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July 19, 1982

A.M.

Tile: 9 Pottery: 7

The 40cm cut was completed through meters U,V,W - 65. The soil of this cut remained light brown-yellow. An akroterion fragment was encountered in W-65 and work slowed to mestaline. The akroterion is todays and it was damaged by the pick. The fragments recovered were coated with a 50% PVA/H20 solution at the areas of breakage. Note that a statue fragment, todays was found immediately adjacent to the akroterion, about 5cm to the south.

A new cut to ~50-55cm was begun in meters U,V,W-67 and extended into U,V,W-65. THe soil of this cut remained brown-yellow but slightly lighter than the soil of the previous cut. A great deal of pithos fragments, (rim, body, base) were encountered in U,V - 86-65 at 40-55cm intermixed with tile. These were cleaned with metaline and removed. There was no evidence of a porfile being present. Note that a great deal more pottery seems to be found at this depth at these meters.

The floor was encountered in W-66 at ~55cm-60cm and picking continuted leaving a layer of earth just above the floor. A large flat stone, apparently

incorporated into the floor was encountered at ~50cm in meter W-65.

Note that the break in the floor in meters U,V,W - 69/70 shows several stones (~20cm x 20cm) imbedded in the break at just above floor level. This may be indicative that this break, as with the break through Q-W, 78, is not simply due to erosion.

Sections of the trench walls, looking west, were drawn for U,V,W at the 74/78 broder and for U,V,W at the 71/70 border.

Note that ~3casstte of pithos fragments were recovered (there were not counted with the tile).

Finds:

19820082

19820082

19820143

19820143
  • Find #2
  • W-65
  • 35 cm
  • Akroterion fragment with incised design -- damaged by pick and coated with 50% PVA/H2O solution on the site

19820088

19820088
  • Find #3
  • W-65
  • 35 cm
  • Terracotta statue fragment -- possibly horse leg

19820150

19820150

19820079

19820079
  • Find #9
  • V-66
  • 50 cm
  • Woman head antefix with covertile fragments. Areas slightly damaged by pick tread with 50% PVA/H2O solution

19820101

19820101
  • Find #10
  • V-66
  • 50 cm
  • Greyware pottery fragment -- possibly a complete profile

19820075

19820075

19820136

19820136
  • Find #13
  • U,V,W - 65-67
  • 30-45 cm
  • Ionic pottery fragment (found on pottery table)
  • Black paint

19820138

19820138
  • Find #14
  • V,W - 66,67
  • 50 cm
  • Ionic pottery handle, found on pottery table
  • Black paint

P.M.

Tile: -- Pottery: --

Meters V,W - 66,67 were excavated using hammers and mestaline to expose the terracotta/mortar floor found in this area this morning. Along the northern edge of W-66,67 the floor appears to deteriorate due to numerous tree roots in the soil immediately above it, although the southern edge is in good condition.

The only major find of the afternoon was a pile of 3 pan tiles, one atop another, which was imbedded above the floor in meter W-67. Only the flanges of these tiles were uncovered, as the bulk must be drawn before it can be removed. The flanges have been damaged by tree roots, but though cracked and friable, are still intact. It is not possible to see if the pans are intact or not.

Note: The above entry is copied from notes by M. Spencer.

July 22, 1982

See also MT VI pg. 46 for photographs

(See MT VI pg. 51 also) July 9, 1982

See MT VI pg. 80 for overall orientation

(See MT VI pg. 51 also) July 9, 1982

Compare to drawing on pg 40

All from western wall of the extension looking east (20cm divisions on meter stick)

See MT VI pg 80 for overall orientation

(See MT VI pg. 45 also) June 9, 1982

All from western wall looking to eastern wall.

Compare to drawing on page 40 .

(See MT VI pg 45 also) July 9, 1982

(See MT VI pg. 45 also) July 9, 1982

Close-ups of the footprints. All looking from West to East.

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Mark Tobey. "MT VI (1982-07-19):97-120; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1982, ID:112". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/861289b0-2d5f-4dd2-b5ba-5679e4d7b8dc>

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