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Daily Log 20/7/16


AM Several of the remaining stones in the southern half of the trench were defined more. When it was determined that they were resting on soil, the stones were removed. Upon removing some of the stones a chunk of asphalt was found resting on the new soil. A pick pass was done in the southern half of the trench to remove the remaining bits of locus 2 . Here more of the flaky yellow soil with inclusions of white and gray soil is exposed. The soil is very dense and locus 2 sheets off the underlaying soil. We began to define the stones in the northern meters of the trench. Some of these are also floating on columns of dirt and no longer appear as impacted or stacked. These stones were removed. The floor of the trench was flattened to better define the extent of the new soil that is now across the southern part of the trench. The southern baulk wall was trimmed, in the ridge at the floor of the trench a piece of modern ceramic was found and counted in bulk pottery. The pack of rocks in the northeastern corner of the trench was defined. While cleaning a fine impasto base with a single painted line was found (SF #1).

Special Find #1

Fine Impasto Base with Painted Line

Locus 2

304.59 mASL 19.53 W, 5.21 S

PM A pick pass was done in the northern half meter of the trench. The soil is very dense here and super clayey. The material has increased dramatically, over \xbe of today's tile bowl and most of the pottery came from this meter. Due to the increase of material and the density of the soil, a new locus will be declared. The trench will be split in 2, locus 3 will be the southern \xbe of the trench and consist of a yellow-white flaky soil that is mostly devoid of artifacts. Locus 4 is the northern \xbd meter of the trench that has a dense clay that is olive brown in color and the locus is full of artifacts (tile and pottery). The floor of the trench was swept, opening elevations, coordinates and photos were taken.

Locus 3 Opening Coordinates

NW- 21.31 W, 4.92 S- 304.61 mASL

NE- 18.73 W, 5.32 S- 304.57 mASL

SE- 18.40 W, 7.53 S- 304.61 mASL

SW- 20.84 W, 8.05 S- 304.58 mASL

Locus 4 Opening Coordinates

NW- 21.59 W, 4.64 S- 304.59 mASL

NE- 19.15 W, 4.91 S- 304.61mASL SE- 18.73 W, 5.32 S- 304.57 mASL

SW- 21.31 W, 4.92 S- 304.61 mASL

Bulk Finds

Locus 2

Tile- 1 bowl

Pottery- 1 latte (27 pieces)

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Andrew J. Carroll. "VT 14 (2016-07-20):41-46; Daily Log 20/7/16 from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 14/2016, ID:726/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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