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Opening elevations were taken

NW 25.04 AE

NE 25.12 AE

SW 25.04 AE

SE 25.05 AE

Work began lowering the bounds between CB56 and CB53 to the north and CB57 to the west. The area around Stump F in the south and south east is also being levelled. In the course of this, a piece of vitrified terracotta (Special Find No. 1) and a piece of bronze (Special Find No. 2) were found in the north and a piece of slag (Special Find No. 3) was found in the south.

Special Find 1

Locus 3

57.08 E 53.49S 24.98 AE

Vitrified terracotta


Special Find 2

Locus 3

57.18 E 53.21 S 25.24 AE (found on boundary high area)

Bronze fragment

Special Find 3

Locus 3

55.97 E 56.82 S 24.99 AE


Shortly afterwards, a second piece of slag and two pieces of glass were found (Special Finds Nos. 4 and 5 respectively). The glass is very clear and may be modern despite its elevation due to bioturbation caused by Stump F.

Special Find 4

Locus 3

56.05 E 57.58 S 24.98 AE



Special Find 5

Locus 3

55.67 E 56.87 S 24.95 AE

Glass (recent?)

A piece of unusual terracotta was then found (Special Find No. 6)

Special Find 6

Locus 3

55.18 E 55.85 S 25.04 AE

Striking terracotta (sigla?)

Excavation continued using trowel and hand pick to focus on lowering the southern area of the trench. Incorporated in this was the removal of soil from around Stump F with pick, hand pick and trowel.



Work continued to remove Stump F, primarily with picks. Once it was taken out, soil betwen the roots and loose soil/debris were removed with trowels. A very small bronze fragment was found. (Special Find No. 7) amongst the debris encased in soil.

Special Find 7

Locus 3

56.57 E 56.63 S 25.02 AE

Bronze fragment

A pick pass was then done in the southern metre to level the area in the wake of Stump F's removal. A large piece of slag was found. (Special Find No. 8)

Special Find 8

Locus 3

56.71 E 56.16 S 24.97 AE



Another large piece of slag was round nearby. (Special Find No. 9)

Special Find 9

Locus 3

56.71 E 56.68 S 24.97 AE


Baulk walls were trimmed and roots were clipped.

Daily totals

Locus 3

Pottery 80 pieces

1 1/2 bowls of terracotta

9 special finds

Baulk trim: 2 pieces of pottery

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Lucy Shipley. "LHS I (2012-07-13):127-135 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 56/2012, ID:650/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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