June 21, 1983
Meters X,Y-67,68 were taken down to ~40cm (just ~10cm above the "floor") with pick and shovel and checking of soil in wheelbarrow. Also the huge stump in X-67,68 was removed. Directly below this stump the "floor" was encountered. the soil was light, and contained pithos fragments
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and carbon specks. The stump in meters Y,Z-70,71 were also removed, leaving ~10cm of soil just above the floor. Note that meters X,Y-67,68 contained some fine bucchero and other fine ware.
Meters beta-gamma,62-64 continued to be excavated around the stumps to a depth of ~30cm, apparently somewhat above the floor in meters beta,gamma-62,63, while beta,gamma-64 was taken deeper, ~35cm, to what appears to be floor. A sark layer of soil was encountered in beta-64 at ~30cm and was left there. Note that what may be a large portion of an inverted pan tile was uncovered in beta-63 at ~25cm and was left in the soil. It will be excavated later. The pottery in beta,gamma-62,64 contained an unusually large amount of "fineware"--bucchero and other fabrics in small, delicate shapes. Some of these were recorded as "finds" today. Initial work at removing the stumps in alpha,beta,gamma-62-64
was undertaken, though not completed. The stumps in beta-66 were partially removed. Note that the soil of beta,gamma-62-63, which now are at a depth of ~25-30cm, apparently slightly above the floor, contained pithoi fragments, amorphous terracotta lumps, and vitrified (burnt) tiles. Pithos was also found in beta,gamma-64. Carbonized wood specks were found throughout beta,gamma-62,64. Meters alpha,beta,gamma-62-66 are now shown on map, page: floor with column bases imbedded is found throughout alpha-62-66 and beta,gamma-64-66. Beta,gamma-62,63 contain soil just above the floor (at ~30cm) while a small strip of unexcavated earth exists in beta,gamma-63/64.
Several unknown terracotta lumps and burnt tile were found today and were carried to the magazzino.
- Find #4
Bronze nail (without head)
- Find #7
Ionic bowl fragments
- Find #9
- Find #10
Impasto rocchetto head
- Find #13
Stamped pottery, found in pottery box
- Find #14
Incised bucchero handle--found on pottery table
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