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Daily Log Entry for Friday, 10 July 2009



Trowelled some of the dirt down along the E baulk & removed the rock in the NE corner of the trench, as well as the tiles on top of it. Some other tiles in the trench were removed as well. A piece of unusual terracotta (Find #1) was recovered. After trowelling, a pick pass was made in the part of the trench E of the rock feature. More tiles, terracotta fragments, ceramic, & bone were recovered. In addition, a cavetto fragment (Find #2) & a piece of finger-incised terracotta (Find #3) were also recovered. The is still a brownish olive color, and is more moist in the eastern part of the trench than in the west. Another pickpass was made in Locus 6 in the area to the east of the rock feature and the concentration of rocks in the NW corner of the trench. The soil in the east half of Locus 6 is still more moist than in the west. The soil is still a brownish olive color, especially in the NE corner, but it seems to be getting darker in the south, with the soil turning more of a blackish gray color. Small (pea-sized) fragments of charcoal have also been recovered, and have been found throughout most of Locus 6 . Another large

fragment of tile was removed, and smaller fragments of terracotta, and ceramic & bone were recovered. After the pick pass, some of the higher parts of the trench floor were leveled with a trowel.





106 cm BD = 27.94 m abs elev

137.76 E, 38.31 S


Cavetto Fragment

Locus 6

113 cm BD = 27.87 m. abs. elev.

137.31 E, 38.64 S


Incised Terracotta

Locus 6 Bowl Find

ca. 115 cm BD = ca. 27.85 m abs. elev.

ca. 137.27 E, ca. 39.05 S


The rest of the loose soil on the floor of the trench was removed. A light pick pass was made in Locus 6 again to level the floor of the trench. Another pick pass was made again right after that. Both were to level the floor of the trench & both pickpasses revealed similar soil, a brownish olive color in the north & slightly grayer in the south. The soil is still considerably more moist in the east. Fragments of terracotta, ceramic, & bone were recovered. Some (ca 8-10) small (pea-sized) chunks of charcoal were found throughout both pick passes, which both were to the east of the rock feature & the concentration of rocks in the NW corner. After picking, we trowelled near the E boundary of the rock feature and the concentration

of rocks in the NE corner of the trench. Finds from trowelling were the same as the rest of Locus 6 . After trowelling, the baulk walls were trimmed. A fragment of the Horse Race frieze plaque was discovered in the N baulk. It was not removed, since it was firmly lodged in the baulk.


Locus 6: Terracotta: 1 bowl

Ceramic: 4/5 Latte Box

Bone: 4 pcs.

Baulk Trim: Terracotta: 10 pcs.


NE Corner: 121 cm BD = 27.79 m abs elev

Center: 115 cm BD = 27.85 m abs elev.

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Joseph R. Vansuch. "JRV II (2009-07-10):79-86; Daily Log Entry for Friday, 10 July 2009 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 56/2009, ID:616/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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