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July 1, 1983

A.M.

  • Tile: 4
  • Pottery: 6

Pieces thought to be part of find #12, p. 253 (the terracotta horse's leg fragment) were lifted from meter T-64 with metaline.  The rest of this area remained too moist to dig.

Work commenced in meters X,Y,Z-59 and alpha-beta-gamma-62-61 with pick and then removal of the loosened soil with metaline.  The "floor" remained beneath the soil in these meters.  In X,Y,Z-59, the "floor" is well preserved and lies at ~60 cm in depth.  In X,Y-59, resting upon the "floor," a complete cover tile was uncovered.  Note also that this cover tile rested with its flanges up, and pointed in approximately north-south orientation.  Also, light yellow soil was present just above the floor in X,Y-59.  The soil containedm uch plaster and plaster-like material.

Meters Z,alpha-62-61 were excavated to "floor" with metalina and pick.  Some damage occurred to the "floor" here during the removal of stumps earlier.  Also, a number of roots have penetrated the "floor" in these meters.  It is important to note that the "floor" in Z,alpha,beta-62,61 is badly burnt to a black color and is not as durable as the orange "floor" in other meters.  A stump previously removed rested above this black "floor."

Meters beta-gamma-62,61 also were begun to be excavated to "floor" level with pick and metalina.  Here the floor lies at 15-20 cm in depth, due to the slope of the hill's surface, which drops as one proceeds south.

The tile layer in alpha,beta-60-59 continued to be cleaned down with metalina.  Note also that adjacent to the stump in Z-63, a large tile fragment (pan tile) was exposed in meter Z-62.  This tile was left in place and apparently lies upon the floor.

A complete pot profile was recovered from meter alpha-60.  The fragments of this pot were scattered throughout this meter and were not localized all in one spot.  The vessel fragments lie above soil which was ~2-3 cm from the "floor."

Generally, the soil above the floor was light in X,Y,Z-61-59 and darker in alpha,beta,gamma-61-62.  Carbonized wood was present as small specks and occasionally in large chunks.  Plaster was present as well as some pieces of amorphous bronze.

19830102

19830102

19830051

19830051

19830089

19830089

19830032

19830032

19830099

19830099
  • Find #13
  • R-gamma/59-71
  • Found in cleaning
  • Painted, everted lip fragment from an Ionic bowl
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Mark Tobey. "MT VIII (1983-07-01):260-275; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1983, ID:116". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/b7b1b9c3-378a-44fa-91e9-1fd0922bb7ef>

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