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Daily Log 24/7/15



Excavation began defining the tile in Locus 8 . Once they were defined it was decided to declare them a new locus for the tiles and surrounding soil.

The soil is a medium-dark brown and clay-like in texture. The new locus, Locus 9 , is therefore situated in the western part of the trench. Opening photos, drawings, and elevations were taken.

Locus 9 abuts Locus 7 in VT7

Opening Elevations for Locus 9 :

1. 304.65 m A.E.

2. 306.31 m A.E.

3. 306.5 m A.E.

4. 306.54 m A.E.

for Locus 9

Opening Coordinates for Locus 9 :

1. -4.67 m N/-12.36 m E

2. -6.11 m N/-11.85 m E

3. -5.16 m N/-13.91 m E

4. -6.14 m N/-13.70 m E

NE  -4.07 m N/-8.96 m E

SE  -5.10 m N/-8.79 m E

We have been excavating through Locus 9 , which consists of very dense clay-like soil. Bone and terracotta fragments are present in the locus. Locus 7 in VT7 is being simultaneously excavated with Locus 9 in VT8. While excavating there been finds.

Find #1:

Locus 9

Covertile with profile and edge

306.54 m A.E.

5.36 m S / 12.408 m W

Find #2:

Locus 9

Fragment of decorated architectural terracotta

20155052 20155052

306.476 m A.E.

5.169 m S / 12.408 m W

Find #3:

Locus 9

Bucchero Fragment

306.413 m A.E.

5.127 m S / 12.168 m W

Find #4:

Locus 9

Possible Pelvis

306.480 m A.E.

5.37 m S/13.29 m W


Excavation continues in the Locus 9 tile packing. Bone, bucchero, pottery, roofing tiles and a larger rock have been found. Hand picks and trowels are being used to excavate. The soil is sticky and clay-like. There are red inclusions in the clay as well as charcoal.

Find #5:

Locus 9

Possible Greek Black Slip

20155043 20155043

306.482 m A.E.
5.142 m S/13.322 m W

Find #6:

Locus 9

Possible Forno Fragment

306.482 m A.E.

-6.88 m N/-13.04 m E

Closing Totals for Locus 9, VT-8:

11.5 Bowls of Tile and Plaster

27 Pottery Sherds

2 bones

Closing Totals for Locus 7, VT-7:

2.75 Bowls of Tile and Plaster

3 Pottery Sherds

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Eóin M. O'Donoghue. "VT 8 (2015-07-24):128-138; Daily Log 24/7/15 from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 8/2015, ID:695/Locus 8". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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