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30 July 2015


The workday commenced in Locus 5 using hand picks and trowels to carefully lower the level of the trench. The soil remains yellowish-brown and clay-like, with a few small roots scattered throughout the locus due to the large stump in the northeast corner and the datum tree located in the southwest corner. Once the soil was broken up it was hand sorted into buckets.

During clearing a potentially diagnostic body shard was recovered.

Find #1 : Diagnostic(?) Body Shard

Elevation: 26.64 m AE

Coordinates: 103.36 E/43.62 S

Locus 5

During clearing a fragment of ridged pottery was recovered.

Find #2 : Ridged pottery fragment

Elevation: 26.58 m AE

Coordinates: 104.13 E/42.31 S

Locus 5

Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone have been recovered from the locus with most of the material coming from the western half of the locus, which is most likely due to the presence of the datum tree and several other roots in the area.

During clearing a shell bead was recovered.

Find #3 : Shell bead

Elevation: 26.52 m AE

Coordinates: 103.85 E/43.50 S

Locus 5

During clearing a fragment of ridged pottery was found.

Find #4 : Ridged pottery

Elevation: 26.52 m AE

Coordinates: 103.98 E/43.70 S

Locus 5

Leveling continued until lunch. Most of the material continued to be found in the western side of the locus, with concentrations of pottery and bone.


Excavations in T-75 concluded in the afternoon. Leftover dirt was scraped off of the trench floor and sorted into buckets. Closing elevations for Locus 2 and Locus 5 were taken.

Closing Elevations :

Locus 2 :

NE Corner: 26.49 m AE

NW Corner: 26.46 m AE

SE Corner: 26.24 m AE

SW Corner: 26.15 m AE

Locus 5 :

NW Corner: 26.55 m AE

NE Corner: 26.59 m AE

SE Corner: 26.56 m AE

SW Corner: 27.09 m AE

Daily Totals :

Locus 5 :

Terra Cotta: \xbd bowl

Pottery: 220 fragments

Bone: 75 fragments

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Kendall R. Crumpler. "KRC I (2015-07-30):197-206; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 75/2015, ID:692/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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