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Friday, July 16, 1993

AM Work proceeded today in areas P/Q 34-35 and G-I 38-40

In P/Q 34-35 work continued with trowels in order to define the area of small boulders there.  Definition gradually reduced the appearance of a wall here.

In G-I 38-39 work began with sweeping down the entire area in order to define the area of the plaster concentration.  This revealed that G 38-39 and part of H 38-39 were the most dense areas.  Meanwhile, sweeping in G-H 39-40 and I 39-40 revealed a light brown very crumbly dry soil with may overlie galestra or bedrock in areas.  Excavation of this 5cm pass was completed for G-I 38.

While waiting for color photos of the plaster concentration, a pick pass was begun in the soil lying to the east, approximately

G-I 40.  This soil was a brownish yellow clayey soil that came up in hard clumps and was nearly sterile.  There was a slight soil change to a browner, less clayey soil in I 40.

Work in P/Q 40 also began.  Picks and shovels were used.  The beginning level was 71 cm.

When work ended for the morning, all three areas were still active.  P/Q 34-35 and P/Q 37-40 had recovered only one quarter of a latte box of pottery and a few handfuls of tile.  G-I 40 had a half box of pottery and slightly less than a cassetta of tile.




Work continued on P/Q 34-35, G-I 40, and P/Q 37-40.

In P/Q 34-35 excavation with trowels revealed only the "galestra-like" soil that has been occuring in this grid.  However, removing this soil helped to define the edge of the stones.

Work in G-I 40 revealed slightly more bedrock G 40, and the brownish yellow clayey soil continued.  The cut was widened to include G-I 39 in order to examine

the plaster concentration in section.

The pass in P/Q 37-40 was completed by the end of the day.  There was less than 1/4 cassetta of tile and 1/4 box of pottery.  P/Q 34-35 also yielded 1/4 latte box and only a few handfulls of tile.

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Alison Griffith. "AG I (1993-07-16):67-73; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 21/1994, ID:388". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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