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Work began with pickpasses across locus 4 . The soil is claylike across the locus but is more brown in the southern part and blue/almost black in the northern part. Work was interrupted for a short while in order to take group photos for a newspaper article. Work resumed with small pickpasses across the locus. Yesterday's opening elevations were found to be a little off and were corrected. A frieze plaque fragment was found on the surface close to the terracotta bowl (special find #2). It was most likely excavated yesterday afternoon or this morning. We continue to find a lot of terracotta in the northernmost 2 meters of the locus, while the southern part (under the locus 3 rock feature) produces few finds. The brown soil in the southern part of the locus is gradually turning blue/almost black.



AM special finds

1. Locus 4


1.92 m b.d. 29.62 m AE

frieze plaque fragment

2. Surface find (probably locus 4 )

no coordinates

no elevation

frieze plaque fragment


The soil across locus 4 remains blue/almost black, very damp and claylike. There are some roots but mostly very thin ones. We are still finding terracotta although not in very large amounts. Locus 4 was levelled and the baulkwalls were trimmed.

Closing elevations locus 4

Trench diagram

A: 2.15 m b.d. 29.39 m AE

B: 2.18 m b.d. 29.36 m AE

C: 1.51 m b.d. 30.03 m AE

D: 2.06 m b.d. 29.48 m AE

E: 2.04 m b.d. 29.50 m AE

F: 2.07 m b.d. 29.47 m AE

In addition, final elevations of locus 1 were taken.



Locus 4 finds:

Terracotta: 2 + 1/5 of a bowl

Pottery: 17 pieces

Bone: -

Thursday 5 August 2010


Closing photographs were taken of the trench and a soil sample from locus 4 was collected. Plastic was laid down on the floor of the trench which was then backfilled with dirt from the dirtdump. It was decided to scatter about half of the terracotta dump in the surrounding area and cover the other half with dirt.


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Fredrik G. Tobin. "FGT I (2010-08-04):51-56 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 38/2011, ID:637/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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