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NW- 25.83 mAE

SW- 25.66 mAE

NE- 25.73 mAE

SE- 25.47 mAE

Picking continued in the 50-51 meter. Lots of small rocks and eroded terracotta. The soil is still the same yellowish brown clayish soil. Picking in the southern two meters turned up more rocks and terracotta. Buckets and trowels were used to sort. A bronze fragment (SF #1) was found in the southeast corner. The northern baulk wall was trimmed.

Special Find #1

Amorphous Bronze Fragment

Locus 5

25.57 mAE (52.56S, 53.98E)

AM Log II:

Picking continued in the northern part of the trench. A bronze fragment (special find #2) was found ion the NW corner. A bronze pseudomorph (no fragment) was found in the NE corner.



Special Find #2

Bronze Fragment

Locus 5

25.81 mAE

49.45S, 50.5E

A bronze cylinder (special find #3) was found while sorting a pick pass in the 50-51 meter. A bronze tack head (special find #4) was found on the west side of the same pick pass.

Special Find #3

Bronze cylinder

Locus 5

25.58 mAE

51.11 S, 52.87 E

Special Find #4

Bronze Tack head

Locus 5

25.61 mAE

51.05 S, 50.98 E



A pick pass in the 51-52 meter turned up numerous small rocks and 2 special finds: a rounded stone (SF #5) and a piece of unusual terracotta (SF #7). The soil remains the same yellowish brown clayey type. While trimming the northern baulk a possible piece of slay was found on the floor (SF #6).

Special Find #5

Rounded Stone

Locus 5

25.54 mAE

51.32 S, 50.83 E



Special Find #6

Possible Piece of Slag

Locus 5

25.73 mAE

49.27 S, 51.71 E

Special Find #7

Unusual Terracotta

Locus 5

25.53 mAE

51.88 S, 51.16 E


Due to the goals of the excavation and conversations with the director it has been decided that locus 5 is predominately an erosional fill. Therefore we have changed excavation methods to be able to quickly excavate this locus. We will shovel dirt into buckets which will be sorted at the wheelbarrow. If there are any changes in finds or features happened upon we will revert to trowels and hand sorting. The northern half was picked and shoveled. Rocks and worn terracotta was uncovered.



We continued picking in the southern half of the trench. Lots of rocks and worn terracotta. Soil remains the same yellowish brown clayey

Bulk Finds

Locus 5

Tile: 2 bowls

Pottery: 18 pieces

Baulk Trim

Tile: 6 pieces


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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC III (2012-07-03):59-66 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 54/2012, ID:648/Locus 5". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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