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June 29, 2004

Opening Elevations:                                              Students:

  • NW: 124 cm Below Datum Point         27.47           Nikki
  • NE: 125 cm bd.                                 27.46           Carrie
  • SW: 126.5 cm bd                              27.445
  • SE: 120.5 cm bd                               27.505


Tools: trowels, buckets, wheelbarrow, pick axe, plumb bob, line level, tape measure, dustpans

Soil: gray/brown with yellow tint, crumbly

Passes: 1 pick pass through trench from S to N

Morning spent fixing baulk walls.  Began pick pass from S. Pick through S 1/3 of trench and have found cavetto fragment and gorgon hair fragment.  Soil still remains gray/brown/yellow - not yet the sandy soil that is expected under the Archaic destruction.  The decorative fragments appearing now are distinct from the tile spreads of before even though they appear in much the same place because there is at least a 10 cm difference between the elevations.  Still bits of charcoal being found.

12:30 pm -4:30pm

Tools: pick axe, trowels, buckets, wheelbarrow, plumb bob, tape measure, line level, dustpans

Soil: gray/brown/yellow crumbly with some patches of the light brown sandy soil

Passes: N 2/3 of trench pick pass


  • Find #1
  • 182.96E/48.47S
  • AE 27.44
  • Cavetto fragment


  • Find #2
  • 183.415E/48.6S
  • 27.41 m AE
  • Gorgon antefix hair fragment


  • Find #3
  • 182.58E/46.345S
  • 27.47 m AE
  • Pottery fragment with cut-out

Continue picking N 2/3 of trench.  More yellowish soil along N baulk.  Many terracotta pieces throughout trench - not low enough to see if it is another spread.  Still some rocks in soil.  Bits of charcoal througout.

Closing Elevations:

  • NW: 134 cm Below Datum Point       27.37
  • NE:  130 cm bd                               27.41
  • SW: 132 cm bd                               27.39
  • SE: 124 cm bd                                27.47

Terracotta: 2 bowls

Pottery: 76 pieces

Other: 44 pieces

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Kathleen Elizabeth Droste. "KED I (2004-06-29):56-61; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 30B/2004, ID:536/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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