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Daily Log 3/8/10



Began with a pick pass through the remaining locus 2 soil in the lower part of the trench. While picking along the slope of the depression more of the galestra was exposed. Soil was sorted into buckets and dumped. Tile, pottery, and bone was found, but in lesser amounts than previously. The rocks in the western half of the trench were defined to expose the rest of the yellow crumbly soil. The area of locus 2 continues to shrink horizontally in spacethat can be excavated, however it still has not yielded the white flakey or yellow crumbly soil. Since the area is smaller to work in, baulk walls were also trimmed. In the area of the depression a spindle whorl was found (S.F. #1).

#1 Spindle Whorl

Locus 2

6.47 E, 3.54 N

28.68 mAE



Another pick pass was done in the depression of locus 2 . The slope of the depression was scraped to remove the medium brown soil and expose the flakey soil underneath. Some of the ares of flakey soil were just patches of decaying rock. Another pick pass was done along the slope of the depression o the west and south and along the bottom.

Sketch of Depression

Another pick pass was done. Tile, pottery and bone is still present, galestra is not. A sketch was done to illustrate the area of the depression. The rocks in the west were further defined.


A pick pass was done through the trench in locus 2 . More galestra was exposed in the eastern half of the locus 2 . Another pick pass was done in locus 2 , tile, pottery and bone are being found although in lesser amounts. A spindle whorl (bell shape) was found (S.F. #2), and a fleck of bronze (S.F. #3). An unusual piece of terracotta was found. It will not be a special find, but we will bring it down to the magazzino for further identification. Another pick pass was done, the galestra like soil in the eastern part of locus 2 was picked to make sure it is not just a patch. It seems to continue so we will focus excavation in the western part of locus 2 . A small lug handle was found (S.F. #4). Another pick pass was done, a lot of carbon flecks and a large piece of carbon were found. The soil is full of flecks of red terracotta.

#2 Spindle Whorl (bell shape)

Locus 2

7.54 E, 3.24 N

28.49 mAE



Supplementary Find #6

Butchered Bone

Locus 2

Supp. Find #7

Decorated Pottery

Locus 2, found in area of Depression



#3 Bronze Fragment

Locus 2

6.25 E, 3.46 N

28.64 mAE

#4 Lug Handle

Locus 2

3.43 N, 6.58 E

28.53 mAE



Another pick pass was done. The locus still seems to dive to the north and west. Many rocks were hit during this pass but no flaky soil. Pottery and bone are still being recovered. Another pick pass was done, less material was found. A rocchetto fragment was recovered (S.F. #5). A final pick pass was done, less material was found and flakey soil was found underneath.

#5 Rocchetto Fragment

Locus 2

7.05 E, 3.42 N

28.44 mAE


Bulk Finds

Locus 2

¼ Bowl Tile

3 ¾ Latte Pottery

1 1/8 Latte Bone

¾ latte Slag

Baulk Trim

3 pieces tile

Supplementary Find #3

Coil made Base

Locus 2

Along Northern Baulk



Sup. Find #4

Cut Bone

Locus 2

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC I (2010-08-03):109-116; Daily Log 3/8/10 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 65/2010, ID:621/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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