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July 30, 1979

Work continued throughout the trench at a depth of approximately 60 cms.

One worker completed the excavation of meters GG-HH/13, the area where several vases (full profiles) were excavated the past few days.  A large part of a red-ware bowl ( rim and belly fragments) was found.  Also, a large course ware vase.  Thus, with the completion of these two meters, GG-HH/13 have produced about six full profiles - five of them are red-ware vases.  Beneath these vases is a heavy black soil (burn) which contains many bones but very little pottery.  Above the vases was a large quantity of plaster.

A second worker completed the excavation of meters II/13-15 to a dpeth of c.60 cms.  This area contained a heavy concentratino of tile fragments /four cassetti).  however, it should be noted that meter II-14 produced a large akroterion fragment.  This fragment has three finished edged and is decorated with incision.

A third worker completed the excavation of meter EE-13 to a dpeth of c.60 cms.  This meter produced on few ivories on our last outing to the site; however, only one fragment was found this morning.  Tile fragments and pottery were very frequent.  notable is the lip, neck, handle, and belly of a small, yellow aryballus - this fragment is intact ( in one piece).  As a meter DD-13 was approached, a black soil (burn) was struck at a depth of c.60 cms.

A fourth worker completed the excavation of meters EE-FF/14-15 to a depth of c.60 cms.  The soil in these meters is red in color and contains a lot of tile.  Some pottery was found.  However, most significant are several worked ivory insets which were found in meter FF-15.

Meters EE-II/13-16 will be completed to a depth of c.60 cms. by the end of this morning.

  • Tile count: 7 cassetti
  • Pottery count: 3 boxes


  • Find #9
  • FF-15
  • Tile layer/depth of 60 cms.
  • A complete (bucchero?) spindle whorl.  Small.


  • Find #12
  • II-14
  • Tile layer/depth of 60 cms.
  • A fragment of akroteria.  Incised.  Four finished sides are preserved.


  • Find #13
  • HH-13
  • Tile layer/depth of 60 cms.
  • Several joining fragments from a red-ware bowl.  Most of the lip and belly are preserved.
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Matthew Caras. "MC III (1979-07-30):185-195; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 23 Extension/1980, ID:391". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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