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July 18, 1988


The cut in G-H/68-70 was extended to a depth of ca. 45-50cm.  The soil was dark brown in color and cotnained many small rocks.  Beginning at a depth of ca. 45cm, the rocks in the cut started to increase in both size and concentration.  One cassetta of worn tile and a few fragments of coarse pottey and bone were discovered in the cut.

The rock pack in E-F/68-70 was cleaned and photographed.  Following photography, the rocks began to be lifted.  Work in the area was due to both the size and number of the rocks.  One quarter cassetta of small, but well preserved fragments of tile were discovered from among and beneath the rocks.  No pottery was found.

A third cut was taken in meters A/68-70 to a depth of 40-45cm.  The soil was light brown in color

and contained sporadic concentrations of yellow, disintegrated plaster and carbon.  These concentrations of plaster and carbon were more frequent in meter A/68 where an additional piece of misfired covertile and numerous clay "waster" fragments were discovered.  These clay fragments are generally very small in size and amorphous in shape.  They may perhaps be excess "shavings" removed during tile production and indicate the presence of terracotta production in the area.  Similar amorphous pieces were discovered in 1984-5 in T-25 during excavation of the western end of the southeast building.  The misfired covertile fragment and additional samples of the clay pieces were brought down to the magazzino.  One quarter cassetta of small pieces of worn tile and one half of a box of mixed pottery and bone were found in the cut

in A/68-70.



The rock pack in meters E-F/68-70 continued to be removed.  A great number of large rocks were taken out, revealing many well preserved pieces of tile underneath.  It is still too early to determine the depth to which the rock extends.  The soil around the rocks was dark brown in color and of a very loose consistency.  One cassetta of both large and small fragments of well preserved tile and one quarter of a box of mixed bone and pottery were discovered in the rock pack.

The cut in A/68-70 was extended to a depth of ca. 50-55cm.  The soil was light brown in color and contained some concentrations of disintegrated plaster and carbon.  In addition, a few more clay "waster"

fragments were discovered in A/68.  A few, heavily worn pieces of tile were found in the cut.  No pottery was removed.

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Abbey Collins. "AC III (1988-07-18):126-135; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 27/1988, ID:144". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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