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Wednesday, 17 July, morning

We continue to extend the 15-75 cm. cut eastward along the floor to M-N reaching western 89, eastward in O-P 90 and southward in P 90. IN M-N 88-89 a yellow layer like that encountered elsewhere over the floor is encountered but here it reaches a depth of 10 cm., with the normal brown plaster soil with some carbonized and vitrified material.  The latter, typically, produces a great deal of tile (2.5 cassette) and of plaster (.66 cassette).  The yellow also typically produces next to nothing, little more than a few sherds.  The area as a whole yields a latte box of pottery and some pieces of bone, also a latte box of thin irregular wafers of teracotta which may simply be pieces shivered from tiles, which No. 3 seems to illustrate, but at least one piece was spread accross the floor (No. 2).  The other cut too produces much tile (1.5 casette) and plaster (1 casetta) and little pottery (1+ latte) and some bone.  We also clear the floor around the tile in N 88 which gives less than .5 latte box of pottery.





Wednesday, 17 July, afternoon

Clearing the remaining 13 cm. to floor level in O 88 we find a new column base overlapped by the floor itself except to the southwest, where the floor is absent and the yellow soil is replaced by a black soil presumably saturated with carbonized material.  Clearing soil from the stump in N 88-89 we remove almost a cassetta of tile and plaster, and a few sherds.  Over the yellow soil (ca. 7.5-7 cm. up) about 5 cm. of dark plaster burn soil remains in O 88.  This yields a few tile fragments, including the fang No. 2, in all probability, and a great deal of mostly small plaster fragments (.5 casetta).  Little pottery is found.  We extend the 15-25 cm. cut in 89M-N which yields nearly 2 cassette of tile and .5 cassetta of plaster and 1 latte box of pottery.

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L. Ron Lacy. "LRL II (1985-07-17):220-229; 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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