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Pottery - 2

Tile - 2

More work was done in XY/72-73, mostly in 73 where one box of pottery included bucchero, a little bone, and coarseware.  One piece was burned and from a high (10 cm) stratum.  Several pithos frags were found in this stratum.  Some stray plaster and tile was found but not much.  The area around the column base was cleared down to the floor except for a small section.  The tiles and "terracotta" packing were resting on and to the north of the column base also included lots of soil and small stones.  Much of this tile was fragmented, very burned pan tile (1/2 c.0.  A few pieces of larger unburned pantile were also found here.  Very little pottery was found and one piece of bone, all unburned.  About 1/8 c. of "packing" was found including a large piece with finger impressions.

In Q/83 the mter cut was taken to the floor - about 55 cm.  The tile concentration in PQ/83 was cleaned and left.  Several pieces of vitrified tile were found.  Plaster was again heavy over the floor with about one box of pottery found here of mostly coarseware.  No pithos was found.  The floor here appeared well preserved.

M-Q/84-85 was measured and topsoil cut started.  A lot of tile was evident near the surface (10-15 cm), mostly well worn.  Very

little pottery was found.

A section was drawn in O-Q/74-77 showing the level of the column base in Q/77 through to teh tile concentration in O/74-77 and the rock (large) "packing" or roundation that appeared to be beneath floor level.  A great disparity in floor levels and preservation was apparent here.  Floor was not readily apparent to the north of this line of column bases.  The apparent level between the base in Q/77 and P/79-80 was lower than between Q/77 and R/74-75.  The rocky area was surrounded by a clay like soil with burn flecks in varying concentrations.  Note that a great deal of bone, some burned, came from here and the bronze fibula (See 7-16-84).  See drawing for visible strata.

In P/59 to 61 the cut to 60 cm was completed.  About 3/4 c. tile was collected.  Most was worn but unburned.  Tow boxes of pottery included some bone and mostly coarseware.  The dirst was light brown and occasionally showed areas of reddish plaster with burn flecks in it.  An occassional piece of pottery was burned.







  • Find #8
  • X-Z/74-76
  • Red ware Lid frag.

An antler cut on two sides was found here above the red burn layer.


Tile - 6

Pottery - 6

The stacked cover tiles in XY/58 were cleared and the nearby pithos fragments cleaned down.  There appeared to be four lines runnind roughly north-south and the whole group is 1m 10 long at its longest point.  These tiles lay directly on the floor and was surrounded by heavy plaster - both disintegrated in the soil and in large chunks (2 c. xoxal plaster).  Very little tile and pottery and a little slag came from this area.  There was no burn except one isolated spot in X/57.  The cover tiles are stacked upside down with a right side up cover tile running more east-west at their southern end.

The cut to 90 cm in P/59-61 was completed.  Two boxes of mostly fineware and bucchero were found.  Much was badly burned or worn. Some bone was also found - new for this area.  A couple burned tiles were found but no slag.  There was some carbon int he soil too.  The cut to the floor level was bgeun in P/59 to 105 cm.  A big plaster was found here but quite disintegrated.  In the cut above, plaster in chunks was found.  In 59 there was some burn but little tile or pottery.  There was scattered pockets of the same red burn material as the fineware came from.

In M-9/84-85 the topsoil cut was completed.  The soild was brown and rooty with small stones and was unusual for the amount of tile and plaster (3 c. mostly tile).  Some bronze was found and one and 1/2 boxes of

pottery.  Little of anything was burned.  The second cut to 25-35 cm was begun and immmediately turned up statue fragments, ivory, and sima.  One cassetta of tile and few pieces of pottery came from work done here at 25-35 cm.  Two boxes of pottery came from the topsoil cut and 1/2 c. pithos.

In XY/74-73 work was fone.  More bone was found, some burned and a little pottery including stamped fineware was found.  There was some carbon in the soil and a little burned tile.  The area by the column base was cleared more and showed heavy spot burning next to a pantile and plaster-loom unburnt.

The covertiles were cleaned more and plaster and slag and a few fragments of fired tile were found over them.






  • Find #11
  • M-Q/84-85
  • Incised impasto
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Abbey Collins. "AC I (1984-07-17):266-281; Daily Log 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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