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Monday, 28 July 2014


Work began with the lowering of Locus 4 's elevation. Using trowels and hand picks, elevation is being lowered moving from north to south. Close attention is paid to the soil texture with expectations of getting down to a floor surface associated with the northern linear rock feature of Locus 5 . Soil is medium brown and claylike across most of the locus. A half-square meter in the NE corner of the locus, which is part of the old, unidentified sounding, consists of dark brown soil with a thin humous layer. Soil is hand sorted into buckets in the trench with 1 in 3 buckets dry sieved. Materials recovered include a small amount of bone fragments, medium amounts of tile and larger amounts of pottery. While troweling, a tooth (Find #1) and the proximal end of a tibia (Find #2) were found. A part of a jaw bone with attached teeth was also found (Find #3).

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Work continued in the afternoon by continuing to lower the elevation of Locus 4 . Using hand picks and trowels, loose soil continued to be hand sorted into buckets in the trench. 1 in every 3 buckets is dry sieved. Soil continued to be a medium brown and claylike, except for in the old sounding, where the soil is dark brown. Small rocks and small roots were cleared away. More materials are being recovered approximately 10cm below today's starting elevation. This could be indicative of a floor surface and we will therefore level the locus to this elevation before continuing any lower. Materials include tile and large amounts of both pottery and bone fragments

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Locus 4:

  • Tile: 2/3 bowl
  • Pottery: 98 sherds
  • Bone: 11 fragments

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Katharine R. Kreindler. "KRK VII (2014-07-28):183-190; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 59/2014, ID:676/Locus 4". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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