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Friday, July 22, 2011


Work began by defining the rocks uncovered in the northern portion of Locus 9 . Towels were used in order to define the individual rocks, trace their extent, and uncover the full extent of the feature by scraping down the rest of the locus. While doing so, some more rocks were uncovered and defined that may be part of the rocks that had comprised Locus 6 , some of which are still visible along the southern wall of the trench. The soil above and surrounding the rocks is dark brown topsoil, slightly claylike in texture, and contains many roots but little tile and pottery and no bone, although a few snail shells were found. Soil was sorted directly into buckets in the trench. Once the rocks were adequately defined, both rock features, those located in the northern part and the southwest corner of the extension, were drawn.

Drawing of rock features in eastern extension of trench

Once the rocks were drawn, Locus 9 was declared closed and Locus 11 opened in the rock packing that moves out of the NE corner of the extension. Closing photos for Locus 9 /opening photos for Locus 11 and closing elevations for Locus 9 and opening elevations for Locus 11 were taken.

Locus 9 : Closing Elevations

\xb7 99S/45W: 29.85m A.E.

\xb7 99S/43W: 29.96m A.E.

\xb7 102.20S/43W: 29.86m A.E.

\xb7 102.20S/45W: 29.85m A.E.

Locus 11 : Opening Coordinates and Elevations

\xb7 99S/45W: 29.85m A.E.

\xb7 99S/43W: 29.96m A.E.

\xb7 101.26S/432: 29.84m A.E.

\xb7 100.55S/43.77W: 29.81m A.E.

\xb7 100.41S/43W: 29.86m A.E.

Diagram of Locus 11

Work began in Locus 11 by using trowels to remove the rocks of the packing as well as any materials contained among the rocks. The soil of Locus 11 is generally a dark grayish-olive brown colored soil, claylike, and contains many rocks. Soil is sorted in the trench directly into buckets; some larger pieces of tile but little pottery and shell and no bone was recovered. Additionally, a ridgepole fragment with the remains of an attached horse hoof (Find #1) was recovered. Hand picks were then used to remove some of the larger rocks, beneath some of which were patches of dark grayish-blue or lighter olive-brown soil.

Locus 9

\xb7 Tile and Plaster: 1/10 bowl

\xb7 Pottery: 2 sherds

\xb7 Bone: 7 fragments (shell)

Locus 11

\xb7 Tile and Plaster: 1/5 bowl

\xb7 Pottery: 6 sherds

\xb7 Bone: 6 fragments (shell)

Special Finds


\xb7 Find #1

\xb7 Locus 11

\xb7 100.56S/43.39W

\xb7 29.78m A.E.

\xb7 Ridgepole fragment with attached horse hoof

\xb7 Drawing

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Fredrik G. Tobin. "FGT I (2011-07-22):173-182; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 38/2011, ID:637/Locus 9". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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