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  • Tile: 5
  • Pottery: 2

Work continued with hammers and mestaline in meters N-O/77-79 exposing the tile and plaster layer of ~80 cm.  Intermixed with these tiles were stones.

The trench was extended to the south to determine the extent of the floor being uncovered.  Meters U-V-W/77-82 were plotted out and the topsoil removed from U-V-W/80-82.  The terracotta/mortar floor was found throughout these meters directly under the topsoil at ~10-20 cm.

The floor is best preserved towards the northern meters (U/80-82) and falls away to areas of holes and less distinction in meters W/82-81.  Two more large flat stones, apparently incorporated into the floor, were also unearthed.  One lines in meter U/82 and the other in meter V/79-80.  The stone in U/82 is ~2.70 m from the stone in V/79-80, and ~2.90 m from the stone in R/81.  The stone in U/79-80 is ~2.90 m from the stone T/79-78.  The soil in U-V-W/80-82 was brown and rooty (topsoil) but did yield akroterion and lateral sima fragments.

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Meters U-V-W/77-78 were also cleared of topsoil.  The terracotta/mortar floor was found directly beneath the topsoil in meters U-V-W/79 and partially beneath the topsoil in U-V-W/78.  Again, the soil was dark and rooty.  Into U-V-W/78-79, the topsoil was removed, but not exposing the floor.  The level of the trench in these meters was ~20 cm.  A second cut was made to expose the floor in these meters at ~30 cm.  The soil remained dark brown, but was somewhat harder.

Note that a cover tile with a finger mark was found but not recorded as a find.  It was taken to the magazzino.  Note also that many bits of small plaster fragments are being found in O-N/77-78 at ~80 cm.

Another large flat stone, just under the topsoil in meter W/77 and apparently incorporated into the floor, was found.  This stone lies ~2.80 m from the stone in meter V/79-80 (center to center).  The center to center distance from the stone in W/77 and the stone in T/76 cannot be determined since the stone in T/76 has not been entirely exposed.

A strip of ~20 cm wide was left unexcavated along T-U/77-82 so that the entire southern section of the trench can be drawn later.

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  • Tile: 1/5
  • Pottery: ---

The T-26 1982 area was cleaned.  Loose tile fragments (1/5 cassetta) were gathered from unexcavated areas and the trench floors were swept.  The edges of the trench walls were also swept.

The tile pile was inspected.  It should be noted that of the larger tile fragments, ~15% have a finished front or back edge.  This was determined by inspecting the tiles at the surface of the pile.  The finished edge applied both to cover and pan tiles.

The area being excavated with dental tools in meter R/74 was covered.

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  • Find #18
  • T-26 meters P-T/74-82, M-O/77-79, U-W/77-82
  • Large plaster fragment, curved surface and a flat edge (found in tile pile)

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  • Find #20
  • U-V-W/77-82
  • 20 cm
  • Impasto handle with stamped design (found in pottery box)

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Mark Tobey. "MT V (1982-06-30):228-247; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1982, ID:112". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-03. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/930ec37e-d8bd-41d8-a252-60231263cd39>

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