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July 23, 1979

A.M.

Work continued in meter GG-13 this morning.  The soil to a depth of approximately 40 cms continues to be redish in color and full of tile fragments - there are also spots of burned wood.  Excavation in GG-13 at a depth of c. 40 cms produced on e complete bronze nail and several fragments of worked black ivory.

In order to determine whether ivory is present below the 40 cm. level, GG-13 was taken down approximately 15 cms - thus making the new floor level in GG-13 about 55 cms in depth.  No ivory was bound in GG-13 between 40 and 55 cms in depth.  This 15 cms contained a large quantity of plaster (some with reed impressions) and some pottery.  Notable are two pottery finds from GG-13: Several joining fragments, including a rim fragment and three base fragments, of a large course ware vessel were found (they appear to belong to the vessel found on July 19, pg. 71, #12 ); and several fragments (a full profile) of a high-footed red ware bowl.  This pottery

rested on a heavy black burn (soil) and a heavy layer of plater rested on top of it - thus it was almost sealed in.

19790228

19790228
  • Find #2
  • GG-14
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • Two joining fragments which form a complete worked black ivory rectangle

19790266

19790266
  • Find #3
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 55 cm
  • Several joining fragments of a large course (red) ware vessel, base and rim fragments are included

Fragments found with 19790266 which could not be joined have been stored within the representative pottery box labeled MC Books II and III 1979 T23 Box II.  The soil sample from within 19790266 has been stored in the first magazzino box labeled EARTH SAMPLES.

19790160

19790160
  • Find #6
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • A complete bronze nail, large flat head and squared-off shaft, badly bent

19790287

  • Find #8
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 55 cm
  • A fragment of worked black ivory - decorated with two incised lines on one side

19790230

19790230
  • Find #9
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • A complete worked black ivory diamond

19790289

19790289

  • Find #13
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • A fragment of worked bucchero or ivory - two incised lines

19790164

  • Find #14
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 55 cm
  • Several joining fragments of a small, high-footed red-ware bowl.  There appears to be a full profile.

P.M.

Workers continued to excavate with trwoels in meters EE-13, FF-13, GG-13, and HH-13 at a depth of c. 40 cms.  This afternoon's excavation only produced a few fragments of burned ivory.

While workers continued with trwoels in meters EE-HH/13, meters HH-II/16 were excavated with a pick - very little ivory has been found in the numerical grid 16, and no ivory has been found in HH-II/16.  Like the rest of EE-II/13-16, HH-II/16 at a depth of c. 40 cms is a redish soil which contains a great deal of tile.

Though EE-II/13-16 have produced a great deal of tile, they have produced very little pottery - it is only at a depth of c. 55 cms that pottery appears to be frequent.  The only notable pottery find this afternoon is a large fragment from the belly of a fine impasto kantharos.

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Matthew Caras. "MC III (1979-07-23):104-121; 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/958f1ebc-51fc-467b-b318-2ead3b76ccc6>

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