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Began the day by continuing the pick pass across the entire area of locus 2 .

The soil has remained consistent throughout the pick pass. It is still a claylike dark soil full of organic material. The pick pass has also revealed roughly 1/3 of a bowl of terracotta. During this pick pass a piece of medieval pottery was recovered indicating that Locus 2 is not an ancient context (Find #1).

Find #1

* Locus 2

* 47.42W/106.42S

* 30.19m

* Medieval Rim

We are now beginning another pick pass across the entire area of locus 2 in order to reveal the extent of that soil. During the pick pass a piece of medieval pottery was recovered (Find #2).

Find #2

* Locus 2

* 46.49W/105.37S

* 30.20m

* Medieval Pottery

During the pick pass another piece of medieval pottery was recovered (Find #3).

Find #3

* Locus 2

* 46.40W/105.74S

* 30.22m

* Medieval Pottery

* 20110014


The pick pass has revealed two more pieces of medieval pottery (Find #4 +5).

Find #4

* Locus 2

* 49.74W/106.55S

* 30.20m

* Medieval Pottery

Find #5

* Locus 2

* 49.15W/103.92S

* 30.16m

* Medieval Pottery

After the second cut through locusĀ 2 it appears that the soil has remained consistent throughout. We have recovered about 1/4 box of pottery and a full bowl of terracotta after the first two pick passes. We will now begin another cut in order to find the extent of this locus 2 soil. While excavating in locusĀ 2 another piece of medieval pottery was recovered (Find #6).

Find #6

* Locus 2

* 47.65W/103.95S

* 30.13m

* Medieval Pottery

While troweling in locus 2 another piece of medieval pottery was uncovered. Due to the amount of medieval pottery being recovered we will now begin to bulk find it with a final total coming at the end of the day.


We are beginning the afternoon by continuing the cut through locus 2 . In the course of excavating we are beginning to remove one of the small stumps located throughout the trench. The soil remains brown and claylike so we will begin a new pick pass to explore the extent of locus 2 . We will also attempt the removal of more

Stumps in the trench. During the work around the stumps in the southern meter of the trench a piece of vitrified terracotta was recovered (Find#7).

Find #7

* Locus 2

* 46.68W/106.68S

* 30.15m

* Vitrified Terracotta

A pick pass in the northern portion of the meters between 46-47W has revealed a number of very large stones underneath the surface.

Daily Totals

* Locus 2 1/3 box pottery

* Locus 2 1 1/3 bowl terracotta

* Locus 2 Bulk medieval pottery 2 pieces

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Christopher B. O Connor. "CO VI (2011-07-12):19-26; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 42/2011, ID:634/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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