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Friday, 14/07/2006


Work began with a pick pass beginning in the northwest quarter of the trench.  Soil is dark olive-green, clay-like and mottled and is sorted directly into buckets.  The pick pass was then extended to the southern portion of the trench, where the soil remained the same.  During this pick pass, 2 finds were recovered; 1 red-slip pottery sherd (Find #1) and 1 red slip pottery sherd with an impressed stamp (Find #2).  The remaining portion of the trench, the northeast corner, was then picked.  The soil was uniform throughout the trench and a black slip pottery rim sherd was recovered (Find #3).

Another pick pass was begun in the northwest corner of the trench.  Soil remains dark olive-brown, clay-like, and motteld and is sorted directly into buckets.  In this quarter of the trench, many sherds of red slip pottery were uncovered (Finds #4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9,10, 11, 13, 14, 15), as well as a piece of iron, which may be a nail (Find #12).  Thus far, no modern material has been recovered from this locus, possibly indicating that this is a stratified soil, rather than a fill deposit.


The pick pass begun in the northwest corner of the trench before lunch was extended south.  In the southwest corner of the trench, along the western baulk wall, what may be another tile spread was uncovered.  In the future, this area will be trowelled, not picked.  During this pick pass, a red slip plate base (Find #16) and a red slip potteyr sherd (Find #17) were recovered.  Soil remained dark olive-grown, clay-like, and mottled.


  • Find #4
  • Locus 5
  • 13.92S/0.81W
  • 24cm a.d.
  • Red slip pottery sherd, approximately 3cm long


  • Find #5
  • Locus 5
  • 13.26S/0.46W
  • 29cm a.d.
  • Red slip pottery rim sherd, approximately 4-5cm long.  Straight rim (not flared).


  • Find #7
  • Locus 5
  • 13.27S/1.04W
  • 27cm a.d.
  • Red slip pottery base sherd, possibly with an incised alpha, approximately 5cm long.


  • Find #12
  • Locus 5
  • 12.79S/1.26W
  • 32cm a.d.
  • Iron piece, heavily coroded, conical shape, approximately 1cm wide at base, 3cm long.  Possible iron nail.


  • Find #14
  • Locus 5
  • 13.24S/1.10W
  • 30cm a.d.
  • Red slip pottery rim sherd, app. 5cm long


  • Find #16
  • Locus 5
  • 13.76S/0.59E
  • 17cm a.d.
  • Red slip plate base sherd, approximately 5cm long.

Locus 5

  • Tile: 13 bowls
  • Pottery:
  • Bone:
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Katharine R. Kreindler. "VT 6 (2006-07-14):27-31; Daily Log from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescoavdo 6/2006, ID:583/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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