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July 22, 1991

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A sketch plan was made of meters J-K/11-12. Clearing with brush and mesalina then continued in meters J/11-12 to a depth of ca. 68 cm. The soil in meter J/11 consisted primarily of galestra, except for the northeastern corner of the meter. The soil in this corner as well as that in meter J712 was grey-brown in color with many roots and small rocks. Further clearing around these stones, particularly those concentrated in the norhtern half of J/12, revealed no specific pattern in their placement. Only two sherds of impasto and a few small pieces of plaster were found in the grey-brown soil. Clearing with brush and mestalina also continud along the northern

edge of meter K/14, in meter K/15 and in the southern quarter of meter K/16. The soil along the northern edge of meter K714 consisted of galestra and contained no material. The soil in meter K715 and the southern quarter of meter K/16 was light grey in color and of a loose, granular consistency. Only two impasto sherds were discovered in the light grey soil. Further clearing also contained in meters H/13-14. This area as well as meter H/15 below, has been excavated in a series of three levelled "terraces" ascending toward the roasting pit above in meters H-I/11-12. The exposed in meters H/13-14 were swept and drawn. It is possible that these stones may have originally belonged to the circle of stones surrounding the roasting pit above.

The terrace located in meter H/14 and the southern edge of meter H/15 was cleared to a depth of ca. 118 cm. The soil here was dark brown in color with some small chunks of carbonized wood and red and orange plaster. At a depth of ca. 116 cm. The concentration of both carbon and plaster in the soil began to notably increase. One quarter of a box of impasto sherds, two pieces of bone and a single piece of vitrified tile were found in the dark brown soil.

P.M.

Clearing with mestaline and brushes continued in meters J/11-12 to a depth of ca. 69 cm. Again, the soil in meter J/11 consisted primarily of clean galestra, except for the northeast portion of the meter. The soil here as well as in meter J712 was light grey brown in color and contained many roots and small stones. A number of these stones and several pieces of tile and pottery were lifted during clearing. Notable was the discovery of a large piece of terracotta, perhaps a fragment of a coarseware vessel, which displayed traces of vitrification on the surface. This piece, which was uncovered in the northwest corner of meter J/12 (see plan, p. 133), was removed and brought down to the magazzino. One half a box of impasto and

coarseware sherds, including some burned pieces, three small pieces of bone and a few small chunks of plaster were recovered from the light grey-brown soil in meter J/12.

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Jon Berkin. "JB III (1991-07-22):196-206; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 33/1991, ID:198". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/85bc88b3-f79d-4c69-b4e6-a636e9e87ff1>

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