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June 11, 2004

Opening Elevations for day and locus 2:                            Students:

  • NW: 78cm Below Datum Point                                         Michael
  • NE: 82cm BD                                                                 Carrie
  • SW: 75.5cm BD                                                             Emily
  • SE: 66.5cm BD                                                              Michelle
  • Jason- Assistant

7am - 12pm

Tools: pick axe, trowels, wheelbarrow, buckets, hand clippers, shovels, plumb bob, line level, tape measure

Soil: gray/brown claylike

Passes: 1 pick pass through the trench beginning in the south

Locus 2 was begun working from the south. The soil is the brown/gray claylike soil that began to be exposed on 10/6/2004. Effort is being made to bring the surface to the same level.

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Tools: pick axe, trowels, wheelbarrow, buckets, hand clippers

Soil: gray/brown claylike

Passes: 2 pick passes across the trench beginning in the south

Special Finds: 0

Terracotta: 1 bowl

Pottery: 6 pieces incl. 2 rims

Other: 2 pcs bone

Latest Dateable: 3 pcs plastic

Closing Elevations:

  • NW: 93cm Below Datum Point
  • NE: 93cm BD
  • SW: 87cm BD
  • SE: 67cm BD
  • Center: 87cm BD - approximate center of the trench

Soil gray/brown claylike- difficult to pick through - lots of roots from the tree and two root patches. Did pseudo-pass in trench to level out unevenness resulting from the claylike soil. None of the students had taken elevations before so we took some to teach them how and see if the elevations are leveling out, even though it is in the middle of a locus. Elevations are NW: 88cm Below Datum Point, SW: 77cm BD, SE: 62cm BD, and NE: 87.5cm BD. Elevations are levelling out better considering the inexperience of all the students. Did second pick pass of the afternoon and cleaned up all the loosened dirt- taught students how to work on baulk walls.

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Kathleen Elizabeth Droste. "KED I (2004-06-11):10-13; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 30B/2004, ID:536/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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