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July 7, 1980

Morning

We continue removing the old wheelbarrow dump east of the agger, now moving south towards the wall's possible east extention. We find small amounts of pottery and still less tile. Bronze slag, however, occcurs in 3 chunks, and there is a thick, squared bronze shaft (#2). The color and contents of this dirt change, sometimes violently, in oblique striations, as one would expect amont the tile note the sima fragment #13. Most of today's tile is from here.

In the Agger Extension we contmplete Cut 3 in BB Y-Z, then in BB-CC 1-0, and begin to clear AA-CC 1-gamma down to the top of cut 5. The line od stones continues north to BB-CC in Z with a gap about halfway down. As we have noted above p. 121 , a yellowish soil with some burn material soon gives way to a heavy burn so that the stones which begin to appear in the floor are submerged in burn.

ALso as we have seen elsewhwere, pottery is concentrated around the top of this burn. This pottery is generally orange, often fairly fine, sometines coarse and very heavy. As it is typical of this burn and that of Cut 5, it is sometines burned on one side. One reconginizes sherds from the neck and shoulder of ovoid to gobular jars with offset flaring necks. Bucchero is also present and includes tiny bits of excellent sottile. Fine buffware is rare but includes # 's 5 and 12. #9 and a stem fragment in simlar fabric suggest the present of a stemmed plate.

The burn produces more seeds but not as many as the are further south. Again seeds occur only west of the row of rocks. The non-burn soil of this cut yields #12, the bronze nail #10, some bronze slag, the bone fragment #3, and numerous of the tiny snail shells noted above p. 145 #22 and 151 #6, again mostly in large clumps.

The scant tile from Cut 3 is concentrated in burn and there are some large pieces, some bone occurs. As we level out Cut 4 in 0 AA-BB we meet more rocks embedded in white matter in AA 0 but again encounter dark soil in eastern 0 which becomes burn in Z. The dark soil of 0 AA gives burned seeds including one grape pip (#17) Z AA a dense concentration of seeds (also #17), that of BB a few more (also #17).

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  • Find #12
  • AG-X BB Z
  • Cut 3. Over Burn
  • Sherd With Neck and Shoulders of a Vase (Oinochoe?)
      • Painted and with Incised Scale Pattern at the Shoulder
      • Add Joining Piece from Table (AG-X Cut 4 Yellow; See p 335 )

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Afternoon

We continue Cut 2 in AG-X AA 0-Z. The borrom of this cut is here ca 10cm from that of Cut 3, ca 80cm from the top of the northeast corner of the wall encircling Rect 22. This still burn soil yields many seeds, again primarily in southwestern AA Z, but in fair numbers elsewhere. Pottery is frequent and generally heavy and coarse or impasto, with some fine orangeware. Shapes suggested are medium and largish widemouth jars with outturned rims and a wide, in-curving bowl. Bone and tile continue in modest quantity. We reach the row of rocks in AA Z.

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  • Find #4
  • AG-X AA-BB 1-3
  • Cut 5
  • Found in Cleaning
  • Fineware sherd with rolled design (Quasi Guilloche)
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L. Ron Lacy. "LRL I (1980-07-07):156-169; 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/cf9d8222-5200-41a0-bbec-ef9907010386>

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