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July 10, 1991

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The remaining backfill was removed from the trench.  The protective plastic was lifted, exposing the trench floor.  both the roasting pit in meters H-I/11-13 and the rock concentration in meters I-K/13-14 appeared to be well preserved.  Preliminary photographs were then taken of the trench.  A datum reference point was established above the trench on the pichetto demarcating meter K/10 * at a hieght of 20 cm. above ground level.  All subusequent measurements will be taken from this point.  The stump in meter J/12 was removed.  The soil under the stump was dark grey brown in color with many small roots and rocks.  One quarter of a latte

*The position of this picchetto can be more precisely described as teh NW corner of meter K/10.

box of worn impasto and orangeware pottery and two small pieces of worn tile were found under the stump.  Work also began in clearing down and levelling meters J-K/11-12 with brushes and mestaline.  This area was already excavated to a depth of ca. 55-60 cm. last year.  The soil in meters J-K/11 was composed of "near" or true galestra and contained no material.  The soil in meters J-K/12, however, was grey to dark brown in color and contained a concentration of small stones and roots.  In addition , a few small chunks of carbonized wood were also found among the stones.  Further clearing will be necessary to determine both the exact points of interface between the galestra and grey-brown soil and the possible significance of the stones in meters J-K/12.

J-K/15-16 at ca. 120 cm.

Meters J-K/11-12 at ca. 60 cm.

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Jon Berkin. "JB III (1991-07-10):148-156; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 33/1991, ID:198". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/045b7e72-8ddf-4969-b9b9-ca9ee20083b2>

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