

27.24m A.E.

Locus 13

A few fragments of non diagnostic bone recovered, as well as a second phalanx.

Find 9: Second Phalanx

95.53E/53.76S

27.28m A.E.

Locus 13

A third course of tile revealed and defined then photographed. Following the photographs, two rocks which looked like fall into the annular feature removed. Soil beneath and behind the two stones removed, a second course of stone revealed beneath the first in northern area of the feature. A second coursing of the stone is also being uncovered in the southwestern area. Began removing the third course of tile. A frieze plaque dental fragment, diagnostic bone fragment, raking sima cavetto fragment, and lateral sima fragment removed in addition to more pan tile, cover tile, and pottery fragments.

20140115

20140115

Find 10: Frieze Plaque Dentals Fragment

95.58E/53.82S

27.26m A.E.

Locus 13

Find 11: Diagnostic Bone Fragment

95.42E/53.73S

27.26m A.E.

Locus 13

Find 12: Raking Sima Cavetto Fragment

95.74E/54.12S

27.15m A.E.

Locus 13

Find 13: Lateral Sima Cavetto Fragment

95.54E/54.07S

27.14m A.E.

Locus 13

As definition and excavation continues, a second course of stones revealed in the southeastern area of the feature. A fragment of the procession frieze plaque removed from the tile pack in the southeast area of the annular feature.

Find 14: Procession Frieze Plaque Fragment

95.87E/54.09S

27.20m A.E.

Locus 13

A ridged rim fragment recovered.

20140103

20140103

Find 15: Ridged Impasto Rim Fragment

95.63E/53.86S

27.23m A.E.

Locus 13

In the eastern sector of Locus 13 a stone 20cm in length removed from the interior of the annular feature because it was not associated with any of the stones in the feature.

PM

Work continued in Locus 13 defining the tile pack in order to remove them and leveling down in search of a second course of rocks in either the northeast or northwest corners of the feature. Several large fragments of pan tile removed. A fourth course of tile has been revealed and a second course of stone found in all areas of the feature. The soil is being leveled down to the current deepest depth. During leveling, a fragment of the horse race frieze plaque recovered.

20140112

20140112

Find 16: Horse Race Frieze Plaque Fragment

95.97E/53.87S

27.12m A.E.

Locus 13

Level achieved in Locus 13 . Because of the coursing of the stone and coursing of the interior tile, it seems that the annular feature is an intentional one--probably the aperture of a well like that in CA 42. Since the time remaining in the season does not provide for the full exploration of the probably well, it was decided to halt excavation in Locus 13 . Of the other remaining open loci, Locus 3 , 4 , and 11 will also be closed for the season. Locus 12 will remain open in order to work towards removing the three stumps still present on its surface. Locus 3 , 4 , and 11 scraped down for closing photographs. Closing elevations taken.

Closing Elevations of Locus 3 :

NW Corner: 27.43m A.E.

NE Corner: 27.46m A.E.

Southernmost point: 27.50m A.E.

SW Corner: 27.50m A.E.

Closing Elevations of Locus 4 :

NW Corner: 27.43m A.E.

NE Corner: 27.39m A.E.

SE Corner: 27.41m A.E.

SW Corner: 27.52m A.E.

Closing Elevations of Locus 11 :

NW Corner: 27.37m A.E.

NE Corner: 27.32m A.E.

SE Corner: 27.38m A.E.

SW Corner: 27.34m A.E.

Closing Elevations of Locus 13 :

NW Corner: 27.16m A.E.

NE Corner: 27.16m A.E.

SE Corner: 27.20m A.E.

SW Corner: 27.18m A.E.

Daily Totals:

Locus 13:

Terra cotta: 5 1/2 bowls

Pottery: 2/3 latte (65 fragments)

Bone: 2 fragments

Slag: 2 fragments

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Ann Elizabeth Glennie. "AEG VIII (2014-07-28):277-308; 28 July 2014 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 62/2014, ID:679/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/ccd03f58-65dd-491f-aed5-c87d660e0a89>

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