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June 18, 1987


Work was confined to removing the refill from the floor of the south-east building.


We continued topsoil cuts in section LMN/72-77.

In section LM/78-81, we removed the next stratum, 80-85 cm below surface.  We ran into a conglomeration of tile and large plaster fragments and worked slowed to  mestaline and hammer so we could see what was happening.  There was further evidence of a horizontal burn layer, full of burnt wood, pottery fragments, plaster, terracotta and a seed.  Pieces of non-burnt wood were also visible-particularly small branches.  An impasto handle was found in one of the tile, plaster, and terracotta clusters.

The soil color, at this level was dark brown, interspersed with flecks of red and black; very few rocks were encountered, in contrast to the previous stratum.  But again, large pieces of plaster were visible.  A piece of bone was also found (M/79), and a burnt pithos fragment.(M/78-79)

In section LMN/72-77, the topsoil cut

was completed, revealing a stratum full of large rocks.  These may have formed part of a wall system, but it is too early to tell; however, they run along the width of the section.  A tile with a possible reed mark was found in the topsoil debris.  No pottery was found, and only scattered fragments of tile, terracotta, and plaster.

Tile count: 3 cassettas

Pottery count: 2 boxes

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Alexandra A. Carpino. "AAC I (1987-06-18):12-13; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1987, ID:126". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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