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22 July 2015


The morning began by using hand picks and trowels to define the stumps along the southern border of Locus 5 so that they may be removed in the near future. Additionally, work focused on defining the line of rocks that appear to run northeast across the eastern half of the trench, which began in T-76 and appear to continue on into T-78( KRK IX) . Once the stumps have been removed and the trench floor has been leveled a new locus will most likely be declared due to the yellowish gritty soil that began appearing throughout the trench yesterday. In addition to the color and texture change the soil continues to contain small fist-sized rocks throughout the locus, and it also continues to become dry and friable from prolonged exposure to sunlight. Once the soil has been broken up it will be hand sorted into buckets.

Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone have been recovered from the southern border of the locus.

Part of the stump in the southeast corner of the locus was removed.

The stump in the southeast corner of the locus was removed. The floor of the trench continued to be leveled, with small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone recovered. Roots were clipped until lunch.


The afternoon began with trimming the baulk walls along the south trench wall. Hand picks and trowels were used. A piece of slag was recovered from the baulk wall.

Find #1: Slag

Elevation: 26.44 mAE

Coordinates: 104.14E/44S

Baulk trim

Another piece of slag was recovered from the southern baulk wall while sorting. Dirt was sorted into buckets.

Find #2: Slag

Elevation: 26.59 mAE

Coordinates: 103.73E/43.81S

Baulk trim

Roots were clipped and closing elevations were taken.

Closing elevations:

NW Corner: 26.67 mAE

NE Corner: 26.90 mAE

SE Corner: 26.67 mAE

SW Corner: 27.09 mAE

Daily Totals:

Locus 5:

Terra cotta: 18 fragments

Pottery: 10 fragments

Bone: 1 fragment

Baulk trim:

Terra cotta: 1 bowl

Pottery: 115 fragments

Bone: 31 fragments

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Kendall R. Crumpler. "KRC I (2015-07-22):149-156; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 75/2015, ID:692/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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