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29 July 2015


The workday commenced in Locus 2 using hand picks and trowels to lower the level of the trench to the same elevation as the floor surface found in T-66 ( KD II ). The soil in the locus is still clay-like, but is more light-brown than yellowish-brown in color. However, that is most likely due to sunlight drying out the soil since little work has taken place in that area recently. Additionally, the soil is also quite friable because of prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. The soil was hand sorted into buckets.

Small concentrations of pottery have been recovered from the locus. Additionally, small fist sized rocks are scattered throughout the locus north of the rock feature.

The soil in the locus continues to be clay-like, and soft in texture, and retains moisture as well. Apart from the few pottery fragments recovered earlier very little material has been pulled up.

Small concentrations of pottery have been recovered from the area north of the rock feature, nestled against it. However, very little

material continues to be found further north of the rock feature.

The remainder of the loose soil was cleared and roots were clipped until lunch.


After lunch it was decided to move work to Locus 5 and level it to bring it down to the level of the northern end of T-76. Hand picks and trowels were used and dirt was hand sorted into buckets. Leveling began concentrating of the southern edge of Locus 5 .

During clearing a rocchetto fragment was found.

Find #1 : Rocchetto fragment 20150068 20150068

Elevation: 26.74 m AE

Coordinates: 103.30 E/42.87 S

Locus 5

During clearing a cinghiale jaw fragment was found.

Find #2 : Cinghiale Jaw Fragment

Elevation: 26.53 m AE

Coordinates: 103.67 E/43.94 S

Locus 5

The soil continues to be yellowish-brown and clay-like and concentrations of pottery and bone are being recovered in the western half of the locus.

During clearing a piece of ridged pottery was found.

Find #3 : Ridged pottery piece

Elevation: 26.55 m AE

Coordinates: 103.39 E/43.92 S

Locus 5

Since work was not done in the corners of Locus 5 closing elevations were only taken for Locus 2 .

Closing Elevations :

NE Corner: 26.55 m AE

NW Corner: 26.46 m AE

Daily Totals :

Locus 2 :

Terra Cotta: 16 pieces

Pottery: 59 fragments

Bone: 7 fragments

Locus 5 :

Terra Cotta: 1/5 bowl

Pottery: 94 fragments

Bone: 62 fragments

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Kendall R. Crumpler. "KRC I (2015-07-29):187-196; 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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