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Daily Log 28 July 2014

28 July 2014

The morning began with a smallamount of bailing the area around T-67 because of overnight rain. A pickpasswas done moving from south to north over the southern meter of Locus 7. Itappears that the burn layer below Locus 7 has been revelaed on the east side ofthe southern mete, but not the west. The layer may be following the naturalslope along the north-south, but also may be sloping down to the west. In thesoutheastern area of the trencha piece of vitrified terracotta (Special Find#1)was found.

Special Find #1

Vitrified Terracotta

Locus 7

27.70 m.A.E.


A piece of creamware withpreserved slip (Special Find #2) was also found in the cleaning of thepickpass. Soil continues to be sorted by hand and with trowels, with everythird bucket sieved. A piece of grooved pottery (Special Find #3) and a bonewith a possible cut mark (Special Find #4) were found in the center of Locus 7.

Special Find #2

Slipped Creamware

Locus 7

27.98 m.A.E.


Special Find #3

Grooved Pottery

Locus 7

27.63 m.A.E.


Special Find # 4

Cut Bone

Locus 7

27.65 m.A.E.


The soil revealed in thesoutheast of the trench is a dark brown and highly carbon included soil. Thisdark soil runs up to the north along the east side but has yet to be revealedon the central and western portion of the trench. A full profile of an impastobase (Special Find #5) was found in a pickpass that was lightly done from southto north in Locus 7.

Special Find #5

Full profile Base

Locus 7

A piece of ridged pottery (SpecialFind #6) was found at the southern most point in Locus 7. An additionalpickpass was done over the high points of Locus 7 .

Special Find #6

Ridged Pottery

Locus 7

27.67 m.A.E.


The trench was cleaned of spoilwith hands and trowels. A piece of decorated bucchero (Special Find #7) and apiece of slag (Special Find #8) were also found.

Special Find #7

Decorated Bucchero

Locus 7

27.65 m.A.E.


Special Find #8


Locus 7

27.64 m.A.E.


The trench was further leveledith handpicks and trowels. A number of rocks have been revealed in the north of Locus 7 . It appears that there is a lighter brown soil on the western side of Locus 7. Baulk walls were improved in preparation for photos. While baulkwalling three pieces of slag were found in relatively close proximity (SpecialFind #9).

Special Find #9


Baulk Finds



It was decided to declare a newlocus in the southern area of the last meter. During the prep for photos apiece of slag was found (Special Find #10).

Locus 8

Locus 8 opening elevations andCoordinates

\xb7 A- 27.60 m.A.E. 189.26E/47.12S

\xb7 B- 27.65 m.A.E. 189.48E/47.45S

\xb7 C- 27.62 m.A.E. 189.58E/47.84S

\xb7 D- 27.65 m.A.E. 189.49E/48.05S

\xb7 E- 27.61 m.A.E. 189.16E/48.05S

Locus 8 is a loosely compactedlight brown soil which is made up of a fine soil. It appears that this locus isstill above the burn layer and thus will be excavated first. A pickpass wascompleted within Locus 8

Bone, pottery, tile continue tobe found, though with less frequency than before. A rocchetto, in two fragments(Special Find #11) was found next to a flange in Locus 8.

Special Find #11


Locus 8

27.59 m.A.E.


Locus 8 continues to be loweredwith handpicks and trowels. A small piece of vitrified terracotta (Special Find#12) was found close to the southern limit of Locus 8 .

Special Find #12

Vitrified Terracotta

Locus 8

27.50 m.A.E.


A pickpass was done in Locus 8 .The soil remains light in color and very loosely compacted. The soil wasspoiled in to buckets by hand. Excavation was suspended due to rain.

Daily Totals:

Locus 7 -

  • Terracotta- 2 bowls
  • Pottery- 53 pcs. (1 Sieve)
  • Bone- 35 pcs.

Locus 8 -

  • Pottery- 52 pcs.
  • Bone- 35 pcs.
  • Terracotta- 1/4 bowl

Baulk- 38 pcs. pottery

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Nora K. Donoghue. "NKD I (2014-07-28):163-172; Daily Log 28 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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