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July 26, 1985


We continue to remove the tile, plaster, rocks, pithos fragments and pottery from the tile concentration in m-N 91-92, and we dig to floor level in m-P. 91 to the north of the great stump as we deepen the trench in N-P 92 reaching a depth of 30cm. In m-N 92 we remove a great deal of tile often in large pieces and of plaster-including not only large pieces with reed impressions, the most important being no.4, but also a few very large, amorphous pieces. The area also yields the large "brick," no. 2 (cf no.5, from low in the stump in N 90). The soil over the floor is a dark burn soil, and in O 90 we find a seemingly very well-preserved column base. The floor rises northward and under the stump in N 90 it rises abruptly in a low, ragged step. In O 92 we note a particular concentration of pithos wall fragments.

In R 92 we complete the "floor level" cut, to 15cm, and dig a bit into 93 to expose the remainder of the column bases. Here we find a good deal of pottery; today's total 3 latte boxes.

We complete our examination of the season's pithos fragments, finding no significant joins, and dump 8 cassette of body fragments and 1 of base fragments.


  • Find # 1
  • O 92 brown plaster soil
  • Ca 20cm
  • Fragment of bucchero vessel with plastic head on interior below strap handle.


  • Find # 3
  • N 91
  • Ca. 35cm, 5-10cm over the floor.
  • Fragment, notched flange of raking sima


  • Find # 4
  • M 91
  • Ca. 20cm
  • Fragment of plaster with four preserved surfaces one with reed impressions and indicating an angle of inclination

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L. Ron Lacy. "LRL III (1985-07-26):32-37; 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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