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July 20, 1979

A.M.

Work began by removing the large stump which occupied meters GG/14-15.  Workers used trowels to excavate the soil from the roots of the stump.  Several fragments of worked black ivory were found.  Some of the fragments are decorated with incised linear patterns.

Workers also continued excavation in meters GG-13.  This morning, unlike yesterday, GG-13 has produced several ivories.  Most of these ivories are burned black and some of them are incised.

Tile and plaster continue to be common while pottery continues to be scarce.

19790298

19790298
  • Find #4
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • A fragment of worked gray ivory - decorated with one incised linear pattern on one side

19790207

19790207
  • Find #12
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • A fragment of worked black ivory - preserved in two joining pieces

19790227

19790227
  • Find #16
  • GG-14
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • Two joining fragments of worked white bone - an incised herringbone pattern is preserved on one side

19790210

19790210
  • Find #26
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • A complete ivory inset.  Half-round in shape and decorated with two incised lines

19790236

19790236
  • Find #27
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • Two joining fragments of black ivory

19790219

19790219
  • Find #29
  • GG-14
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • Three joining fragments of a large piece of ivory, blue-white in color

19790180

19790180

  • Find #30
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 30 cm
  • A complete ivory sphinx
  • After cleaning, it was discovered that the sphinx is antler, not ivory

P.M.

While one worker continued to excavate the soil which is clinging to the roots of the stump which was removed this morning, three additional workers continued the excavation of meters GG-13 and FF-13.  GG-13 continues to be productive.  This morning (at approximately 11:15) a complete ivory sphinx was excavated from GG-13.  This afternoon several geometric shaped ivory insets 9many of them decorated with incision) as well as a complete fromze nail were found in GG-13.  GG-13 has a present floor level of approximately 30-35 cms in depth.

For the first time, FF-13 produced ivory - two incised fragments of worked ivory were found in GG-13 this afternoon.

It should be noted that three fragments from the wing of a terracota statue were excavated from GG-13.

19790297

19790297
  • Find #1
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • A fragment of worked black ivory - possibly incised

19790299

19790299
  • Find #5
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • A fragment of worked black ivory, incised

19790151

19790151

19790237

19790237
  • Find #9
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • Two joining fragments which form 1/2 of a worked black ivory petal

19790191

19790191

19790212

19790212
  • Find #17
  • GG-13
  • Tile layer
  • c. 40 cm
  • A worked blue-gray ivory inset - half round in shape and decorated with three incised lines

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Matthew Caras. "MC III (1979-07-20):76-103; 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. <http://opencontext.org/documents/b9a052f9-3d62-42f1-b1b7-d2fd1259e4a3>

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