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July 8, 1980


We begun cut 5 in the north-south strech of AG-X, digging nearly from the edge ofthe tile fall in DD 0-gamma through EE. The sheer quantity of pottery causes us to half before leveling this area and the floor slopes down from ca. 10cm from the bottom of Cut 4 to 20cm at the end of EE. This plethora of pottery comes from a burn soil more intense even then that noted above p. 123. The soil is black with carbonzed matter, the pottery is often burned and usually on bot sides through some is burned on one side or mottled. The entire gamut is represented from pithoi and heavy utility vessels (#7) to fine orange and grey wares and finer buffwares (# 's 1 and 3) and bucchero sottile (#2). Shapes are likewise varies with impasto jarts with plain, open and outurned smaller mouth predominates. Sherds are often large, bone is common but rarely burned. Thile occurs in modearation. (ca. 1\\3 box).

Work then resumes on the barrow dump, which yields a little pottery and tile, a bit of bronze and a piece of metal slag and a lump of bronze.

Meanwhile, we contine to pick and seive away the remanats of Cut 4 in BB Z west of our increacingly plausible "wall". This gives numerous seeds, including a small number of the "barley" (probably wheat) and pea types(#4. and two (plus) pips (#5). Pottery is too well represented (1+ carton) and plaster, inlcuding one chunk with reed impressions and one enormous but amorphous chunk; we save the later.

We can now see clearly the end of the rock packing and white matter and the begining of dark potential burn soil in the floor justs inside the east end of AA 0   in an north south line extending into BB a little and rouughly parallel with the wall ca. 95cm to the east. A few more tiny snail shells turn up as well (#6).




No work at the site. We move the the magazini

Finds from the Pottery Table:




  • Find #2
  • AG-X BB-CC 3-4
  • Dark Soil
  • Fineware Sherd with Rolled Design


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L. Ron Lacy. "LRL I (1980-07-08):170-177; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 11/1980, ID:417". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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