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Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Work began by declaring Loci 5 , 6 , and 8 closed, since they have been brought down to the elevation of the 2010 floor. Closing photos and elevations were taken.

Locus 5 : Closing Elevations

\xb7 98.62S/45W: 29.40m A.E.

\xb7 99.30S/45.92W: 29.38m A.E.

\xb7 99.94S/45W: 29.41m A.E.

Locus 6 : Closing Elevations

\xb7 100.90S/45W: 29.26m A.E.

\xb7 100.97S/45.35W: 29.43m A.E.

\xb7 100.66S/45.90W: 29.47m A.E.

\xb7 100.84S/46.67W: 29.34m A.E.

\xb7 102S/47.79W: 29.42m A.E.

Locus 8 : Closing Elevations

\xb7 100.80S/50W: 29.53m A.E.

\xb7 100.76S/49.52W: 29.44m A.E.

\xb7 102.20S/49.59W: 29.39m A.E.

\xb7 102.20S/50W: 29.45m A.E.

In addition, a 2x3.2 m extension was opened off the SE corner of the trench to the east, in order to trace the extent of the rock pack that has been found in the SE corner of the trench, in the eastern half of CB 42 and in the northern half of CB 39.

Diagram of trench

The topsoil of the extension was declared Locus 9 . Opening photos and elevations were taken and Locus 9 opened.

Locus 9 : Opening Elevations

\xb7 99S/45W:

\xb7 99S/43W:

\xb7 102.20S/43W:

\xb7 102.20S/45W:

Following the declaration of Locus 9 , a pick pass was run throughout the extent of the extension. The soil is the humous layer with a dark brown color. Because the soil has been baked by the sun, hand picks were used to break up large chunks. Trowels were used to scrape the floor of the extension and dirt was sorted into buckets. A globular piece of terracotta was found and declared a special find (Find #1). Minimal amounts of terracotta were revealed, while even less pottery and no bone was found.

Special Finds


\xb7 Find #1

\xb7 Locus 9

\xb7 100.75S/44.07W

\xb7 30.20m A.E.

\xb7 Odd terracotta

\xb7 Drawing


Work continued in both Locus 9 and along the baulk walls. In locus 9 , a pick pass was made. Soil is dark brown in color, claylike, and contains many small rocks and roots. Soil is sorted in the trench directly into buckets and contains little tile, pottery, or bone. During this pick pass, a possible statue fragment (Find #2) was recovered.

Locus 9

\xb7 Tile and Plaster: \xbe bowl

\xb7 Pottery: 6 sherds

\xb7 Bone: 0 fragments

Baulk Trim

\xb7 Tile and Plaster: \xbe bowl

\xb7 Pottery: 27 sherds

\xb7 Bone: 0 fragments

Special Finds

\xb7 Find #2

\xb7 Locus 9

\xb7 100.49S/44.36W

\xb7 30.04m A.E.

\xb7 Possible statue fragment

\xb7 Drawing

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Fredrik G. Tobin. "FGT I (2011-07-19):149-158; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 38/2011, ID:637/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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