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21 July 2015


The morning began with a pick pass across the entirety of Locus 5 in order to lower the level of the locus. The soil remains yellowish-brown and clay-like, and retains moisture well. However, due to direct sunlight throughout the morning it becomes baked and dries out very easily. Soil was then shoveled into buckets and sorted into wheelbarrows.

During clearing a fragment of ridged pottery was recovered.

Find #1 : Ridged Pottery

Elevation: 26.60 mAE

Coordinates: 103.76E/42.92S

Locus 5

After the soil was cleared it was decided to use hand picks and trowels to clean up the baulk walls and to level out the floor of the trench in order to better define the rocks that appear to be running northeast across the

eastern half of the trench, which extend from T-76 to the south. Additionally, leveling with also focus on exposing the more yellowish, rocky soil that has begun appearing throughout the trench.

Thus far, small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone have been recovered from the locus; however, the amount of noticeably less than it was at higher elevations. During trimming of the baulk wall a rocchetto fragment was recovered.

Find #2: Rocchetto fragment 20150069 20150069

Elevation: 26.80 mAE

Coordinates: 105.07E/42.00S

Baulk Trim

Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery and bone continue to be recovered from the baulk walls.

Part of the baulk between Locus 5 and Locus 2 was removed. Additionally, the section of baulk between Locus 5 and T-76 was removed.

Work continued on removing the southern baulk of Locus 5 , with small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone being recovered from those areas.

Roots were clipped until lunch.


After lunch work continued on removing the southern baulk of Locus 5 . A stump was removed from the western part of the southern baulk. Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone continue to be found.

At the end of the day closing elevations were taken.

Closing elevations:

NW Corner: 26.67 mAE

NE Corner: 26.90 mAE

SE Corner: 26.78 mAE

SW Corner: 27.09 mAE

Daily Totals:

Locus 5 :

Terra Cotta: 1/8 bowl

Pottery: 13 fragments

Bone: 4 fragments

Baulk Trim:

Terra Cotta: 1 1/2 bowls

Pottery: 76 fragments

Bone: 14 fragments

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Kendall R. Crumpler. "KRC I (2015-07-21):141-148; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 75/2015, ID:692/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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