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June 17, 1992


The topsoil cut begun yesterday in meters H-I/43 was completed and then extended to the northwest into meter G/43. The soil in the cut was grey-brown in color and contained a heavy concentration of roots and small rocks. Clearing of the trench floor in meters G-I/ revealed a notable concentration of larger rocks, occuring at a depth of ca. 10-15 cm. A good part of the morning was spent cleaning down the area around these rocks. At the present time, the rocks appear to be concentrated along the southern portion of meters G-I/43. However, further clearing will be necessary to determine the extent and nature of the formation.

Additionally, a few pieces of tile and a large piece of bone were uncovered among the rocks.  These pieces will be left in place until the entire area is drawn and photographed.

Approximately one quarter of a cassetta of small, worn pieces of tile and one half of a box of worn pottery were discovered in the cut.  A few of the pieces of potter and tile were badly burned.


The rock concentration in meters G-I/43 was cleaned down with mestaline brushes.  Cleaning revealed the concentration to be primarily located in the eastern portion of meters G-I/43.  Moreover, when cleaned down, it became apparent that the rocks were irregularly placed and did not form part of a recognizable feature.  It was decided, therefore, to draw and then lift the rocks.  Approximately one quarter of a cassetta of worn tile and one box of coarse pottery were removed from among the rocks.

The trench was then extended further to the west into meter

I/42, where a topsoil cut was begun to a depth of ca. 10-15 cm.  The topsoil was grey-brown in color with many small rocks and roots.  A few pieces of worn tile and one quarter of a box of worn, coarse pottery were discovered in teh cut.

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Jon Berkin. "JB VI (1992-06-17):18-27; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 22 West Extension/1993, ID:390". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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