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27 July 2016


Excavation concentrated in Locus 7 this morning to find the extent of the slope north-south to the linear stone feature. The soil remains grey-brown and densely packed with materials.

Find #1

Architectural terracoatta with palmette

Locus 7



Supplemental Find #1

Coil-made sherd (?)

Locus 7



Find #2

Tile with siglum

Locus 7



Find #3

Ridged rim of storage vessel

Locus 7



Further excavation in Locus 7 cut has revealed it is sloping sharply to the linear stone feature and its lower courses. The quantity of material remains consistently high. Recovered in mid-morning were a fine impasto vessel with red paint and a tile with incised mark.

Find #4

Partial profile of a red-slipped fine impasto vessel

Locus 7

Find #5

Cover tile with siglum ?

Locus 7

PM This afternoon we reached the bottom of Locus 7 . It terminates at a north-south sharp slope to the linear stone feature ( Locus 6). At the bottom a narrow strip of grey-yellow soil is apparent running across the sounding around 40cm wide.

Find #6

Diagnostic Bone

Locus 7



Following this the remaining parts of Locus 7 were removed and the white-grey-yellow soil was further exposed. All of this was completed using minipicks.

Closing Totals

Locus 7

Tile and Plaster: 12 bowls

Pottery: 108 sherds

Bone: 10 fragments

Supplemental Find #1

Possible Greek Tondo Sherd

Locus 5


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Eóin M. O'Donoghue. "VT 11 (2016-07-27):269-276; Daily Log from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 11/2016, ID:718/Locus 4". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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