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Daily Logs 27 July 2014

27 July 2014

In preparation for declaring a new locus baulk walls were improved. The trench was scraped north to south in order to remove the baked surface to take photos. In this cleaning pottery, bone, and bronze flakes were found. A small amount of vitrified terracotta was recovered, and a piece of bronze slag (Special Find #1).

Special Find #1

Possible Bronze Slag

Locus 6

27.90 m.A.E.


Photos were taken and Locus 7 declared. Locus 7 is a compacted mottled soil with multiple inclusions of red, brown, and yellow. The soil remains a mixture of clay and soil.

Locus 7 Opening Coordinates:

  • NW-189E.46.02S
  • NE- 190E/46.02S
  • SW- 189E/48.00S
  • SE- 190E/48.00S

Locus 7 Opening Elevations:

  • NW- 27.84 m.A.E.
  • NE- 27.90 m.A.E.
  • SW- 27.77 m.A.E.
  • SE- 27.77 m.A.E.

It appears that the layer is following the slope which is apparent in T-45. A pickpass was done in the southernmost meterworking south to north. The soil in the southern half of the third meter was a reddish soil which when picked over revealed a large portion of soil included with large amounts of carbon. A fragment of a rosette (Special Find #2) was found in the northern extent of the southern meter.

Locus 7

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Special Find #2

Rosette Fragment

Locus 7

27.75 m.A.E


Two pieces of slag (Special Find #3 and Special Find #4) were found at the southern most point of the trench.

Special Find #3


Locus 7

27.73 m.A.E.


Special Find #4


Locus 7

27.77 m.A.E.


A second pickpass as completed moving north from the end of the previous pickpass to the northern extent of Locus 7 . A small bronze fragment (Special Find #6) and a pan tile with a possible sigla (Special Find #5) were recovered. Soil was spoiled using hands and trowels.

Special Find #6

Bromze Fragment

Locus 7

27.76 m.A.E.


Speical Find #5

Pan Tile with possible sigla

Locus 7

27.83 m.A.E.


The trench was leveled using handpicks and trowels within Locus 7 . A piece of grooved bucchero (Special Find #7) was found in the leveling with incisions.

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S pecial Find #7

Grooved Bucchero

Locus 7

27.77 m.A.E.


Which was found in the second meter. It was decided to do a light pickpass of Locus 7 in order to investigate the elationship between the layer of Locus 7 and the soil underneath. The pickpass was done south to north. A fragment of a ridgepole tile (Special Find #8) and a piece of a rosette (Special Find #9) that still preserves paint were recovered.

Special Find #8

Ridgepole tile Fragment

Locus 7

27.74 m.A.E.


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Special Find #9

Rosette Fragment

Locus 7

27.74 m.A.E.


A piece of unusual terracotta (Special Find #10) was also found while cleaning from the pickpass.

Special Find #10

Unusual Terracotta

Locus 7

27.75 m.A.E.


An additional light pickpass was done over the entire Locus 7. A small piece of vitrified terracotta (Special Find # 11) was also found.

Special Find #11

Vitrified Terracotta

Locus 7

27.72 m.A.E.


Daily Totals:

Baulk- 1/4 bowl Terracotta

Locus 6 -

  • Terracotta- 1 bowl and 7 pcs.
  • Pottery- 24 pcs.

Locus 7 -

  • Terracotta- 2 and 1/4 bowls
  • Pottery-164 pcs.
  • Bone- 137 pcs.
  • Burnt Bone- 6 pcs.

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Nora K. Donoghue. "NKD I (2014-07-27):151-162; Daily Logs 27 July 2014 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 67/2014, ID:684/Locus 6". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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