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Monday, June 25, 2007


Work began with a pick pass of Locus 2 , beginning in the southern half of the trench and working north.  Soil remains dark olive-brown and claylike, and was shovelled directly into the wheelbarrow, where it was sorted.  Thus far, Locus 2 continues to yeild relatively little material; most material recovered is roofing tile, with a small amount of pottery and no bone.  However, a spindle wholr (Find #1) was recovered from the SW corner of the trench.

A second pick pass was completed, again moving south to north.  Soil and the amount of material recovered remains teh same, and so soil continues to be shovelled into the wheelbarrow and sorted there.  A third pick pass was also completed, with the soil sorted in the same manner as the previous two pick passes.  Again, approximately the same amount and type of material was recovered.  It is clear that this locus is still a mixed, unstratified deposit, for a modern plastic tack was found alongside ancient material.  A fourth complete pick pass was also made, with soil and the amount of materials remaining the same.  Soil continued to be sorted directly in the wheelbarrow.


  • Find #1
  • Locus 2
  • 52.40S/194.54E
  • 27.64m A.E.
  • Spindle whorl


It was decided to remove the dirt from within the roots of a large stump located near the western baulk wall of the trench.  After the dirt was removed and sorted, the baulk walls were trimmed.  While trimming the baulk walls, a sherd of medieval pottery was found (Find #2) in the southern baulk.

Once the baulk walls were trimmed, the large stump in the western part of the trench was removed using an axe.  After this, roots were clipped.


  • Find #1
  • Baulk trim (from locus 2 )
  • 55S/194.895E
  • 52cm b.d.
  • Medieval pottery

Locus 2

  • Tile and Plaster: 2.5 bowls
  • Pottery: 24 sherds
  • Bone: 0 pieces

Baulk Trim

  • Tile and Plaster: 1/3 bowl
  • Pottery: 4 sherds
  • Bone: 0 pieces

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Katharine R. Kreindler. "KRK II (2007-06-25):31-34; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 48/2007, ID:587/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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