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Pottery Conclusion 2000

The vertical distribution of the pottery by fabric and locus concentration indicate that the majority of the fragments came from loci 1,2,3,10, 11, and 12.  Also, the horizontal distribution of pottery indicates that most of it was in the northern two meters.  Interestignly enough, the pottery was found in abundance well above the stone concentration and well below it (approximately 10-20cm b.d. below the stones), but very little around it.  Locus 1 was mostly impasto and coarseware with occasional fragments of orangeware (this distribution is prevalent in most of these loci).  Locus 2 was the same, but also had special finds: coil-made pottery (#1, SJG II, p. 29 ) and a complete profile of an archaic pottery base (#1, SJG II, p. 33 ).  Locus 3 produced approximately half the amount of loci 1 and 2 and an extremely fragmented archaic pottery base (#2, SJG II, p. 45) .  The two bases were found on opposite sides of the eastern half of the trench.

Loci 4 and 5 both had little pottery, but 1 special find came from locus 4, another archaic pottery base (#5, SJG II, p. 45 ).  The three bases are of similar fabric color and shape, though varied in size.  Locus 6 saw an increase in pottery

though curiously in the southern half of the trench instead of near the stone concentration.  One special find did break from this trend.  An archaic pottery base fragment (#3, SJG II, p. 45 ) that was found inside the "v" of the stones.  Loci 7,8, and 9 were scarce in pottery as well but locus 9 did produce a pottery side with an odd attachment (#1, SJG II, p. 59 ).  The lack of pottery in these loci may be indicative of some kind of fill soil, but it is difficult to tell until the trench is completely excavated and the results compared with T21 (ACL II).  Loci 10 and 12 both produced a significant amount of pottery as well as special finds.  From locus 10, a bucchero vessel base (#3, SJG II, p. 69 ) and from locus 12 an italo-corinthian pottery fragment with a swirl design (#1, SJG II, p. 75 ).  Locus 11 produced very little material and locus 13 produced significant amounts of terracotta and 3 ceramic special finds.  From locus 13 came 5 italo-corinthian painted pottery fragments ( #3, SJG II, p. 81 ), a tondo (#5, SJG II, p. 83 ), and a ridged bucchero rim (#8, SJG II, p. 85 )

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Scott J. Glenn. "SJG II (2000-08-06):115-118; Pottery Conclusion 2000 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 21/2001, ID:446". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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