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Daily Log 4/8/10



Since a rocky flaky soil was found in the bottom of the depression it wad decided to close locus 2 . The northern and western baulks were trimmed. While cleaning up the soil from the northern baulk wall a fragment of a spindle whorl w/ decorations was recovered, approximate points were taken (S.F. #1). The large rocks in the western part of the trench were also defined and the remaining patches of locus 2 were removed.

#1 Decorated Spindle Whorl

Locus 2 / Baulk Trim

~6.60 E, ~3.81 N

28.53 mAE- 28.84 mAE


While continueing to baulk the walls a piece of cut bone was found (S.F #2).

#2 Cut Bone

Locus 2

6.89 E, 4.00 N

28.90 mAE


Finish trimming the northern baulk and cleaning the floor of the trench of debris. We scraped the slope of the depression to remove any last patches of locus 2 soil. Closing elevations and photos

were taken. Opening coordinates, elevations, and photos were taken for locus 3 .

Closing elevations of locus 2

A- 28.85 mAE

B- 28.97 mAE

C- 28.71 mAE

D- 28.87 mAE

E- 28.52 mAE

F- 28.64 mAE

G- 28.56 mAE

Opening Coordinates and elevations of Locus 3

A- 28.48 mAE

B- 28.42 mAE

C- 28.52 mAE

D- 28.64 mAE

E- 28.32 mAE

A- 4 N, 6.35 E

B- 2.91 N, 6.43 E

C- 3.25 N, 8.25 E

D- 4 N, 8.25 E

E- 3.30 N, 6.47 E

Locus 3 is the bottom of the depression. It is a flaky yellow and white soil with a few rocks. There is almost no tile and pottery being found and those are on the surface mostly, as the pick is hit deeper there is little material found.

A pick pass was done through locus 3 , little material was recovered. Another pick pass was done, dirt was sorted into buckets and dumped. The soil was very rocky and flaky. The baulks were retrimmed after the 2 pick passes. The 2 passes prove that we have reached the bottom of the depression.

Bulk Finds

Locus 2 /Baulk Trim

½ Bowl Tile

1 ½ latte pottery

¼ latte bone

½ latte slag

Locus 3

9 pieces tile

17 pieces pottery

6 pieces bone

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC I (2010-08-04):117-122; Daily Log 4/8/10 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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