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June 16, 2005

Excavation of the area was begun this morning.  The surface cut is designated locus 1 .  Pictures were taken before the first pick pass commenced.  Approximately 10 cm. of soil was removed today.  The soil is dark brown in color and contains a high quantity of organics, especially roots, and a moderate amount of small stones.  Several stumps exist in the area.  Two bowls (24 cm. in diameter, 7 cm. in depth) of well-worn terracotta fragments were recovered.  Six sherds of pottery were found, all of impasto (2-body, 1-handle, 3-rim).

Open depths of locus 1:

  • NW = 176.7-E/49.3-S = 46 cm. below datum point (estimated)
  • SW = 176.3-E/52-S = 43 cm. below datum point (estimated)
  • SE = 180-E/52.2-S = 55 cm. below datum point (estimated)
  • NE = 180-E/49.3-S = 51 cm. below datum point (estimated)

Additional Opening Depths:

  • 177-E/52-S = 43 cm. below datum point
  • 177-E/52.1-S = 43 cm. below datum point (estimated)

Only the northside of the trench to be excavated will have a balk wall.  The west, most of the south, and the east side will extend all the way to already existing excavated trenches.

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Ed Clark. "EC V (2005-06-16):14-19; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 30G/2005, ID:554/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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