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Wednesday July 6, 1994


After a few days' break and consideration of Gantz' and Hare's trenchbooks, the trench was reexamined.

In the south baulk there is a layer of topsoil approximatly 15cm deep.  It overlies a light brown layer with stone inclusions from gravel size to fist size.  This layer continues doen to the present bottom of the cut (80cm).

In the southwest corner there is a slightly less stoney area that begins approximatly 30cm from the surface.  This layer is not even but tapers off sharply.

In the west baulk of the cut the stoney layer is visible in the southwest but tapers very sharply.

The remainder of the soil is a uniform brown and does not have many stone inclusions.  This soil may weel be Gantz' backfill.

This uniformly brown soil is visibly for a few centimenters in the north baulk.  The remainder of the soil is a medium brown (slightly lighter in clolor than the supposed fill of T-6b) with large stone inclusions, particularly in the northwest corner.

Thus it appears that the east baulk of T-6b is visible in the north baulk near the 23cm mark.  The T-6b cut is not visible in the south baulk, however, because it was not perpindicular to the south wall of the Upper Building but ran at an angle to it.

In deciding where to excavate in the estern part of the trench the tree roots posed the largest problem.  Thus the H/20-22 meters will be excavated but the I/20-22 meters will remain unexcavated because of the roots.  Rather than look for the west edge of T-6b, the entire area wil be excavated.

Of particular interest at this point is whether Gantz excavated T-6b down through the burn layer.  His original notes (TGIII pp.37-45) indicate that he might have, at lerast in the southern end of the trench.

As H/20-22 was excavated , the pottery from H/20 was saved seèeratòu frp, H/21-22.  We were curious whether the soil from H/21-22 (which was assumed to be backfill) would yield a different amount of pottery from H/20 (assumed o be stratified soil).  The assumed backfill actually yielded more tile and pottery.  The pottery from the two areas was combined into one box.

tile= 1/4 cassetta

pottery= 1/3 litre late box


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Alison Griffith. "AG II (1994-07-06):49-55; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 25 North Extension/1994, ID:107". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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