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23 July 2015


The workday began with hand picks and trowels to define the rocks that are present throughout Locus 5 , and to also remove some of the small mounts that are present throughout Locus 5 . Once the rocks are defined and the trench floor is leveled work will focus on trimming back the baulk walls. The soil continues to be yellowish-brown and clay-like throughout most of the locus; however, a yellowish gritty soil has begun appearing in pockets throughout the locus. Once that has been fully exposed throughout the trench a new locus will be declared. Soil was hand sorted in buckets.

During sorting an unusual piece of terra cotta was recovered.

Find #1: Unusual terra cotta

Elevation: 26.64 mAE

Coordinates: 104.49E/43.90S

Locus 5

Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone have been recovered from the locus. Most of the material appears to be concentrated in and around the rock feature, which may be due to erosion.

Work began on the baulk walls in order to cut them back as well as remove the small border between T-75 and T-65, which was excavated in 2014.

Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone continue to be found in both Locus 5 and the baulk wall.

Leveling and baulk trimming continued through the remainder of the morning, with the soil being hand sorted into buckets. Roots were then clipped until lunch.


After lunch work continued on leveling the trench floor and defining rocks in Locus 5 . Work on the baulk walls, especially in the east and north, also continued.

Using a saw, roots of the stump present in the eastern baulk wall were removed. Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery

and bone are being found in the baulk walls. During clearing of baulk trim dirt a molded rim fragment was found.

Find #2: Molded rim fragment

Elevation: 26.76 mAE

Coordinates: 100.70E/42S

Baulk Trim

During clearing a fragment of ridged pottery was found

Find #3: Ridged pottery fragment

Elevation: 26.47 mAE

Coordinates: 100.73E/42S

Baulk Trim

During clearing a piece of vitrified terra cotta was found

Find #4: Vitrified terra cotta

Elevation: 26.81 mAE

Coordinates: 106E/43.74S

Baulk Trim

At the end of the day closing elevations were taken.

Closing elevations:

NW Corner: 26.66 mAE

NE Corner: 26.64 mAE

SE Corner: 26.60 mAE

SW Corner: 27.09 mAE

Daily Totals:

Locus 5 :

Terra Cotta: 1/4 bowl

Pottery: 109 fragments

Bone: 15 fragments

Baulk Trim:

Terra cotta: 1/3 bowl

Pottery: 48 fragments

Bone: 16 fragments

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Kendall R. Crumpler. "KRC I (2015-07-23):157-166; 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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