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July 16, 1980

Morning

We dig in Rect 22 C-D and T25 12-15 gamma-beta.

In R22 we dig east to D and to a depth of 30cm from the west baulk, finding morderate amounts of pottery and in the further north and east more seeds, ad the heavy yellow burn is succeeded near the bottom by a redder burn.

In T25 extending Cut 3 southward at a depth of 75cm from the west wall at gamma-beta, the cut 30+ cm deep in the west, shallower in the east, ca. 25cm. By ca. 10cm down the the cut we are in a gritty yellow soil, in the northeast we encounter much galestro like material. Both the yellow and tan soils produce tile and pottery- both of which appear in moderate quantity only in alpha. Some bits and chunks of bronze appear and some fragments of nails (# 's (number missing)) . but neither in amount comptrable to yesterday. A few fragments of decorative tiles occur as well (# 's (number missing) )

T25 pottery is largely coarseware and impasto

R22 pottery has a high proportion of finewares; note especially (number missing)

Both areas yield bone in some quantity, but T25 gives some large fragments

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Afternoon

In Rect. 22 we continue moving eastward into quadrents D2 and 3 using apicl bux examining the soil carefully for the numerous seeds we expect to find (#1). The depth is ca 35cm from the top of the west baulk still; the soil is still a heavy red to yellow burn in which yellow matter predominates and plaster (pink to orange), carbonized wood (cf # (number missing) ), and various white materials are common. This soil corresponds in depth and character to those of the AG-X, which are also yielding seeds, though the yellowness is exceptional. The good quantity and quality of the pottery is also characteristic (cf. # 's 2 and 5). Tile and plaster fragments occur, and pottery is oftern burnt. In 3 C-D a few small rocks are removed. Seeds are primarily "bean" and "barley" types. Some tiny bronze fragments turn up as well as the slags, # 's 4 and 6.

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L. Ron Lacy. "LRL I (1980-07-16):242-255; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 11/1980, ID:417". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/89346254-4fda-4ac0-a67b-a09fd41020dd>

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