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July 27, 1987


Work was done over in PQ/92-93 to continue to try to isolate the southernmost and easternmost column base. Small amounts of the very fiable rock do turn up the correct distance away from the the other base at a depth of about 10cm. Small pieces of what could be eroded floor or plaster were found around and above these rocks as well as a few small, very worn tile fragments. The soil was brown and rooty. An attempt was made to follow the badly-eroded floor out to the side of the base but without much sucess as yet.

Work began lifting the tile fall in 6-J/88-92. Almost without exceotion today the tiles were in good condituion despite exhibiting blackening where cotnact was made with the underlying burn stratum. Almost nothing exceot plaster and tiles came from this fall. Some pottery and bone came from the burn layer and the occasional piece which appeared to come from the tile and plaster straum came from its lowest point and probably was high up in the burn stratum.

Some of the tile fragments lifted were good-sized

individually. Others formed large portions of tiles when joined together. Two complete pan-tile widths were found at 52.5 cm and 54.5 cm. The latter also displayed a large curved mark which may be a letter.


  • Find #6
  • J/90-91
  • Depth of ~50-60 cm
  • Tile fall
  • Pan tile preserving width and "letter."


  • Find #9
  • H/89
  • ~50 cm
  • Tile layer on top of burn
  • Pan tile with preserved 52.5 cm.


Work continued lifting the tile fall. A number of tile finds were recorded of widths, letters and fingermarks. Three tiles with letters also preserved widtha and significant, if not complete, lengths.

Photos were taken documenting root and insect damamge on the unfinsihed covertiles. The tiles were all brushed clean of as much soil as possible and once again coated with PVA solution.




  • Find #5
  • J/90
  • 70-80 cm
  • Tile fall
  • Covertile with width and letter preserved

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Abbey Collins. "AC VIII (1987-07-27):6-25; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1987, ID:433". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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