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Friday, June 28, morning

Tile 2

Plaster 1

Pottery .66 berry

We pursue the floor around the tree in N-O 85-86, where the soil is full of plaster bits and also yields some tile and bone, both often burned, and vitrified plaster and tile.  From this area come two fang fragments (No. 1, 6), the fine sherd No. 5 and a fragment of bronze.  The gap encounterd yesterday continues westward along the north side of the tree.  It is otherwise well preserved.  Most of the small amount of pottery found, like the tile and sima fragments, comes from the northwest of the tree.  We aslo follow the floor south and east in P 87-88, down toward the yellow removing some of the tile concentration in P 88 which also yields some pottery.  In R and southern Q 86-89 a new cut is made, now with pick and yields a fair amount of tile and plaster, some badly burnt.  The soil is dark and full of roots, but changes drastically around the border of 87 adn 88.  In 88 and 89 it is black and contains some large pieces of carbonized wood, of which a sample is taken.  In 87 and 88 it is grey brown, like that commonly encountered just under topsoil and near the floor.  A moderate amount of pink, orange and yellow bits that intensifies toward the floor, with some bits of carbonized wood.  This cut produces a cassetta of tile with plaster, some burnt and distorted, also a tiny globe and two flakes of bronze.  Its extension into ! 86 produces a more intense concentration of plaster in the soil, perhaps with the absence of the stumps which dominate Q-R 86-87 and a slightly higher concentration of plaster, also the fragment of feline waterspout No. 7 and a slingstone No. 8.


  • Find #7
  • Q 86 dark root and plaster soil
  • ca. 10 cm over floor level ( exposed in P 86 )
  • fragment of feline head

Friday, 28 June afternoon

Tile 1

Plaster .5

Pottery .5 latte

We continue to dig in the tree roots over the floor in N-O 85-86 to clear the tile/rock concentration in P-Q 87-88 and to follow the floor's sharp rise southward in P 87.  The cut in Q 86 is taken 5-10 cm. down to level floor.  We also begin to remove the accumulation of tile, plaster, and heavy coarseware over the yellow in O-P 88, the material being left in a cassetta.  This includes the large pan til fragment No. 4 to permit eventual joins.  Another flat lump of terracotta or clay is removed from the floor in P 88 and bagged.  A fragment of a cover and of a pan tile is lifted from the floor in P/Q 86/87.  3 large bone fragments from Q 86-88.


  • Find #4
  • O 88 directly over bottom of burn soil over yellow
  • fragment incscribed pan tile
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L. Ron Lacy. "LRL II (1985-06-28):112-125; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1985, ID:434". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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