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10 July 2017



Work this morning focused on the western two meters of the trench. We are still in Locus 1. Some pottery and two bowls of tile have been recovered.


Some yellow hard packed soil emerged below the topsoil fill. We are exposing that through the area.


Materially, Locus 1 still has a composition of modern and ancient finds. Tile is heavily worn and pitted. Ceramics are modern, medieval, and ancient.



Now that we have exposed the yellow in the western two meters of the trench we will now declare this a new locus of its own and section through it. The yellow soil will be called Locus 2.


Locus 2

Opening Elevations and Coordinates


  1. 56W/34N = 308.58m ASL
  2. 56W/36N = 308.49m ASL
  3. 54W/36N = 308.43m ASL
  4. 54W/34N = 308.55m ASL


Excavation commenced with one pick-pass in Locus 2. It is primarily a hard packed yellow soil, however, some tile is being recovered.


Closing Totals


Locus 1

Pottery = 21 sherds

Tile = 2 bowls


Locus 2

Tile = 1 bowl

Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Document Type Trench Book Entry
Start Page 26
End Page 31
Trench Book Entry Date 2017-07-10
Entry Year 2017
Trench VT16
Title VT16 (EMD) excavation, p. 26-31
Entry Type Excavation
Property or Relation Value(s)
Temporal Coverage
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Eóin Martin O'Donoghue. "VT16 (2017-07-10):26-31; Excavation from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 16/VT16 2017". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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