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Daily Log 26/6/12



Since yesterday afternoon was spent declaring new loci and no excavating occurred the opening elevations for the loci will be the same as this mornings opening elevations. Locus 2 began to be excavated with trowels. The rocks were defined and removed. A few pieces of tile were recovered. Some more rocks were found underneath, but not in the same concentration. The rocks are imbedded in a clay like soil of a yellow-gray-brown color. At the same time, excavations began in locus 3 . Rocks were defined with small picks and trowel and then removed. The soil is similar to the soil of locus 2 , a yellow-gray-brown soil with a clay-like texture. There are rocks underneath the top layer of rocks. The first layer continued to be peeled back, working from the northeast to the southwest. In locus 2 the 1st layer of rocks were removed, few were found underneath. They were defined and removed, more terracotta was found. Another layer of rocks were found under and removed, they were not as concentrated as the top layer. The soil remains the same, and the rocks are less now. A 2 cm scrape was done of locus 2 , most of the rocks are now gone. The west baulk of locus 2 was trimmed (this is the one between CB 54 and 55). The baulk between CB 57 and 54 was cleaned, now it appears that the rocks are gone from locus 2 . The tile recovered is worn and pitted. In the pottery bowl a medieval piece of tile was recovered, its approximate coordinates were

recorded (SF #1).

Medieval Tile

Locus 2

50.3E, 52.29S- 50.36E, 52.17S

25.66 mAE

The rocks continued to be defined in locus 3 . Terracotta tile was found, the pieces are worn. While troweling a piece of ridge pole tile was found (SF #2).

Ridge Pole Tile

Locus 3

51.46E, 51.08S

25.64 mAE


After CB 57 finished excavating their section of the rock packing in was observed that locus 2 was completely removed from the trench. Closing photos and elevations were taken.

Closing Elevations Locus 2

A= 25.63 mAE

B= 25.60 mAE

C= 25.55 mAE

D= 25.59 mAE

E= 25.57 mAE

F= 25.58 mAE

The stump on the northern baulk was further defined. The small baulk between CB 53 and CB 54 was removed and the soil leveled. Locus 3 was cleaned with trowels and brush, the border between locus 3 and 4 is becoming unclear with the removal of the first layer of rocks, therefore locus 4 will be excavated to the level of locus 3 . Locus 3 has another layer of smaller rocks in it. A pick pass was done in the northwestern part of the trench. The soil was sorted into buckets and dumped. Another pick pass was done in the northwest and soil was sorted. The stump was axed to remove some of the roots.

Bulk Finds


Locus 2 = 11 small pieces

Locus 3 = 7 medium-small pieces

Locus 4 = 2 small pieces

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC III (2012-06-26):35-40; Daily Log 26/6/12 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 54/2012, ID:648/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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