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June 23, 1993


Extended cut in H-I/48-49 west into meters H-I/46-47 to an approximate depth of 75-85 cm.  The soil remained medium brown with a few larger pieces of bone, and 1/8 of a latte box of pottery and an 1/8 of a cassetta of tile fragments.  Trowelling in the southern edge of I/48 revealed find number 1, 2 fragn\xecments of the rim of a creamware dish.

Removed part of the tile concentration in meters H-I/43-45.  Among the 3 cassette of tile fragments removed from this area were find number 2, a tile with a finger-impressed mark and fins number 3, several joining fragments of a ridge pole tile.  Continued to level the floor in the northern portion of G/42-43.  Soil was  medium brown with almost no pottery (only 3 small fragments) but tile was frequent.  River stones removed from H-I/45 and 2 from G/47.


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Continued clearing and lifting tile in meters H-I/45-43, and leveling the area to a depth of approximately 65-70 cm.  The soil in this area became dark brown and sandy with inclusions of carbon just below the tile layer.  I cassetta of tile and very little pottery or bone, although a small bronze flake was found in this area.  A portion of frieze plaque (find number 4) and fragment of (possible handle) heavily vitrified ceramic, find number 6.  Work continued in the north section of meter G/42.  The area was leveled and baulk scraped.  Very little pottery or bone was found, but fragmented tile were frequent.  Soil was medium brown.  In meters I/49-46 the area along the baulk was trimmed down to approximately 75-85 cm to complete the cut begun in this area this morning.  The soil was medium to dark brown with inclusions of carbon and plaster.  Tile, pottery, and bone were infrequent but a piece of antler was discovered (find number 5) in I/49-


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Jon Berkin. "JB VI (1993-06-23):148-155; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 22 West Extension/1993, ID:390". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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