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18 July 1984- Wednesday

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Tile - 5

Pottery - 5

In XY/74-75 a small area was cleared near the column base and into W/74-75.  Much of this area had heavy burning.  In some places there was a carbon layer 3 cm thick over the floor.  All material from this layer was hadly burned and included pantile fragments and bone.  The floor appeared well preserved underneath.  Also heavy concentrations of burned plaster like material was found above the carbon layer.

The cut to the floor (105 cm) in P/59-61 was completed and half a box of pottery of fine redware and bucchero and one cassetta of mostly unburned tile was found.  About 10 pithos fragments were found, some badly burned.

In V-Y/ 57-58 the area was cleaned down to the floor.  A great deal of plaster, both disintegrated adn coloring the loose soil and in chunks was found directly over teh floor.  Underneath this palster and directly over the floor if not part of the floor was a heavy burn layer in W/58.  Very little pottery, none burned and one cassetta of plaster chunks came from here.  The stacked cover tiles in X-Y/58 and pithos in Y/57 were photographed.

In M-Q/84-85 the cut to 35 cm was worked on.  As in the top soil cut a lot of tile (3 c.) was found; most was burned and in better

shape than that higher up.  Among the finds were sima, statue frags, and stamped bucchero.  In M/85 a couple large stones witht ile and possibly disintegrated terracotta or plaster around them were found and left.  A ridge pole fragments with an attachment was found here.  In PQ/85 tiles were found at 35 cm and left as they are almost on line with the tiles in P/85.  Some small pieces of slag and several vitrified tiles were found.  Some of the boxes of pottery were burnt and tehre was a little carbon in gernally brown soil with traces of plaster.

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A topsoil cut in beta gamma/58-57 was made.  The soil was brown and rooty with lots of stones.  One half cassetta of tile was collected and no pottery.  The cut to 30-35 cm was begun.  Lots of tile came up, about 2 cassette of mostly tile, often vitrified was found adn two boxes of pottery.  The soil was brown with a little plaster.  One large piece of plaster was found and few small chunks.  The continuation of the tile concentration in gamma beta/59-60 was apparently in beta/58-57.

In V-X/58-57 the pithos in y/57 was cleaned more exposing the base which apparently rests on the floor.  In VW/58-57 heavy plaster was concentrated over a thick burn layer at floor level.  This plaster was both in small chunks (1 c.) and disintegrated making orange soil.  This area lies to the north of the northern most column bases so perhaps there is no floor underneath.

In X/74 a lot of burn was found down near the floor but no cover tiles.  Very little tile, etc. was found here and a few pieces of pottery including fineware and bucchero.  No pottery or tile came from this burn area.  In MNO/84-85 a great deal of tiny ivory bits including some worked ivory.  Much came out at 15-25 cm of brown soil.  There was some plaster and tile in the soil and a little bronze and slag (glassy).  In 1 1/2 m. there was found almost half a cassetta of flat backed reed impression plaster.

tile- 5

pottery- 4

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Abbey Collins. "AC I (1984-07-18):282-301; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1984, ID:117". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/0fe20610-60b6-4f59-9de3-aa617e4a2d94>

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