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July 29, 2010


Work continued in the north extension, Locus 6 , and the east extension, Locus 7 . In Locus 6 the soil is being removed over the bedrock in the northeast corner. In Locus 7 the soil beneath the stump is being removed and the rest of the extension taken down to the level of the trench. Pick passes done in Locus 7 , soil remains consistent. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench. Hand pick used in the northeast corner of Locus 6 , soil also remains consistent, sorted and cleaned from the trench. Little material being found in Locus 6 , more material found in Locus 7 , especially under the stump. Locus 7 soil carbon included, especially in the north corner and around the stump. Locus 6 excavated down to bedrock and baulk walled. One large rim and possible associated pieces in the wall. Wall drawn to show the relationship of Locus 6 to the bedrock. The medium brown claylike soil directly overlies the bedrock and in the case of Locus 3 is inlaid into the bedrock cracks. Artifacts are included in Locus 6 soil and in cases sit directly on the bedrock.



Drawing of Locus 6 Â’s relationship to the bedrock.

Locus 7 also brought down to the elevation of the trench. Two artifacts recovered, a grinding stone and a molded piece of pottery (pottery from under the stump).

Find 1: Grinding Stone, 20100024

28.66m A.E.


Locus 7



Find 2: Molded Impasto Fragment

28.79m A.E.


Locus 7

The bedrock edge to the east found, still just inside the 2.00E mark, so Locus 7 closed. Closing photos and elevations taken:

NW Corner: 28.50m A.E.

NE Corner: 28.50m A.E.

SE Corner: 28.70m A.E.

SW Corner: 28.69m A.E.

Locus 8 opened as an extension to the north of Locus 6 . It lies at 11.60N/0E, 11.60N/2.00E, 11.30N/2.00E, 11.30N/0E. Opening elevations for Locus 8 :

NW Corner: 28.89m A.E.

NE Corner: 28.94m A.E.

SE Corner: 28.93m A.E.

SW Corner: 28.93m A.E.

Opening photographs for Locus 8 taken. Locus 8 is a dark brown organic material rich humus layer. Some artifacts being found, including stamped bucchero.

Find 3: Stamped Bucchero Fragment, 20100025


28.73m A.E.


Locus 8

Simultaneously opened Locus 9 in the center of the trench around the outcropping of bedrock. Opening photographs and elevations taken:



NW Corner: 28.72 m A.E.

NE Corner: 28.82m A.E.

SE Corner: 28.84m A.E.

SW Corner: 28.80m A.E.

Locus 9 is a medium brown claylike soil surrounding the bedrock feature. Small rocks 4-8cm being recovered from the soil. Some material also being found, including rocchetto fragment and burned bone.

Find 4: Rocchetto Fragment, 20100030


28.75m A.E.


Locus 9

Find 5: Burned Bone Fragment

28.62m A.E.


Locus 9



Also found in Locus 8 , an unusual piece of terra cotta.

Find 6: Unusual Terra Cotta Fragment

28.82m A.E.


Locus 8

Soil change occurring in Locus 8 , so roots clipped, dirt cleaned, and baulks trimmed. Opening photos and elevations taken for Locus 10 :

NW Corner: 28.73m A.E.

NE Corner: 28.78m A.E.

SE Corner: 28.81m A.E.

SW Corner: 28.81m A.E.

Locus 10 is a medium brown claylike soil lying directly over the bedrock. Some material found, and some lying directly on top of the bedrock. Carbon inclusions found, sometimes associated with burned pottery and burned bone. Rim from the baulk wall of Locus 6 removed in multiple fragments from modern break. Also found bronze fragment and burned bone.



Find 7: Possible Coil Made Rim Fragments

28.75m A.E.


Locus 10

Find 8: Bronze Fragment, 20100048


28.68m A.E.


Locus 10

Find 9: Burned Bone Fragments

28.65m A.E.


Locus 10



In Locus 9 , recovered burned bone fragment beneath bedrock outcropping.

Find 10: Burned Bone Fragment

28.57m A.E.


Locus 9


Continued pick passing through Locus 10 to reveal the extent of the bedrock. Soil remains consistent with Locus 10 soil, sorted and cleaned from trench. Material still being found, but in smaller quantities. Locus 9 also being troweled through around the bedrock. Beginning to reveal a new soil beneath Locus 9 , troweling out Locus 9 to explore its extent. In cleaning Locus 10 recovered a piece of worked chert.

Find 11: Worked Chert, 20100027


28.63m A.E.


Locus 10

Appears that the soil may not be changing but may just be mottled in places—hard to tell because soil is wet from

rain. Will determine tomorrow when it is dried what is happening in Locus 9 .




Locus 6 :

Terra cotta: 2 pieces

Pottery: 21 pieces

Bone: 2 pieces

Locus 7 :

Terra cotta: 19 pieces

Pottery: 62 pieces

Bone: 16 pieces

Slag: 2 pieces

Locus 8 :

Terra cotta: 18 pieces

Pottery: 5 pieces

Bone: 1 piece

Locus 9 :

Terra cotta: 3 pieces

Pottery: 13 pieces

Bone: 7 pieces

Slag: 1 piece

Locus 10 :

Terra cotta: 1/8 bowl

Pottery: 121 pieces

Bone: 16 pieces

Slag: 2 pieces


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Ann Elizabeth Glennie. "AEG II (2010-07-29):117-132 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 64/2010, ID:620/Locus 3". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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