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July 17, 1979

A.M.

Work continued with trowels and a seive in meters GG-15 and HH-15.  At first, these two meters produced many geometric shaped ivory insets - however, as work progressed into meters GG-16 and HH-16, less and less ivory was found.

Because ivory was most frequent in EE-II/14-

ivory was not found frequently in EE-II/16 - it was decided to extend the trench to the west.  Not only was a lot of ivory excavated in EE-II/14, but the carved ivory head that was found on July 14 (M.C. Book 3, p.1; # 15) was excavated from GG-14.  Also, all of meters EE-II/14-16's bronze nails were excavated from meters EE-II/14.

In order to follow the concentration of ivory, meters DD-II/13 were marked out and added to the already established Tesoro 23 grid system.  Work began with a trowel and a seive in meters EE-FF/13 and HH-13.  These meters produced a few ivories of the same type - rectangles, triangles, and half-rounds.

Because it is a cloudy day, the terracotta object which was found in EE-16 yesterday is still wet with last night's moisture.  Thus, it will not be lifted this morning.

Meters DD-II/13-16 continue to produce a lot of burned plaster.

19790291

19790291
  • Find #8
  • GG-15
  • Tile layer
  • c. 35 cm
  • A large fragment of worked black ivory

19790280

19790280
  • Find #12
  • GG-15
  • Tile layer
  • c. 35 cm
  • Four fragments of worked ivory, at least three join

19790229

19790229
  • Find #23
  • FF-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 30 cm
  • A fragment of a large worked ivory petal

19790211

19790211
  • Find #25
  • GG-15
  • Tile layer
  • c. 35 cm
  • A complete worked black ivory inset, half round in shape, decorated with one incised line

19790205

19790205
  • Find #34
  • GG-16
  • Tile layer
  • c. 35 cm
  • A worked blue-black ivory triangle - complete except for a small chip

19790146

19790146

P.M.

Work continued with trowels and a seive in meters FF-13, GG-13, HH-13, and II-13.  The soil at a depth of 30 cm continues to be reddish in color and full of tile fragments - yet this afternoon's excavation produced very few ivories.

Meter FF-13 produced one notable bronze - it is an incised inset.

The large chunch of terracotta that was found in meter EE-16 yesterday was lifted this afternoon.

19790246

19790246
  • Find #1
  • HH-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 30 cm
  • A fragment of glass slag - however, it appears to have one finished edge

19790163

19790163
  • Find #5
  • FF-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 30 cm
  • A bronze inset, decorated with numerous incised lines

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Matthew Caras. "MC III (1979-07-17):33-63; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 23 Extension/1980, ID:391". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/955e79bb-d1c3-4514-b361-dfe2baaba86a>

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