Open Context

Daily Log

July 25, 2001

After scraping with towels, it became apparent that the galestra discovered yesterday was localized and did not extend the entirety of the trench floor as suspected.  Therefore the trench was divided into two new loci - 7 = area surrounding galestra and 8 = galestra area.  Locus 7 encompasses an L shaped area which frames Locus 8 and is comprised of a loose brown soil in meters 216.5E, 5.5-6.42N; 218.5E, 6.42-7.5N; 219.5E, 5.5-7.5N.  Locus 8, a rectangular area with two patches of galestra framing a scatter of rocks, covers meters 216.5-218.5, 6.42-7.5N.  Locus 7 was worked at first with the pick axe for approximately 8-10cm before large fragments of tile began to become evident.  We started defining with trowels and discovered what looks to be a tile spread starting in the NE corner.  The spread moved under the area designated as Locus 8, so we moved to this area working with baulk hammers by the afternoon.  The galestra patches in the eastern most part of Locus 8 gave way to a brown soil in which more tile was indeed discovered.  This suggests that the galestra was redeposited.  The rocks from the center of Locus 8 were also removed.  The galestra in the NW corner however did not seem to be subsiding as of the end of today.  Work will continue defining the tile spread tomorrow, as well as the excavation of Locus 8.  1/4 latte box of pottery came from locus 7, and 1/2 a box was removed from Locus 8.  5 latte boxes of tile fragments were removed as well.

Property or Relation Value(s)
Temporal Coverage
[Standard: Dublin Core Terms]
Editorial Note

Open Context editors work with data contributors to annotate datasets to shared vocabularies, ontologies, and other standards using 'Linked Open Data' (LOD) methods.

The annotations presented above approximate some of the meaning in this contributed data record to concepts defined in shared standards. These annotations are provided to help make datasets easier to understand and use with other datasets.

Suggested Citation

Mark A. Wingfield. "MAW II (2001-07-25):40-43; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 9/2001, ID:461". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/ee4178de-3c1d-4eba-bb31-1b95d271c264>

Editorial Status

●●●○○
Managing editor reviewed

Part of Project

Murlo

Mapping Data

Copyright License

Attribution 4.0

To the extent to which copyright applies, this content carries the above license. Follow the link to understand specific permissions and requirements.
Required Attribution: Citation and reference of URIs (hyperlinks)