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July 26, 1984


Pottery: 4              Tile: 2

Unfired cover tiles in XY/73 that hadn't yet been PVA'd were brushed down and painted with 20% PVA solution.  Wormen continued excavating off those tiles to the south not yet uncovered.  These appeared more well-preserved than the burned tiles.  Newly uncovered tiles were PVA'd.

In M/84-85, work continued with mestiline and dental tools to uncover ivory and statue fragments.  There continued to be a great deal of plaster disintigrated in the soil and in chunks.  The heavy burn layer continues to the north and west near the column base.  Little material from this area was burned, except for ivory and some pottery. Some ivory, including a worked piece and several small pieces of bronze sheet and slag, were found, all from the same area.

In T/84-85, the column base uncovered yesterday was cleaned down after the swmp was removed and was in quite good condition.  The floor here too appeared to be in good condition.  Near the base in T/84-85, the floor was good to the north and west but is not yet visible to the south and east.  Statue fragments were round in this area just over the floor.  In QR/85, there may be a column base coming through the baulk.  Good floor apparently extends into the baulk around this area.

In SE/61-62, the column base has stones badly chipping away and very badly worn floor around it with possibly no floor or plaster to the south.  These meters are moving off the hill so erosion is probably to blame.

The starked cover tiles in YZ/57-58 started to be lifted to be taken down to be put together.



Work continued lifting the pithos base and side to bring down to the magazzino.

In M/84-85, work continued cleaning down to the plaster "floor" level with a mestalina.  Small pieces of bronze were again found.


  • Find #3
  • YZ/57-58
  • Cover tile stack


  • Find #4
  • YZ/57
  • Complete profile of a pithos


  • Find #5
  • MT/83-88
  • Fineware rim fragments
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Abbey Collins. "AC II (1984-07-26):28-43; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1984, ID:117". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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