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Daily Log 2/8/10



Began a pick pass in the northern meter of the trench. Here the medium brown soil of locus 2 is still present. Soil was sorted into buckets and dumped. Fragments of tile and pottery were found, as well as bone. The soil is very soft and darker than last week this could be a result of the recent rain. We will continue to monitor this. A piece of coil made handle (S.F. #1), vitrified terracotta (S.F. #2) and incised rim (S.F. #3) were found.

#1 Coil made Handle

Locus 2

7.09 E, 2.77 N

28.76 mAE

#2 Vitrified Terracotta

Locus 2

7.76 E, 3.02 N

28.77 mAE

#3 Incised Rim

Locus 2

6.46 E, 3.62 N

28.82 mAE

Another pick pass was done in the same area. Soil was sorted into buckets and dumped. Another pick pass was done. Several large fragments of bone were recovered, however there was no apparent butcher marks. A piece of slag was found and bulk slag was started. While picking more rocks were being hit, and

loosened. A lot more tile and pottery and bone was recovered in this pass. A piece of possible slag was found, but because of its' form, it is being special found (S.F. #4)

#4 Odd Slag

Locus 2

7.94 E, 3.77 N

28.79 mAE

Another pick pass was done in the northern part of the trench to expose the white or yellow soil. Terracotta, pottery, and bone were recovered. Soil was sorted into buckets and dumped, roots were clipped. A decorated handle was found (S.F. #5).

#5 Incised Handle

Locus 2

6.67 E, 3.04 N

28.79 mAE



Another pick pass was done along the slope of the remaining locus 2 soil. No white or yellow soil has appeared in this pass. Less material is being found in the pass.


Another pick pass was done in locus 2 . More rocks (~15-20 cm large) were found. Another pick pass was done, soil was sorted into buckets and dumped. Tile bone and pottery are being recovered. A shell fragment was found (S.F. #6)

Supplementary Find #8

Coil Made Fragments

Locus 2

we still have not come across any new soil, but have dropped a significant amount since this morning. It seems that the underlying soil drops off very quickly to the North. Another pick pass was done. As the soil was sorted a spindle whorl was found (S.F. #7)

#6 Clam Shell

Locus 2

6.51 E, 3.66 N

28.79 mAE

#7 Spindle Whorl

Locus 2

7.58 E, 2.97 N

28.62 mAE



A final pick pass was done for the day. Dirt was sorted into buckets and dumped. Tile, pottery, and bone was found. The Northern baulk was trimmed.

Bulk Finds

Locus 2

1 Bowl Tile

2 ¼ Latte Po9ttery

1 ½ Latte Bone

5 pieces of Slag

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC I (2010-08-02):103-108; Daily Log 2/8/10 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 65/2010, ID:621/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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