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Thursday, July 26, 2007


Work began with a pick pass of the SW quarter of the trench.  Soil remains dark brown and claylike, with terracotta and carbon inclusions, as well as a high quantity of tile and plaster.  Soil is sorted directly into buckets while in the trench.  In this quarter, the SW quarter of the trench, a sherd of painted creamware (Find #1) and a fairly large bronze sheet fragment (Find #2) were recovered.  All small bronze fragments and flakes have been grouped together as bulk bronze.

The southeast quarter of the trench was picked next.  Soil remained dark brown, claylike, and extremely mottled.  Soil continues to be sorted directly into buckets while in the trench.  In addition to yielding a large quantity of tile and plaster, another sherd of painted creamware (Find #3) and another fragment of bronze sheet (Find #4) were found.

The next quarter of the trench that was picked was the NE one.  Here, the soil remained dark and mottled, with much tile and plaster, although the maount of plaster and terracotta inclusions present seemed to diminish at the bottom of the pick pass.  Soil continues to be sorted directly into buckets.

The NW corner of the trench was then picked.  In the NW corner of the trench, the soil seems to be becoming harder packed, less mottled, and contains many rocks; small patches of the soil resembling galestra appeared, but material was recovered from this area.  As one moves from the corner to the center of the trench though, the soil becomes more mottled, and most of hte soil overturned in this quarter of the trench is dark, clay-like, and extremely mottled, containing much tile, plaster, and charcoal.  During this pick pass, a curved bronze fragment (Find #5) was recovered.

The SW quarter of the trench was picked again.  Throughout this quarter of the trench, soil continues to be claylike and extremely mottled.


  • Find #1
  • Locus 10
  • 54.25S/195.11E
  • 26.29m A.E.
  • Painted pottery - creamware
  • Find #2
  • Locus 10
  • 54.23S/195.19E
  • 26.30m A.E.
  • Bronze fragment
  • Find #3
  • Locus 10
  • 54.29S/196.70E
  • 26.24m A.E.
  • Painted creamware sherd
  • Find #4
  • Locus 10
  • 54.03S/196.27E
  • 26.22m A.E.
  • Bronze sheet fragment
  • Find #5
  • Locus 10
  • 53.56S/196.12E
  • 26.27m A.E.
  • Curved bronze fragment


A pick pass was completed in the SE quarter of the trench.  The soil here remains dark brown and claylike and heavily mottled, containing terracotta and carbon inclusions.  Soil continues to be sorted in the trench, directly into buckets.

The northern half of the trench was picked, thus completing the pick pass of the entire trench begun in the morning.  Soil throughout the trench remains dark brown, claylike, and heavily mottled, and has uniformly yielded a high quantity of tile and plaster.  Soil continues to be sorted into buckets.

Locus 10

  • Tile and plaster: 19 bowls
  • Pottery: 190 sherds
  • Bone: 24 pieces
  • Bulk bronze: 31 pieces

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Katharine R. Kreindler. "KRK II (2007-07-26):167-174; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 48/2007, ID:587/Locus 10". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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