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Monday, July 18, 2005


CD 12 B was opened further upslope (northwest) along the projected path of the road.  It is a four by four meter trench, bounded by grid points 219.2E/ 11.1S, 218.7E/ 15.4S, 223.3E/ 11.9S, and 222.7E/ 15.9S which seeks to define the road surface as it appears to pivot towards the area of the archaic building (southwest).  A datum point was established in a tree to the northeast with an absolute elevation of 29.61 m.  The nearby T 30 dirt dump will be used.

The trench was triangulated, then raked and cleared of overhanging branches.  Photographs were taken.  A pick pass was begun in the northern end of the trench.  As expected, small rocks were encountered immediately. In order to preserve this potential surface, the pick pass was cleaned up so that the depth of these rocks could be seen.

Opening elevations for CD 12 B were:

NE       223.3E/ 11.9S  28.58m ae 103 cm BD

NW       219.2E/ 11.1S  28.63m ae  98 cm BD

SW      218.7E/ 15.4S  28.61m ae  100 cm BD

SE       222.7E/ 15.9S  28.56m ae   105 cm BD

Center   220.7E/ 13.5 S  28.59 m ae  102 cm BD

Picking and sorting continued, with every effort made to preserve and level to the rock surface.


Sorting into buckets continued. Picking continued3 in small incrementdd.  Sorting turned up a small piece of possible obsidian or burnt bone ( Find # 1 ).

Picking continued until the end of the day, but work went slower than hoped because the topsoil was extremely hard. Locus 1 yielded 1/2 bowl of terra cotta and 23 sherds of pottery today -- inlcuding 1 handle and 2 rims.

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Jillian M. Harrison. "JMH II (2005-07-18):34-39; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate D/Civitate D 12/2005, ID:564". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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