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July 24, 1996

A.M.

It was discovered, from the architect's work on the baseline, that our east-west grid was off by 50cm. Therefore the north-south line established along E140 (see page 9) is actually E139.5. The original grid coordinates established for the trenches in the South Flank area (i.e. with the E140 line) will be maintained for this season.

Continued work in R15 leveling down the stones on the trench floor and trimming the north-sougth baulk in the rectangle. A number of small stones were exposed in meters E146-147, S29 heavily concentrated. Pottery and tile quantities for these areas will be recorded in the afternoon.

Work was also carried out in the E140, S28 trench in meters E140-142, S28-29 with handpicks and trowels. In E142, S28-29 a number of large flat stones appeared. Work will continue here in the afternoon.

In the E140, S19 trench work wass carried out in meters E 140, S19-20, in an effort to lower this area to the rest of the trench. Work will continue here this afternoon.

A section was drawn of the western-most part of R14 (see plan, p.3) in meters E138, S26-27.

P.M.

Work was discontinued in R15 leveling the floor and defining stones due to lack of personnel. This morning's work here produced 6 pottery fragments and 8-10 fragments of plaster and terracotta.

Work was continued on the R15 baulk, to the northern end of it. The floor of the trench beside the baulk remains to be leveled. This produced 12-15 fragments of pottery and bone and 18-20 fragments of tile.

Work in the E140, S19 Trench produced 1 very full latte box of pottery and bone and 20-25 fragments of tile. The soil here was light grayish-brown, Locus 3. The area in meters E140-141, S19-20 was lowered to 70cm b.d. A large, flat stone was foubnd beneath the two already exposed, and extending further north.

Work in the E140, S28 trench produced 13-15 fragments of pottery and bone. The soil was a darkish yellow, Locus 4. The stones uncovered this morning were further defined.

Work on the western side of the Archaic wall dividing R14/15 resumed in hopes of exposing the edges of a foundation trench running perpendicularly under the wall. The northern edge was visible but the southern edge was not redily visible. This produced 8-10 fragments of bone and pottery, and 9 fragments of terracotta. This section will be drawn in.

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Alexis M. Christensen. "AMC V (1996-07-24):40-45; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro South Flank/Tesoro South Flank 0/1997, ID:355". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/d49cafce-46a3-4126-ae27-b8827c008d21>

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