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22 July 2014

22 July 2014


Due to rain overnight, the 10cm sounding planned for Locus 5 and 8 postponed until the soil is excavateable. Photographs taken of the fragmentary but almost full profile base in Locus 5 . The second extension of T 62 relatively dry and able to be excavated. Pick pass initiated in the north moving south. Beneath the Locus 9 soil in all areas the medium brown-greyish dense claylike soil encountered. Roots and rocks 5-10cm in length removed with Locus 9 soil as it is sorted and cleaned from the trench. Worn terra cotta and pottery found in small concentrations. Hand picks used to level high areas and along baulk walls. Baulk trim collected with Locus 9 finds. Roots clipped in preparation

for photographs. In removing the baulk wall between T 62 and T 63, a fragment of non-local stone recovered.



Find 1: Non-Local Stone


27.60m A.E.

Locus 9

Trench scraped down and opening photographs for Locus 10 taken. Opening coordinates of Locus 10 :

NW Corner, A: 27.63m A.E.

NW Corner, B: 27.62m A.E.

NW Corner, C: 27.69m A.E.

NE Corner: 27.74m A.E.

SE Corner: 27.51m A.E.

SW Corner: 27.55m A.E.

Locus 10 is a dense, claylike, medium brown-greyish soil. There are three large stumps, a small stump, and two large rocks 30-45cm in length present at surface level. Hand picks used to level Locus 10 down to the elevation of Locus 3 , 4 , 5 , and 8 . Locus 10 heavily included with roots and small rocks 5-15cm in length. Terra cotta and pottery recovered while sorting and cleaning soil from the trench. One bucket sieved from Locus 10 , no artifacts recovered. Another bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered.


Hand picking continues in Locus 10 , to achieve the same level as the other Loci ( Locus 3 , 4 , 5 , 8 ). Scraping and root clipping begins in Locus 5 and 8 in preparation for 10cm sounding through Locus 5 and 8 . Opening new locus/merging Locus 5 and 8 into Locus 11 . Opening photographs taken, opening elevations taken. Began handpicking from north to south of Locus 11 , continued hand pick of Locus 10 .

Opening Elevations, Locus 11 :

NW Corner: 27.40m A.E.

NE Corner: 27.42m A.E.

SE Corner: 27.29m A.E.

SW Corner: 27.32m A.E.

Continued excavation of Locus 10 and 11 , both handpicking from north to south. Small bronze fragments 0.1-0.5cm size) recovered in northwest corner of Locus 11 , while small carbon in northeast corner of Locus 11 was found within the soil. Bucket sieved from Locus 10 , no artifacts recovered. Bucket from Locus 11 sieved, one pottery fragment recovered. Spindle whorl recovered from Locus 11 . Slag recovered from Locus 10 . The coarseware almost full profile removed from Locus 11 .



Find 2: Spindle Whorl


27.40m A.E.

Locus 11

Find 3: Slag


27.69m A.E.

Locus 10

Find 4: Coarseware Base


27.45m A.E.

Locus 11

Bucket from Locus 11 sieved, no artifacts recovered. Three buckets from Locus 10 sieved, no artifacts recovered. Carbon sample collected from Locus 11's northeast sector. Fragment of vitrified terra cotta recovered from Locus 10 . Ridged bucchero body sherd recovered in Locus 11 .

Find 5: Vitrified Terra Cotta


27.58m A.E.

Locus 10

Find 6: Ridged Bucchero Body Sherd


27.45m A.E.

Locus 11

Rocchetto fragment recovered from Locus 11 . Bronze recovered in northwest sector, collected in bulk.



Find 7: Rocchetto Fragment


27.33m A.E.

Locus 11

Work ended when rain began. T 62 tarped for the evening and overnight.

Daily Totals:

Locus 9:

Terra cotta: 1/5 bowl

Pottery: 7 fragments

Locus 10:

Terra cotta: 1/5 bowl

Pottery: 8 fragments

Locus 11:

Terra cotta: 1/6 bowl

Pottery: 1 latte box (73 fragments)

Bone: 3 fragments

Locus 11 Sieve Finds:

Pottery: 1 fragment

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Ann Elizabeth Glennie. "AEG VIII (2014-07-22):179-198; 22 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. <>

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