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19 July 1984- Thursday

Morning:

Tile - 6

Pottery - 3

Sections were drawn in P/59-61 and PQ/61baulks.  In P/59-61 the floor of the cut (140 cm) included what appeared to be a rock fill as in MN/87-82.  The soild surrounding this fill or packing was brown and clay like and had small pits of black and red burn, plaster, and tile.  The red burn area where the fineware came from doesn't appear in the baulk but there may be some in P/61 and in the PQ/61 baulk with tile and plaster.

Photos were taken of the pithos base and fragments lying in the baulk wall showing the pithos, stacked cover tiles, tile in the floor, and those cover tiles lying to it.

The "trench" in OPQ/74-77 with the large rocks at the bottom may show two floors (see section).  Directly over the rocks there is a layer of white plaster that is thinner in 77 but thicker in 74-75 (4-5 cm).  Over this is a layer of dirt and then a plaster - floor layer.  This may be indicative of either a foundation and sub-floor or two separate strata.  Note that burn material and bone and pottery were found with the rocks as well as the bronze fibula.

In N-Q/84-85 a few more small pieces of ivory were found in O/85.

In OP/84-85 several pithos fragments were found including several rims and a ridged body fragment.  Two cassette of mostly tile with some large plaster pieces came out of the whole section to 30-35 cm.  A little was vitrified.  A large statue fragment was also found.

In gamma beta/58-57 the cut to 35-45 cm was completed with about four cassette of mostly tile with a few large plaster chunks and pithos fragments.  Some of the tile was vitrified and some slag was found.  A little of one box of pottery was burned.  It included coarseware, fineware, and bucchero.

In WX/73 a lot of red plaster was found over a heavy burn layer over the floor.  Little work was done here and pottery and tile and plaster chunks were insignifcant.  The fragmented tile from the burn layer was again badly burned.

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Afternoon-

Tile - 1

Pottery - 1

In XY/73 more burn layer directly over the floor was uncovered.  Nothing except burned tile in tiny flat pieces came from this 3 cm. burn area.  A little pottery and palster and tile were found "floating" over this area in the brown soil.  There was no carbon and little slag and none of the material was burned.

More ivory was found in M-O/84-85 at 30 cm.  A great deal of plaster was found (2/3 c.) and much of this is flat-edged with reed impressions and often in large chunks.  A fair amount of plaster was disintegrated in the soil.  In MNO/84-85 the soil included bits of carbon and red plaster.  There was some slag and burned tile (2 c. tile in xoxal).  Several large pieces of ridge pole tile were found and lots of ridge pole.  A cut to 50 was begun in M/85 and much more pottery was found of all kinds including bucchero and a profile found in 0/84 at 50 cm of an impasto bowl.  In Q/84 an apparently well preserved column base was found.

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Abbey Collins. "AC I (1984-07-19):302-323; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1984, ID:117". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/809885ff-58b9-4eb4-be78-73c3c23d33f6>

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