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June 10, 1983

A.M.

  • Tile: 6
  • Pottery: 6

Work began with removal of the baulk between meters RST-73,74.  This baulk was taken down to the level of the soil covering the area excavated last year (~50cm) and to the level of soil unexcavated in meter R-74.  One cassetta of tile and one pottery box were collected.  There were a great deal of stones (rather large) spread through this baulk.  These stones were visible last year but appeared to be random, and they were removed with the baulk today.  Beneath one of these stones was a statue fragment which was unfortunately damaged with a pick.  A checkerboard pattern was found on a bone inlay.  Much of the "tile" recovered consisted of pithos fragments (~33%).

The baulk between meters T/U-67-71 was also taken down to the level of the soil covering the area excavated last year (~50cm).  Two cassette of tile and two pottery boxes were recovered.

An ivory piece was found, as well as a spindle whorl and a tile with a letter.  The pottery found contained fineware, particularly bucchero.

The baulk between meters 64/65 R-W was also taken down to the level of soil covering the area excavated (~60cm).  Meters R-W 62-64 were first cleaned of debris.  Three cassette of tile and three boxes of pottery were recovered.  Meter R-64 yielded fineware pottery, some bone, and some vitrified material (glassy slag).  There was some carbon in the soil, especially at a depth of ~60cm.  A huge stump in the baulk which takes up most of meter S-65 was kept in place although the soil beneath it was picked at.  Meters T,U,V,W-64 also yielded fine pottery, particularly bucchero.  There was much more carbon here than in R-64 and the carbon seemed to be spread out through 0-60cm, though more was present at a depth of 60cm.  There was also more vitrified material and more plaster in these

meters than in R-64.  A large tile, apparently a portion of the pan tile found last year by Gary Dunham in meter V,W-64 (See G.D. Book II), was uncovered and left in place in meter W-64.  The tile slants down into the soil covering the area excavated last year, where Gary Dunham discovered it.  Other tile fragment found in this baulk were small broken pieces.  A bronze needle and a portion of a "rabbit" head were recovered from the baulk.  Bronze sheet was also found.

Meters XYZ-65,66 and X,Y-62,63,64 were swept down to more easily see the floor and the extent of soil covering it, and to better define the "stacked" tiles found yesterday.  In meters X,Y,Z-65,66 it was determined that the "floor" is present throughout this area, covered with earth in some places.  Some of this earth was removed, exposing "floor."  Also, it was determined that the floor does not rise up sharply from north to south as reported yesterday.  Also, the small stone reported to be (continued, page 81)

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  • Large orangeware handle or statue foot attached to tile-fragmented
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imbedded in the floor in Y-65 is actually a large column base which extends into meter Y-66.  Yesterday it was covered with soil and was not visible.  The floor in meters X,Y,Z-65,66 is not as well preserved as in meters Q-W, 82-74.

The most important aspect of today's excavation was encountered in meter X-64, 63.  A large pan tile with a width preserved was discovered to be an almost entire lateral sima pan tile, with a jaw attachment for a "rabbit" head.  The flanges run north-south while the lateral sima flange is towards the south and runs east-west.  The jaw juts out from this and faces south.  The sima also has a pan tile resting upon it.  The entire lateral sima is surrounded by a heavy red soil, plaster, and burned black soil/plaster.  The sima apparently rests upon a layer of black plaster-like material which itself is apparently upon the floor.  Note that the sima is adjacent

Crude of nearly complete lateral sima.

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to the column base in X-62, but is not contiguous with it.  For area surrounding the lateral sima, as well as a crude drawing of the sima itself, see page .  The sima was also photographed today.  Note also that there is no pottery intermixed with the plaster-like soil surrounding the sima.

This lateral sima now allows a reconstruction of the roofing system (perhaps to this building or possibly another) to be confidently presented:

Additionally a pan tile witha  very tall flange was discovered today, as was one last year (see MT Book VI pg. 211 ).  It is now proposed that these pan tiles are in fact raking sima, shown thusly:

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Mark Tobey. "MT VIII (1983-06-10):62-85; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1983, ID:116". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/8b5816f4-7d4d-4a86-9d95-c099f69192b7>

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