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June 18, 2004

Opening Elevations for day and locus 3:                 Students:

  • NW: 104cm Below Datum Point                            Kathryn
  • NE: 101cm BD
  • SW: 102.5cm BD
  • SE: 67.5cm BD

7am -12pm

Tools: pick axe, trowels, buckets, wheelbarrow, brushes, dustpans, plumb bob, line level, tape measure

Soil: yellow/brown with some patches of gray/brown claylike soil remaining

Passes: 2/3 pick pass through trench beginning in the south

Photos: trench photo of opening of locus 3, taken from the north looking south, #39 and 38

Special Finds:


  • Find #1
  • 183.36E/47.52S
  • 27.66 m AE
  • Raking sima fragment

Locus 3 was declared at the end of 17/6/2004. Began a pick pass beginning in the south. About 1/2 way through the trench, from all directions, just past the stump Kathryn uncovered a large fragment of a decorated lateral sima with a hound chasing another hound. One hound is complete while only the hind leg of the other hound remains. The fragment contains an almost complete profile with most of the cavetto up to the corner exposed while the rest is still unexcavated. The fragment will be removed this afternoon because it cannot be left over the weekend in case of looting and because the tree in the southeast corner of the trench is going to be removed. Trowelled out from around the sima searching for more fragments and to better define it.

12:30pm -3:30pm

Tools: pick axe, trowels, buckets, wheelbarrow, brushes, dustpans, plumb bob, line level, tape measure

Soil: yellow/brown crumbly

Passes: pick pass through northern 1/3 of trench

Closing Elevations:

  • NW: 110cm Below Datum Point
  • NE: 93cm BD
  • SW: 99.5cm BD
  • SE: 67.5cm BD

Pottery: 1pc

Terracotta: 1.5 bowls

Photos: Find # 1 2 photos from north looking south

2 photos from east looking west

Picked northern 1/3 of trench. Since the tree is to come out over the weekend all terracotta on the surface needs to be removed or covered. Removed sima and piece of terracotta near the center of the south baulk. Underneath this piece began to uncover  a spread of terracotta which appears to be on the level of the archaic destruction seen in the baulk wall of T30/AGG/CNT I. Re-covered for the weekend. In the northeast corner is an area of decomposing terracotta that was also re-covered.

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Kathleen Elizabeth Droste. "KED I (2004-06-18):30-33; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 30B/2004, ID:536/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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