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Thursday A.M.

Tile: minimal; Pottery: minimal

Due to heavy rain last night only 2 hours of work was done.  The trench floor was too wet for further excavation.  A small ridge on the floor was the only area removed.

A top soil cut (to ~20 cm) was made across meters H-I/66-9.  The soil was dark brown and rooty with many small stones beginning to appear ~15-20 cm.  A large rock was found in meter I/68 just below the surface.  A small amount of very small, worn pieces of terracotta and plaster was found (<20 pieces) and very little pottery.  One particularly thick fragment of pan-tile was kept to be taken to the magazzino.

A second cut was begun.  Here the soil was much more claylike and wet.  There were many roots from numerous small stumps and 2 large ones in meters H-I/66-68.  Terrracotta and plaster generally remained small and worn.  Pottery was negligible.  This cut ran to ~30-35 cm over the present trench floor at a depth of 30-40 cm.  It is interesting to note that the rock layer found at this depth in the southernmost cut does not really appear in the same dense concentration here.  There were some small rocks but not at all the very distinct layer.

No finds to record.  A number of marked tiles brought to magazzino.  See , , for illustrations.

Afternoon

Tile: 1; Pottery: 1/2

Work continued on the cut begun this morning moving north and cleaning a flat floor level.  More small stones were increasingly evident, probably now a continuation of the stony layer found in the earlier cut to the south.  This wasn't evident before due to the very heavy root concentration which is, however, still evident.  More tile came from this cut including a couple of burned pieces.  Several odd pieces of tile and terracotta were brought to the magazzino.

Three stumps made even cutting very difficult as did the rocks.  No burn material except for the tile was found.  (At the end of the day a fragment of impasto rim which was badly burned was also found.)

19850103

19850103
  • Find #6
  • G-K/66-69
  • depth ~70 cm
  • possible statue fragment -- found on pottery table

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Abbey Collins. "AC III (1985-06-20):34-47; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 27/1988, ID:144". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/04251e2a-f3dc-4f9d-86f1-1b9c162dc98b>

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