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July 26, 1979

Because of the lack of ivory found in meters EE-II/13, it was decided to have the Italian workmen use picks to complete the excavation of this area.  The completion of meters EE-II/13 this morning produced a few ivories.  notable are two insets - a rectangle and a rectangular inset which is decorated with several incised lines.

Also found was some bronze, a spindle whorl, and a great deal of unworked bone.

Like previous excavation in meters EE-II/13, very little pottery was excavated - notable is a fragment of a bucchero pesante handle and a bucchero cut-out.

19790196

19790196
  • Find #4
  • EE-16
  • Tile layer/depth of 40 cms.
  • Fragment of bucchero.  After cleaning, this piece turned out to be an impasto cut-out - probably in the shape of a ram.

19790185

  • Find #5
  • HH-13
  • Tile layer/depth of 40 cms.
  • A complete impasto spindle whorl.  Decorated with flutes.

19790302

19790302

  • Find #10
  • FF-13
  • Tile layer/depth of 40 cms.
  • A large fragment of worked blue-black ivory - decorated with several incised lines.

P.M.

Excavation of meters EE-II/13 to a depth of approximately 40 cms. was completed this morning.  This afternoon's work consisted of starting a new cut of approximately 20 cms. in depth in meters GG-13 and EE-16.

The soil at a depth of c.60 cms. in meter EE-16 is dark brown in color and contains many tile fragments.  Very little pottery was found.  Most sgnificant about EE-16 is that it produced a large quantity of unworked bone and ivory - this ivory and bone is in many broken pieces.  No worked ivory was excavated from EE/16-17 this afternoon.

Excavation in meters GG-HH/13 at a depth of c.60 cms. was quite different.  though this area produced only one fragment of worked ivory, it produced a great deal of pottery.  What is significant about the pottery from GG-HH/13 is that there are very few random sherds from various vessels - rather, all of the pottery is from four specific vases.  And it appears that this afternoon's excavatino has produced three complete profiles: one course, red-ware vessel; one small red-ware vessel; and a second small red-ware vessel.  The two small vases are in the process of being excavated.

It should be noted that the soil in meter GG-HH/13 contains a great deal of plaster.

  • Tile count: 1 cassetta
  • Ceramic count: N/A

19790265

19790265
  • Find #2
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer/depth of 60 cms.
  • Several fragments from a course, red-ware vessel.  A full profile is preserved.  No handles.

19790268

19790268

  • Find #3
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer/depth of 60 cms.
  • Several fragments from a small red-ware vase.  Handles. (Fragments found with 19790268 which could not be joined have been stored in the representative pottery box labeled: MC Books II and III, 1979, T23, Box II) Not completed in the summer of 1979- to be finished in 1980.

19790264

19790264

  • Find #4
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer/depth of 60 cms.
  • Several fragments from a small red-ware vase.  Bowl(?) Double lines decorated rim.  (See 19790264 )
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Matthew Caras. "MC III (1979-07-26):153-165; 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. <http://opencontext.org/documents/7a1c6d05-1647-4ea5-aaa1-8a9805cd2f63>

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