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Wednesday June 29, 2005


The day began with a pick pass of Locus 2.  Locus 2 is made up of dark soil made primarily of plant and root rotted material (humus).

After beginning to clear off the pick pass it was clear that a new locus was beginning to come up.  It lacks the network of fine roots present in the previous locus and is lighter in color and somewhat more crumbly than the previous locus.  The rest of the pick pass was cleared and Locus 2 was closed and elevations were taken.

The closing elevations for Locus 2 are as follows:

  • NW:     83 cm b.d. (A)      24.74 m absolute elevation
  • SW:     100 cm b.d. (A)*      24.57 m absolute elevation
  • NE:     122 cm b.d. (A)      24.35 m absolute elevation
  • SE:     155 cm b.d. (A)      24.02 m absolute elevation
  • center:     118 cm b.d. (A)     24.39 m absolute elevation

*  Point remains stable , see note on page 31.

The dig director consulted with us and encouraged us to continue work to expose the top of the wall.  He feels that the rock feature is most proabably a wall.  Once the top of the wall is exposed, we will begin surveying the slope to choose where we feel that the wall might be present.  We will then begin clearing that area.

We continued to pick the trench and then when large rocks became visible we began to define them with trowels.  Work also began on the baulk walls.


Work continued defining the rocks and working on baulk walls.  A small concentration of carbon was found along the northern baulk wall, about 1 m in from the eastern baulk.

Material Yield for June 29:

  • Locus 2
    • 1/8 bolw of bulk terracotta
    • 1 bone
  • Locus 3
    • 1/4 bowl of bulk terracotta
    • 3 pottery sherds

Pottery Summary for June 29:

  • Locus 3
    • 1 coarseware
    • 2 impasto
    • [3 total]
    • 1 base (impasto)
    • 2 body (1 impasto, 1 coarseware)

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Sonia Amaral Rohter. "SAR III (2005-06-29):33-38; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 43A/2005, ID:557/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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