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Daily Log 27/6/14

Daily Logs- 27/6/14


The boundaries of the trench were established using triangulation. The trench was cleared of leaf litter, sketched, photographed and opening elevations were taken. Locus 1 was declared across the whole of the trench. Locus 1 is a humus layer with a lot of organic material present. 3 fist sized rocks appear on the surface in the western half and were illustrated in the drawing, a large root from the tree on the southern baulk crosses the southeastern corner.

Locus 1 Opening Elevations

NW- 44 BD 29.38 mAE

NE- 43 BD 29.39 mAE

SE- 46 BD 29.36 mAE

SW- 56 BD 29.26 mAE

Center- 42 BD 29.40 mAE

A pick pas was complete in the eastern meter of the trench. Picking was difficult due to the high presence of roots. The soil is a grayish color speckled with white root rot. Some worn and heavily pitted pieces

of terracotta were found. A second pick pass was done in the same mete. Some small stones were recovered in this pass. A pick pass was done in the center 2 meters. roots and a few worn pieces of terracotta were found. A worn piece of pottery was found and bulk pottery was started. Many small 3-6 cm long rocks were found, but with no clear pattern. Another pick pass was done in the center 2 meters of the trench. More small rocks were found along the southern baulk. A pick pass was done in the final western meter of the trench.

The soil was sorted into buckets and dumped. Another pick pass was made in the final meter. The soil is still uniform. There are some pockets of yellow clay like soil, for the most part the soil is a gray clay like soil included with small to medium sized rocks.


A pick pass was done though the entire trench. The eastern and western most meters appeared to have more rocks in the picking. The rocks were approx. ~5 cm long. There are in no discernible patterns of the rocks yet, but we will continue to carefully excavate and look for any groups. The soil continues to be a gray clay like soil with pockets of yellow clay. There are many large roots along with worn terracotta. The roots in the eastern most meter (94-95 E) were cut with an ax. The meter was picked again to lower the high spots left by the roots. The soil was sorted and dumped.

Bulk Finds

Locus 1

Tiles- 24 pieces

Pottery- 5 pieces

Daily Closing Elevations

NW- 29.35 mAE

NE- 29.34 mAE

SE- 29.32 mAE

SW- 29.22 mAE

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC VI (2014-06-27):21-28; Daily Log 27/6/14 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 57/2015, ID:699/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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