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June 27, 1980


A deeper cut in the east-west strech of AG-X reveals in AA-BB the end of the yellow, white, rock infested layer, just below the top of the cut. Again, as we saw just to the north, the division is crisp, the contrast in color and texture pronouced.

What we called galestro yesterday was a continuation of the rock packing removed on the 20. and described on p. 61 . The enormous rocks still standing in the southwest corner rests on a thin later of yellow-white just over the dark soil. This deposit, then rises abruptly to the north, then again in the northeast to meet the soil under the enormous rock in 0-1 BB (which gave the painted sherds (suppra p. 137 #4) and some seeds (p. 145 #20), and perhaps again to meet the seed-bearing soil of 1 and 2 cuts ago in AA-BB 0-gamma, yet skirts the deepening rock-fall still in place in AA-BB 1-? which must continue the stones removed yesterday.

We complete the cut to AA-CC 4 and the rocks in AA-BB 1 and further east in BB-CC. Its depth varies deepening in the north and west to 30cm from 20cm in the east. This dark, almost black soil is full of charcoal, but it contains degraded yellow, red and white material only in places.

In the bottom in EE we encounter a shallow mass of burned matter of which we save the largest fragment. Bone is very frequent, with many large pieces of long, jointed bones as well as teeth and jaw fragments. About a box of tile is found as well as some plaster. Note especially the fragment #17.

Pottery is very frequent throughout this level. Heavy utility vessels and fine pieces- buff and bucchero- are well reprsenteed; more is from medium range impasto pots- usually ovoid, wide moith jars with concentricribbing at the mouth- to judge from the sherds. Note the decorative fragments # 's 8, 13 and 15. We also find the rochetto #9, a bit of bronze slag # (number missing) and a slingstone #12. Seeds continue, but in the north (#10). Note especially the pit #16.

Meanwhile digging and seiving in the cut begun theĀ  19 and 20 yields more carbonized seeds in Z AA but only west of the row of rocks here exposed; also a little pottery (for the seeds, #7). We also sieve the remaining soil from under the great rock in BB-CC 0 and find more seeds (#1) and pottery.

Finally we continue excavation of the barrow-run for T-25, now nearly find nearly a box of tile and a small amount of pottery.


  • Find #1
  • AG-X BB0
  • Burn Under Large Rock
  • Carbonized Seeds Assorted






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L. Ron Lacy. "LRL I (1980-06-27):146-155; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 11/1980, ID:417". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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