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August 1, 1979


Yesterday meters EE-II/13-16 were excavated to a depth of c.80 cms [this is with the exception of meters FF-GG/16, which is occupied by a large stump].  The end of the Tile Layer was reached and a black [burn] layer was exposed.  Today, a new cut of approximately 20 cms. in depth was started - making the new floor level approximately 1 meter in depth.  The black [burn] layer is uniformly c.15 cms. in dpeth [from c. 55-65 cms. from the topsoil].  Beneath the black soil is a yellow-gray layer which contains sporadic burn areas.  the soil is filled with carbon.

The black [burn soil] produced some pottery and a few tile fragments - notable are a fragment of an aryballos, a few fragments of bucchero with ribbing, and the base of a small painted vase.

The yellow-gray layer [beginning at a depth of c.60 cms.] contains very little pottery and no tile.  At this point, it is difficult to discern whether the large rocks which occupy meters GG-II/13 are part of a wall.  This will not be known until excavation continues in a westward direction next year.

Meters HH-II/13-16 also contains a lot of stone.  At a depth of c.1 meter, the floor level is mostly stone.

The yellow gray layer which is in the process of being of being excavated, seen to alternate between a yellow color and a gray color every 15 cms.

  • Tile count: 2 cassetti
  • Pottery count: 2 boxes


  • Find #4
  • GG-15
  • (This piece was found when a worker picked beneath the large stump which occupies meters FF-GG/15-16).  it probably comes from a depth of approximately 50 cms.
  • A decorated bronze tool.
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Matthew Caras. "MC III (1979-08-01):202-207; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 23 Extension/1980, ID:391". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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