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The decision was made to return to CA-36 to confirm that nothing was missed or overlooked in last years' excavation. One hypothesis is as follows: The stone capping removed last year was, in fact, a tomb capping. Hypothetically, a pozzo was dug into the yellowish brown, sterile galestra soil, an urn or body deposited and the area partially refilled. Nearby, some type of activity took place which produced large amounts of carbon and bone. This material was then partially used to refill the remaining portion of the pozzo which was then covered with the rectangular area of stones. This hypothesis could account for the lack of differentiation in soil once the darker carbon filled soil was removed. It is also possible that the area slightly to the north will produce more material which may help explain this otherwise anomalous area

Since the stone capping lay directly on top of the discolored, carbon filled dark soil, it must post-date the material found within the soil to some degree. The horizontal sections and vertical section indicate that the area of dark soil formed a lense within the area

of the yellowish sterile soil. Furthermore, the generally well preserved mature of much of the pottery suggests this area was not a midden or area of debris collection.

Thus, we return to CA-36 to hopefully define the nature of this enigmatic area further.

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Tony Tuck. "TT IV (1994-07-14):79-81; Introduction from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 29/1993, ID:401". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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