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July 30, 1980

Morning

We work in AG-11 continuing cut 3 in the fossa; in R22 continuing the "rock cut" and in T25, removing the pithos in beta-omega 12 and exposing the southern edge of the wall in E-zeta 12-15.  We also move a great rock from the face of R22 in 4-3 and clean down the wall and floor in that spot for the architect's profile.

In R22 we dig with hammer and mescolina to examine a stratigraphic distinction noted when we last dug here with pick.  In the cut and just over it we find 40-55cm down from the south wall a granular light brown soil full of flecks of pink and orange plaster - which seem indeed to be the basis of the dirt itself.  But this thins out in the south wall in D4.  This stratum is also full of carbon.  In its bottom we find chunks of plaster, especially in E4, and one of grey-white slag and a sherd as well as a hunk of orangish plaster (sample # 10) in far western D4.  At this point and to the west in D-C 3-4.  A thin layer of carbon underlies this plaster earth; it lies ca. 57-60cm down.  The grey-white slag lies in this (# 11).  East on a light burn, tan soil beginning ca. 60cm down, and underlying the carbon layer to the west as well.  This pattern applies to the area today examined: 4 C-E.

In AG 11 we continue cut 3 as far east as early E-F 11.  In about mid to late 12 the rocks subside to a few stones and pottery is more frequent.  Tile and bone are present in moderation.  There is still no sign of the fossa itself.

In T25 we dig in ca 35-40cm alongside the wall in E-delta 15-14 and 80cm out from the wall at this point.  In this soil we find the exceptionally find bronzes #s 6-9.  This strip reaches 13 and we dig north and west at a depth of 25-30cm to show the edge of the wall which curves in here strongly and reach 12, we also find a little pottery and tile and some bone.

19800157

19800157
  • Find # 1
  • AG-11 Fossa E 13
  • Cut 3
  • Tip sliced from an antler, chipped.

19800180

19800180
  • Find # 6
  • T25 Zeta 14-15
  • Cut 1
  • Fragment of bronze pin with ball head

19800151

19800151
  • Find # 9
  • T25 Zeta 14-15
  • Cut 1
  • Fragment of bronze bar with fine ribbing

Afternoon

Work in the magazzini has brought to light the following, found in cleaning:

19800183

19800183

19800139

19800139
  • Find # 2
  • T225 omega-delta 12-13
  • Cut 4
  • Buccheroid base fragment with floral stamp, lotus flower

19800228

19800228
  • Find # 3
  • Found in cleaning
  • Stamped bucchero fragment

19800229

19800229
  • Find # 4
  • Found in cleaning
  • Incised bucchero fragment

19800231

19800231
  • Find # 5
  • T25
  • Cut 3-4
  • Stamped Bucchero fragment
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L. Ron Lacy. "LRL I (1980-07-30):343-351; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 11/1980, ID:417". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/ba8aa713-e32e-4e02-a00a-f4929182e6da>

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