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T-26 Trench Summary

Excavation in T 26 1990 revealed some interesting features. The most notable of these is the rock layer encountered ca 55 cm below surface and extending throughout meters K-L(M)/63-68. Further excavation is required in order to firmly date this layer.

A second noteable feature is the line of tile and pithoi in meter 69 which ran roughly N/S. Previous excavation in this area (see NM II 1989 and HDA II 1988) revealed similar concentrations in meters 66-68. Perhaps the feature in meter 69 is associated with a tile/pithos concentration in meter 68, or perhaps it is a new, fourth line of tile/pithos fragments. Further excavation of meter 68 at the appropriate depth will answer this question.

The discovery and definition of the rockpack in T 26 did impede some

goal and these points should be considered and expored in 19913

1) Investigate the apparent quantities of finewares (i.e. bucchero and redware) found previously in the plaster layer. These seem especially concentrated in meter 65.

2) Investigate the possible continuations of tile/pithos lines in meters 66-69 at app 80-100cm below surface. Were these used as drainage system for the Upper Building? Other possibilities?

3) The lack of architectural elements associated with the S.E. Building

4) Indications of another structure which stood between the areas of the Upper and S.E.Buildings.

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Nathan Meyer. "NM IIIa (1990-08-03):34-38; T-26 Trench Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1990, ID:137". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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