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Locus 14 was closed

Closing depths of locus 14:

NE corner:  9 cm. above datum point

NW corner:  20 cm.

SW corner:  25 cm.

SE corner:  14 cm.

Locus 16 was established this morning.  The soil is not as compact and grainy as that of locus 14 and is darker in color.

Opening depths of locus 16:

NE corner:  9 cm. above datum point

NW corner:  20 cm.

SW (1) corner:  25 cm.

SW (2) corner:  25 cm.

SW (3) corner:  25 cm.

SE corner:  14 cm.

Munsell for locus 16:  hue 2.5 Y 5/6 light olive brown

Photographs were taken of locus 16.  Excavations were carried out in both loci 15 and 16.  Locus 15 was finished.  Merely 4 chewed up pieces of terracotta or pottery found in this locus.

Closing depths of locus 15:

NE corner:  5 cm. above datum point

NW corner:  5 cm.

SW corner:  5 cm.

SE corner:  5 cm.

In locus 16 approximately 1 bowl of terracotta fragments recovered and approximately 3/4 latte box of pottery sherds found.  In this locus a moderate size (approximately 15 X 20 cm.) chalky

white stone is being uncovered which was noticed earlier when locus 14 was being excavated.  Also, the soil of locus 16 shows a wide range of mottling throughout.  Five special finds were made here today.

Special Finds:

  • Find #1
  • Approx. 5.2-S/1.3-W
  • Approx. 6 cm. above datum
  • Locus 16
  • Impasto rim fragment
  • Find #2
  • Approx. 5.8-S/2.4-W
  • Approx. 11 cm. above datum
  • Locus 16
  • Buccheroid rim fragment
  • Find #3
  • Approx. 5.4-S/1.6-W
  • Approx. 3 cm. above datum
  • Locus 16
  • Chunk of iron slag
  • Find #4
  • 6.0-S/1.8-W
  • 11 cm. above datum
  • Locus 16
  • Large rim fragments

  • Find #5
  • Approx. 6.3-S/2.3-W
  • Approx. 8 cm. above datum
  • Locus 16
  • Possible pitch piece
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Ed Clark. "VT 2 (2006-07-25):47-50; Daily Log from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 2/2006, ID:577/Locus 14". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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