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July 16, 2003


This morning the floor was flattened and elevations were taken to close Locus 3 and open Locus 4.  Elevations were:  for the NW corner 27.43 m, NE corner 27.42 m, SE corner 27.39, SW corner 27.42, center 27.40.  Eighteen terracotta pieces and 6 ceramic fragments were recovered from Locus 3 in the morning.

In Locus 4, one piece of bronze was recovered.  In one pick pass, soil began to come up that was very different from Locus 4.  This soil was filled with burnt, crumbly pieces of terracotta and

ceramic, and charcoal in unusually hich concentrations.  The soil itself was lighter in color.  This is the destruction layer of the Orientalizing Period and will be designated Locus 5.

After Locus 5 was completely exposed, elevations were taken:  NW corner 27.34 m, NE corner 27.28 m, SE corner 27.30 m, SW corner 27.34 m, center 27.34 m.  Altogether 45 pieces of terracotta and 29 pieces of cerami were recovered from Locus 4, along with one fragment of bone.  The surface of theis burn layer, despite the relative consistancy of the elevations, is highly irregular.

After Locus 5 elevations were taken, a stump was removed from the easter edge of the trench.  One piece of bronze and four pieces of pottery (one base) were recovered from the soil beneath it.  This did not affect the elevations of Locus 5.


After lunch it was discovered that a terracotta piece from the dump of Locus 4 looked very suspicious. It was noted as Find 9 .  A pick pass was taken for Locus 5, and several finds were made:  two flecks of bronze, one

piece of incised ivory , and two pieces of slag.  The floor was cleaned.


Locus 3:

  • 18 pieces of terracotta
  • 6 ceramic fragments

Locus 4:

  • 45 pieces of terracotta
  • 29 ceramic fragments
  • 1 bone fragment
  • 2 bronze flecks (Find 6 and 8 )
  • 1 unusual piece of terracotta (Find 9 )

Locus 5:

  • 33 pieces of terracotta
  • 9 ceramic fragments
  • 2 bronze flecks (Find 10 and bulk find)
  • 2 pieces of slag (Find 12 and 13 )


  • E 163.17, S 59.45
  • elev. 27.35
  • 1 piece incised ivory
  • Find 11

Finds from Stump Removal:

  • 3 ceramic fragments
  • 1 fleck of bronze (Find 7 )

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Robert Wanner. "RWW III (2003-07-16):17-23; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 33/2003, ID:508/Locus 4". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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