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CA 65 is a 3 m x 4 m trench and was laid out using triangulation off of a base line established in CA along the 0 line running East/West. Its' coordinates are:

Northwest 5 E, 4 N

Northeast 9 E, 4 N

Southeast 9 E, 1 N

Southwest 5 E, 1 N.

All measurements will be taken with a meter tape and plumb bobs from the closet wall of the trench to the point to be measured. All heights will be recorded from a datum set up on a tree bordering the trench near the northwestern corner. The datum nail was set at a height of 30.18 mAE by Trench master Andrew Carroll. A plumb bob, line level and meter tape will be used to measure the depth. All measurements are based on the master grid established in 1991 ( see TT I, pg 3 ).

The trench will be excavated using picks to loosen the soil and trowels to sort the soil into buckets. The buckets will be dumped in a soil dump set up approximately 20 meters west of CA 65 in an old trench. If any archaeologically sensitive material or features are found then trowels will be used to loosen and remove the soil.

All bulk terracotta found in the trench will be counted on site in bowls that are approximately 31 cm in diameter and 8.5 cm in depth. This terracotta will be counted

and recorded on site before being dumped. The terracotta dump is in an old terracotta dump 18 meters west of CA 65, right alongside the road through the site. All pottery and bone found within the trench will be placed in Latte boxes which are approximately 23 x 9 x 6 cm. They will be counted by number of full latte on site. These finds will be taken down from the site to be sorted and counted by fabric after dry brushing. Any special finds will be measured as mention above and then brought to the magazzino for further conservation.

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC I (2010-06-29):11-16; Methadology from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 65/2010, ID:621". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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