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Daily Log Entry for Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Continued trimming baulk walls in preparation for declaring a new locus under locus 4 . The soil is more of a greenish-brown olive color instead of the grayish brown of Locus 4 . The new soil is declared Locus 6 .

T-56: Locus 6 Opening

(See diagram on pg 63 of JRV-II)

Locus 6 Opening Elevations:

(cm BD) (abs elev.)

NW Corner: 102 = 27.98 m

NE Corner: 104 = 27.96 m

1. 103 = 27.97 m

2. 109 = 27.91 m

3. 106 = 27.94 m

4. 87 = 28.13 m

5. 99 = 28.01 m

Locus 6 Opening Coordinates:

1. 136.17 E, 38.74 S

2. 136.71 E, 38.80 S

3. 136.84 E, 39.47 S

4. 136.12 E, 39.51 S

5. 137.89 E, 39.44 S

Munsell Readings:

Locus 5: 2.5 Y 5/3 Light Olive Brown (dry)

2.5 Y 4/3 Olive Brown (wet)

Locus 6: (

SE Reading

2.5 Y 4/3 olive brown (dry)

2.5 Y 3/3 olive brown (wet)



2.5 Y 5/2 grayish brown (dry)

2.5 Y 3/2 very dark grayish brown (wet)

Locus 5 appears to have remained the same in color, textrure, & finds so it will remain open. A Munsell reading was taken, and it confirms that the soil has not changed much. Two different Munsell readings were taken for Locus 6 , one due north of Locus 5 , and another ca. NE of Locus 5 . The NW corner of Locus 6 is more of a grayish brown & the eastern \x93leg\x94 of Locus 6 is more of an olive brown, but it is visibly darker than Locus 5 . Both loci were sketched in this book; & coordinates, elevations, & photos were taken. There are some larger fragments of what appear to be pan-tile lying on the surface. After photos were taken, a light pick pass was made to level off the floor of the trench. Terracotta, pottery, a few pieces of bone, & some more roots were recovered. Upon clearing away some of the loose soil, a concentration of small grey rocks appeared in the NW corner of

the trench.


Per Jason Bauer's instructions, we defined the area near the tiles that have appeared in the NE corner of the trench. Nothing new appeared except one more piece of tile, pottery, and an unusual rock which splinters when trowelled, and is gray on the outside & a yellowish green or brown (shades vary) on the inside. A light pick pass was then made through Locus 5 & 6 . Picking in Locus 5 revealed the presence of some rocks, which the pick bounced against and could have pulled up, so they seem looser in the soil. Ceramic & terracotta were pulled up from Locus 6 . The concentration of rocks in the NW corner has proven to be much thicker after defining with a trowel, and there is at least 1 large (ca 20 cm long) rock in it. The soil in the rock concentration has an almost whitish gray color, but it seems to be dust from the rocks, which appear to be the same type as the rock which appeared in the E baulk


(see diagram on pg 67 of JRV-II)

while trowelling. Some pea-sized chunks of charcoal were also scattered through Locus 5 .


NW Corner: 104 cm BD = 27.96 m abs elev

NE Corner: 100 cm BD = 28.00 m abs elev

Center: 105 cm BD = 27.95 m abs elev.


Baulk Trim: 13 pcs terracotta, 1 pc ceramic

Locus 5: 5 pcs terracotta

5 pcs ceramic

Locus 6: 2/3 bowl terracotta

1/5 box ceramic

3 pcs bone

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Joseph R. Vansuch. "JRV II (2009-07-08):63-70; Daily Log Entry for Wednesday, 8 July 2009 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 56/2009, ID:616/Locus 4". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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