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DAILY LOG

A.M./P.M.          23 July 2012

Excavation continued in locus 4.  The southern half of the trench was excavated and lowered approximately 2-5 cm.  The entire trench is turning up white friable limestone pieces.  Locus 4 was closed.  Approximately 3 bowls of terracotta fragments were recovered.  A 1/4 of a latte box of pottery sherds was found.   One piece of iron slag was made a bulk find.  Three special finds were made.  Special find #3 was recovered from the terracotta dump and positively identified as coming from locus 4 on 20 July.  Locus 5 was declared over the whole trench.  Photos were taken and co-ordinate depths measured.

Opening co-ordinates of locus 5:

NW (46-E/53-S):  134 cm. below datum point = 25.11 m. above absolute elevation.

NE (46-E/53-S):  148 cm. below datum point = 24.97 m. above absolute elevation.

SE (46-E/57-S):  157 cm. below datum point = 24.88 m. above absolute elevation.

Opening co-ordinates of locus 5 (cont.):

SW (42-E/57-S):  148 cm. below datum point = 24.97 m. above absolute elevation.

Locus 5 is characterized by white friable limestone pieces and flaked limestone.

Special Finds:

1.  Locus 4 45.6-E/55.4-S4.95 m. above absolute elevation

24.95 m. above absolute elevation Frieze Plaque Cavetto fragment

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2.  Locus 4 42.8-E/56.5-S 24.96 m. above absolute elevation Bronze fragment

Special Finds (cont.):

3.  Locus 4 42-46-E/53-57-S Approximately 25.0 m. above absolute elevation Ridge Pole fragment?

Special Finds (cont.):

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4.  Locus 5 44.4-E/56.3-S 24.87 m. above absolute elevation Impasto handle fragment with incisions

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5.  Locus 5 44.0-E/53.7-S 24.89 m. above absolute elevation Bronze fragment

A pick-pass was carried out across the entire trench, which was lowered approximately 5 cm.  Approximately 1 bowl of terracotta fragments was recovered.  Approximately 1/3 latte box of pottery sherds was found.  Two special finds were made.  Locus 5 was closed and co-ordinated depths measured.

Closing co-ordinates of locus 5:

NW (42-E/53-S):  146 cm. below datum point = 24.99 m. above absolute elevation.

NE (46-E/53-S):  152 cm. below datum point = 24.93 m. above absolute elevation.

SE (46-E/57-S):  163 cm. below datum point = 24.82 m. above absolute elevation.

SW (42-E/57-S):  157 cm. below datum point = 24.88 m. above absolute elevation.

It was decided that a sounding would be made against the north balk wall, encompassing 44-46-E/53-54-S.  This area was declared locus 6.  Photos were taken and opening co-ordinate depths

measured.

Opening co-ordinates of locus 6:

NW (44-E/53-S):  145 cm. below datum point = 25.00 m. above absolute elevation.

NE (46-E/53-S):  152 cm. below datum point = 24.93 m. above absolute elevation.

SE (46-E/54-S):  154 cm. below datum point = 24.91 m. above absolute elevation.

SW (44-E/54-S):  151 cm. below datum point = 24.94 m. above absolute elevation.

A pick-pass was carried out across the entire locus, which was lowered approximately 5 cm.  Approximately 2 dozen small pieces of terracotta were recovered.  Fifteen sherds of pottery were found.  One piece of iron slag and 2 pieces of bone were made bulk finds.  One special find was made.

Special Finds (cont.):

6.  Locus 6 44-46/53-54-S Approximately 24.82 m. above absolute elevation Bronze fragment

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Ed Clark. "EC IX (2012-07-23):82-95; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B58/2012, ID:654/Locus 4". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/f9402db7-5a0a-42af-8a6d-42993610e5b2>

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