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In 2014 excavations, a linear rock packing was discovered in T-57. Judging by the size and positioning of this feature, the excavators were confident that this feature was a wall. T-57 was reopened in 2015 to further define and explore this feature, better understand its relationship to the rest of the site, and to uncover a floor surface or any dateable material. Once it was clear that T-71 (KRK VIII) , T-72 (PAM I) , and T-73 (AJC VII) had reached either bedrock or virgin soil without having uncovered any aspect of the rock feature, it was decided to move back into T-57. Initially, excavation remained in the western half of the trench, defining the northwestern corner of the wall in this area, which from this point turns south towards T-70 (MVS I) , this section of wall is the western return, and lowering the area free of stones in the southwestern corner of the trench. The stones in Locus 16 demonstrate that the rock feature was built against bedrock or in places utilizing the bedrock. Overall, very little material was found in the trench. No material was found within the linear rock packing (wall), suggesting that the fill between the

rocks was intentional. Most material came from the southwestern corner of the trench in Locus 16 , but no dateable material was recovered. While a floor surface was uncovered around the linear rock feature in T-70 (MVS I) , no floor was found in Locus 16 . Locus 19 was opened in the hope of finding a floor surface in a different area of the trench and revealed a sub floor leveling fill that extended into T-80 (AJC VIII) . From the work done in T-57 and in the neighboring trenches, the excavators are confident that the linear stone packing is the foundation for a robust wall. Overall, excavations in T-57 in 2015 have been successful, but it will be left to future excavation to determine the use of this building and a more secure dating.

Closing Coordinates

1 - 89E, 34S 2 - 93E, 34S 3 - 93E, 33.7S 4 - 97E, 33.6S 5 - 97E, 37S 6 - 95E, 37S 7 - 95E, 37.5S 8 - 93E, 37.5S 9 - 93E, 37S 10 - 89E, 37S

The wall that runs through T-57 seems to be the northern wall of the building that extends to T-74 ( ASM I ), T-77 ( PAM II ), T-79 ( MLL III ), T-78 ( KRK IX ) through T-81 ( AJC IX ), The southern wall runs from T-69 ( EMO VII ) to T-66 ( KD II ), therefore Locus 19 is on the interior of the building and was why we were searching for a potential floor in that locus, which was not found.

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Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC VI (2015-08-07):331-336; Conclusion from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 57/2015, ID:699". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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