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Wednesday, July 13, 2005


After removing the tarp, the soil was dry enough to begin sweeping again.  Sweeping continued in order to continue revealing the rock layer.  The road surface was reached throughout Locus 1 and the trench was closed with elevations of:

244.9E/ 29.1S  43 cm BD  26.57m ae

245.9E/ 29.2S  50cm BD  26.5m ae

246.85E/ 30.4S   78cm BD  26.22m ae

248.7E/ 31.4S   128cm BD  25.72m ae

248.6E/ 33.4S   130cm BD  25.7m ae

244.6E/ 33.1S  77cm BD  26.63m ae


Photographs were taken and CD 12 was closed; today it yielded 6 pieces of terra cotta and 3 pieces of pottery.  Based on the continuation of the pathlike feature visible on the surface and confirmed by Locus 3 of CD 12, a series of extension trenches will be dropped along its projected path.  The first, designated CD 12-A was laid out and opened.  Photographs were taken and opening elevations were:

SW   243.2E/ 26.4S  98.5 cm BD  26.415m ae

NW   243.5E/ 23.4S  100.7 cm BD  26.393m ae

NE    240.6E/ 23.6S  120 cm BD  26.2m ae

SE    240.3E/ 26.6 S  126 cm BD  26.14m ae

Center                       109.4 cm BD  26.306m ae

The trench is 2 by 2 meters with a datum in a tree to the south, with an absolute elevation of 27.4 m.

A pick pass was begun and turned up small rocks almost immediately.  The topsoil was too tough to trowel so a shallow pass was executed throughout the rest of the trench.  An iron nail was discovered ( Find # 1 ).

The pick pass was cleared up and work finished for the day. Locus 1 in CD 12 A yielded 1/2 bowl of terracotta today and 22 pieces of pottery -- including 1 base and 1 rim.

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Jillian M. Harrison. "JMH II (2005-07-13):24-29; 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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