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Monday 25 June 1984


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It was decided to separate large plaster chunks from the general discard tile pile in order to determine overall plaster concentrations.  A piece of plaster with a flat painted edge was foundin the discard tile pile - possibly a piece of a painted wall or floor.  Discard pottery from T-26 1983 was brought to the site and reserved.

Work continued clearing the tile concentration in MN 77-82.  Work also continued exposing the tile concentration in the wall of PQ 174-76 and the area was photographed.  A large covertile fragment will be lifted for measuring.  The area under the stump in PQ 74 was further cleaned down with a great deal (1/2 cassetta) of large unburned plaster chunks being discovered.  This came out above the burn layer.  Most of 1 box of pottery was unburnt including much fine red ware.  All tile (1/2 cassetta) uncovered except for 1 piece from the burn layer was unburnt.

In Y-Z 74-76 work continued cleaning down what appears to be a column base in very bad shape with the top portion very splintered.  It also appears that tile and rocks are piled onto the base to the north presumably over the floor.  This tile is fragmented and mixed with small stones and lots of plaster.  1/2 box pottery, 1/8 cassetta tile.

A topsoil cut was begun in T-U 59-61 with the soil appearing very dark brown and rooty.  Most of the terracotta fragments uncovered were badly worn and a couple were very badly burned (to vitrification).  Insignificant pottery and bone were recovered.  1/2 cassetta tile.





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Work continued clearing the tile concentration in MN 77-82.  the topsoil cut (to about 20-25cm) was completed through meters R-U 59-61.  throughout the soil continued dark brown and rooty with 1/2 cassetta of tile, most of it badly worn, recovered.  The few pottery fragments at this level were various and worn (1/2 box).  Some of the tile was badly burned but most ws not.  In TU 59-60 a large piece of material - perhaps lime - was recovered.  It measured around 17x18cmx5cm.  A couple other oddly shaped rocks were uncovered.  A second cut in U 59-61 was started.

In X-Z 74-75 work continued cleaning down the area around the column base.  Fineware pottery and a rocchetto fragment were uncovered.  Towards 73 the earth remained brown with lots of roots.  Negligible tile and plaster were recovered.


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Abbey Collins. "AC I (1984-06-25):88-97; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1984, ID:117". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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