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T-17 was extended to the west this year by a rectangular area 9.0M [N-S] x 10.0M [E-W], designated T-17 A-J 0-9. For previous excations in this area see EN I, especially p. 193-195 . [see diagram p. EN II ]. The designation and grid system is a continuation of that adopted in the previous year. All depth measurements were given relative to the existing ground line. For further clarificaiton the depth and grid should be correlated with the profile where applicable.

In sector A-J 4-7 the upper surface contained tree stumps and blackish soil with small stones and tile fragments with few pieces of pottery. The frieze fragments and statue fragments appeared generally at depth below 1.25m and were heavily mixed with tiles. The majority of frieze fragments from T-17 A-J 0-9 were of the \'\'Banquet Frieze\'\' variety with a few pieces of \'\'Horse Race.\'\'

\xdanlike the adjacent area [T-17 A-J 10-22] small pieces of bronze of nondescript shape were abundant. This together with the slag [see p. 23 #17 for area] and iron gives the appearance of a metal working region. This impression is reinforced by

the appearance of several fragments of what appears to be a crucible with heavy incrustation and small pieces of bronze imbedded on the inner surface [see p. 73 #8 ]

For other pieces of

bronze -- p. 23 #17 ; p. 61 #5 ; p. 77 #1 ;

fibulae -- p. 25 #1-2 ; p. 91 #9 ; p. 251 #7 ;

pendant -- p. 15 #1 ;

rosette -- p. 79 #4 ;

arrow head -- p. 95 #7 ;

The bucchero was as plentiful as the adjacent area [ p. 21 #14 ; p. 51 #5 ; p. 55 #13 ; p. 59 #4 ; p. 117 #17 ; p. 163 #4 ] though there were fewer pieces with impressed or incised decoration.

In sector E-F 5-6, heavy layer of yeallow earth occurred at depth c. 1.0m which contained no pottery or terra cotta. For a description of this area and that of sector G-H 6-7 see p. 31 .

The concentration of tiles in sector G at depth c. 1.20-1.40m continued the line found the previous year in the adjacent area. [See p. 43 and diagram p. 1 ] The Gorgon head antefixes appeared in general in the vicinity of this row of tile

forming a line approximately parallel to the North wall of the \'\'\xfapper\'\' building and roughly 7\xbd m to the north of it.

The section A-J 0-4 produced a heavy concentration of ridge pole tiles and statue fragments often found in conjunction with painted \'\'funnels.\'\'

For ridge pole and statues see p. 67 #18-19 ; p. 71 #4 ; p. 109 #7 ; p. 111 #2 ; p . 115 #14 ; p. 117 #20-21 ; p. 121 #28 , 31 ; p. 123 #1-4 ; p. 129 #16 ; p. 131 #1 ; p. 139 #19 ; p. 183 #5 .

For funnels see p. 101 #8 ; p. 107 #7 ; p. 115 #15 ; p. 119 #25 ; p. 133 #7 ; p. 135 #10 ; p. 137 #17 .

Sector G2 - H-3 at depth c. 1.50m produced a heavy concentration of rather coarse ware pottery including several large vessels. For description of the area see p. 109 #11 and p. 113 #6-7 .

Sector A-J 0-4 also produced two feet and the skirt and part of the ridge pole tile all of which join and were found in very good condition. [See p. 121 #28 ; p. 139 #19 ; p. 183 #6 ; p. 151 #3 .]

In Sector A-D 0-3 occurred a strata of hard yellow earth varying in thickness from 3-5cm. [See p. 159-61 also diagram p. 160 .] The earth was heavily packed

down and contained nothing within it and did not appear to extend north of sector D. Below this strata was a layer of reddish brown earth. The fragment of the skirt and several funnels came from below this yellow strata. Below the yellow pavement in sector B-8 [B] -- several fragments of an acroterion appeared which seems to consist of a horse and rider [ p. 215 #8 ; p. 223 #10 ; p. 227 #17 ].

In general the strata seemed to slope to the west being 10-20cm lower than that at the eastern end of T-17.

In sector A-0 - D-0 a row of stones appeared at a depth c. 1.0-1.30m which extended the line formed by the west wall of the upper \'\'building,\'\'\' though at a lower level. Next to this in sector A-1 D-1 was a layer of tightly packed stones at a depth c. 1.30m.

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Erik Nielsen. "EN II (1971-07-16):252-256; Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 17/1971, ID:68". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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