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Thursday, July 21, 2011

AM

Work began with pick passes of both Loci 9 and 10 . In Locus 9 , an entire pick pass was made of the whole extension. Soil continues to be dark brown topsoil with many roots and some rocks and is somewhat claylike in texture. In the western portion of the locus, especially in the SW corner, some rocks began to be encountered and so it was decided to define these a bit better, using trowels, in order to define their extent. Soil from the entire pick pass was sorted in the trench directly into buckets. Very little tile or pottery and no bone was found but 2 river stones, one uncut (Find #1) and one cut (Find #2) were recovered.

A pick pass was made in the entirety of Locus 10 , beginning in the west and moving east. Soil is dark grayish-blue and extremely claylike, with some roots and rocks, especially in the western end of the locus, and some tile and pottery but no bone. Soil is sorted directly into buckets in the trench.

A second pick pass was made of Locus 9 throughout the entirety of the extension. Soil continues to be dark brown topsoil and somewhat claylike, with lots of roots and some rocks. Because more rocks continued to be found in the western meters of the trench, this area was picked lightly and then defined using trowels. Soil is sorted directly into buckets in the trench; very little tile or pottery was found.

A second pick pass was made of Locus 10 , again beginning in the west and moving east. Soil continues to be extremely clay-like, dark grayish-blue in color, and with a slightly fetid smell. In the western edge of the locus, some rocks were uncovered and there were then defined using trowels. Soil was sorted directly into buckets in the trench, with some tile and pottery being found. In addition, a soil sample was taken during this pick pass.

A third pick pass was made in Locus 9 . Soil continues to be dark brown topsoil and is somewhat claylike, with many roots and rocks but little tile or pottery and no bone. A cluster of rocks has been revealed in the NE corner of the locus extending to the SW; this may connect with the former stone feature of Locus 5 . This area was not picked but instead troweled, in order to define the stones and reveal their extent. Soil was sorted directly in the trench into buckets.

Another pick pass was made in Locus 10 , again beginning in the west and moving east. Soil continues to be dark-grayish-blue with some greener patches, extremely claylike, and with a slightly fetid smell. Soil is sorted directly into buckets in the trench. Some tile and pottery but no bone has yet been found. Some rocks were found along the western and southern baulk walls, but it is unclear whether these form a feature or what their extent is. These rocks are troweled in order to clarify their nature and extent.

Special Finds

\xb7 Find #1

\xb7 Locus 9

\xb7 101.22S/44.16W

\xb7 29.92m A.E.

\xb7 River stone

\xb7 Drawing

\xb7 Find #2

\xb7 Locus 9

\xb7 101.61S/44.81W

\xb7 29.91m A.E.

\xb7 Worked river stone

\xb7 Drawing

PM

Work continued in the afternoon by focusing just on the eastern extension of the trench, in order to clarify the extent of the rock feature in the NE part of Locus 9 and to better understand its relationship to other nearby rock packings, like that exposed along the southern wall of the trench and in CB 42 and the other rock pack in CB 39. In order to do so, baulk walls were trimmed.

Locus 9

\xb7 Tile and Plaster: \xbe bowl

\xb7 Pottery: 18 sherds

\xb7 Bone: 0 fragments

Locus 10

\xb7 Tile and Plaster: 1 bowl

\xb7 Pottery: 9 sherds

\xb7 Bone: 0 fragments

Baulk Trim

\xb7 Tile and Plaster: \xbc bowl

\xb7 Pottery: 4 sherds

\xb7 Bone: 0 fragments

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Suggested Citation

Fredrik G. Tobin. "FGT I (2011-07-21):167-172; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 38/2011, ID:637/Locus 9". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/e520f643-dc58-44ee-9cbd-429faaa7e49e>

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