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Today the trench CB-42 was laid out along the following coordinates:

· NW – 50w, 103s

· NE – 45w, 103s

· SE – 45w, 107s

· SW – 50w, 107s

A datum has been placed in a tree to the west of the trench and has an absolute elevation on 31.50m. Locus 1 will now be declared across the entire trench and excavation will begin with a pick pass across the northeastern area of the trench. Locus 1 is the top soil/humus layer and consists of a medium brown soil that is full of organic material. There is an abundance of roots in the soil due to the large amount of stumps in the trench. There are also rocks 5-7cm in length scattered in the locus .


· NW – 30.37m

· NE – 30.23m

· SE – 30.17m

· SW – 30.36m

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Excavation will now begin in locus 1 with a 5cm pick pass across the entire trench.

The first pick pass has revealed small bits of terracotta but they are very worn. We are beginning to reveal a new soil that is much more claylike and slightly more yellow than the top soil that preceded it. We will now pull back from the northeast corner where it was found and reveal this soil across the entire trench.


The soil appears to be continuing across the entire trench. We will continue to expose it everywhere before declaring a new locus . It seems that a bed rock outcropping has been revealed in the northwestern corner of the trench.

Locus 2 will now be declared across the entire trench. Locus 2 contains a more claylike soil that is 10YR 4/3 brown with 10YR 6/6 brownish yellow mottling. The soil is still full of roots from the stump systems all through the trench. There is visible terracotta apparent in various places in the trench. The locus also contains a number of small stones and there is an outcropping of what appears to be bedrock in the northwestern corner of the trench.


· NW – 30.29m

· NE – 30.14m

· SE - 30.13m

· SW – 30.23m

Photos Taken

We will begin excavation in locus 2 with a pick pass across the whole trench. While sorting, a piece of medieval pottery was recovered in the area of the stump on the western wall (Find #1).

Find #1

· Locus 2

· 30.25m

· 49.70W/105.09S

· Medieval Pottery

Daily Totals

· Locus 1 – ½ bowl terracotta

· Locus 1 – 1/8 box pottery

· Locus 2 – 1/3 bowl terracotta

· Locus 2 – 1/8 box terracotta

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Christopher B. O Connor. "CO VI (2011-07-11):13-18; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 42/2011, ID:634/Locus 1". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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