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Bone, Bronze, and Ivory Summaries

Bone Summary for T-26 1984

About one cassetta of bone was recovered from T-26 1984.  Very few pieces appeared to be cut or worked.  Few pieces also appeared burned.  Of the uncut bone, all parts of the skeleton were represented and a number of teeth were included. One full upper jaw was found, possibly that of a boar.  Many of the bones apparently came from smaller animals, although larger animals were also represented by long bones, tusks, and grazing teeth.

Except for a cut bone disk and a piece of worked antler which were catalogued, all other bone was either bagged to be cleaned in 1985 or, if cut, placed with the ivories to be studied in 1985.

Bronze Summary for T-26 1984

Of the bronze collected from T-26 1984 excavations, a bag measuring 7x9x1.5 cm was collected.  This included slag, small pieces of sheet "beads", and other miscellaneous pieces.  Kept separate from this bag for further study and possible cataloguing in 1985 were a number of bronze nails.  Also found and catalogued was a small bronze fibula of the leech type found at a level lower than the floor.

Ivory Summary for T-26 1984

A number of pieces of ivory were found in T-26 1984.  The majority were tiny with unrecognizable shapes or small squares, rectangles, or triangles.  Some, however, showed definite evidence of being worked.  Catalogued finds included a worked triangle and one possibly having a draped figure as decoration.  Almost all ivory from T-26 1984 came from the western meters.  Most was stored to be more carefully examined in 1985.

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Abbey Collins. "AC II (1984-08-03):128-129; Bone, Bronze, and Ivory Summaries from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1984, ID:117". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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