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13 July 2015


This morning began with triangulating and stringing off the points for T-75's extension, which will be designated Locus 3 . Locus 3 extends 2 meters north from the initial coordinates of T-75 at 44S to 42S and east four meters to 106E where it intersects at T-78's (KRK IX) western border which created a 2 X 4 meter trench. Once the points where strung up and some light clearing was completed opening photographs and elevations were taken, the opening coordinates and elevations of Locus 3 are as follows:

NW Corner (102E/42S): 27.01 mAE

NE Corner (106E/42S): 27.50 mAE

SE Corner (106E/44S): 27.34 mAE

SW Corner (102 E/44S): 27.09 mAE

It should be noted that due to the position of Locus 3 the datum used for T-75's initial elevations cannot be used for Locus 3 elevations. Instead a datum point established on the same tree at 27.49 mAE will be used for some points while a datum point established 4 meters south of Locus 3 's

southeast corner at 27.69 m AE will be used for other points.

Locus 3 is a dark-brown humus layer dense with organic material that is stratisgraphically, the same as Locus 1 . Due to the fact that the land Locus 3 rests on was previously used as a dirt dump excavation will be slightly different. Instead of hand sorting into buckets with trowels and hand picks the locus will be picked with a pickaxe, then shoveled into buckets and sorted directly into wheel barrows so that so that excavation may move a bit quicker.

of Locus 3 :

Once the locus was declared open a pick was executed in the eastern half of the locus since that area is higher than the western half.

Another pick pass was executed in the eastern half of the locus. That half

Continues to be higher that the western half. Roots were clipped to make shoveling easier. Medium amounts of terra cotta and pottery continue to be recovered.

A pick pass was again executed in the eastern half of the locus. The soil continues to be dense with organic material so shoveling of the dirt from the pick pass was paused to clip roots.

Another pick pass was executed in the eastern half of the trench as it remains higher than the western half. Dirt was picked up and roots clipped until lunch.


Another pick pass was executed during the afternoon with a pick axe. The eastern part of the trench was chosen in order to level the ground down to the western portion in Locus 3 . The ground still has

A dark brown humus layer of soil. Dirt is being shoveled into buckets and then sorted and dumped . Medium amounts of pottery and terra cotta were found. A small concentration of bone and charcoal were found as well. Roots were clipped in order to make the next pick pass easier.

Another pick pass was executed in the eastern half of the trench with a pick axe. Dirt was picked up and sorted for material. The soil continues to be filled with organic material.

Another pick pass was executed in the eastern half of the trench. Dirt was picked up and sorted for material. A medium amount of terra cotta and pottery were found. Roots were clipped. Closing elevations were taken. A new datum point at 27.49 mAE was used.

Closing elevations:

NW Corner: 27.01 mAE

NE Corner: 27.23 mAE

SE Corner: 27.12 mAE

SW Corner: 27.09 mAE

Daily Totals:

Locus 3:

Terra Cotta: 3 bowls

Pottery: 57 fragments

Bone: 1 fragment

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Kendall R. Crumpler. "KRC I (2015-07-13):91-102; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 75/2015, ID:692/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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