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July 18, 2005

Excavation continued in locus 6 .  Approximately 1 1/2 bowls (24 cm. in diameter, 7 cm. in depth) of terracotta fragments with some plaster were recovered.  Approximately 1 2/3 latte boxes of pottery sherds were found along with approximately a 1/3 latte box of bone fragments.  Because the mottling of the soil in the western sector of the trench is more intense than that in the eastern sector, the western sector was declared a new locus ( #7 ).

Locus 7 has these opening co-ordinates and depths:

176.7-E/49.3-S = 27.01 m. above absolute elevation

176.5-E/52.0-S = 26.99 m. above absolute elevation

177.0-E/52.0-S = 26.98 m. above absolute elevation

177.0-E/52.3-S = 27.00 m. above absolute elevation

177.7-E/52.3-S = 26.99 m. above absolute elevation

177.7-E/49.3-S = 26.96 m. above absolute elevation

Excavation was carried out in locus 7.  Approximately  a 2/3 bowl (24 cm. in depth, 7 cm. in

depth) of terracotta fragments with some plaster was recovered.  In addition, there was a small piece of terracotta brick roughly 5 cm. X 5 cm. X 7 cm.

A large flat stone was found in the trench today approximately in the position where one would look for a column pad if the large stone to the west of the trench and the large stone to the east of the trench were used as column pads.  The north-south axis of the stone is at approximately 177.8-E.  The stone is approximately 100 cm. from east to west and starting at 50.0-S extends 50 cm. to the north where it enters the northern balkwall.  The height of the stone above absolute elevation is approxiamtely 26.88 m.

Because of the discovery of this stone the trench was only slightly lowered, not

Daily Log (cont.):

Two additional special finds were made during pottery brushing, an impasto sherd with a rolled decoration (this was made special find #7) and another impasto sherd with a rolled decoration (this was made special find #8).

exceeding 5 cm.  Near the end of the day a piece of rim from a very large pithos was found in locus 6.  The large stone that was found today extends into both locus 6 and locus 7.  Six special finds were made today (#1:  Sherd with incisions; #2:  Sherd with ridge; #3:  Sherd with petal design; #4:  Rocchetto fragment; #5:  Sherd with slip; #6:  Unusual terracotta fragment).


  • Find #1
  • 179.9-E/50.0-S
  • 26.89 m. above absolute elevation
  • Locus 6
  • Sherd with incisions


  • Find #7
  • 177.0-E/49.5-S
  • 26.96 m. above absolute elevation
  • Locus 7
  • Sherd with petal design


  • Find #4
  • 178.0-E/49.5-S
  • 26.90 m. above absolute elevation
  • Locus 6
  • Rocchetto fragment

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Ed Clark. "EC V (2005-07-18):144-157; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 30G/2005, ID:554/Locus 6". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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