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July 28, 1987


The tile fall continued to be lifted in G-K/88-92. As before the stratigraphy remained the same. A black burn layer was found underneath a tile and plaster layer. In some areas, particularly in G-H/89-90 and visible in the north portion of the tile fall a browny grey soil underlay the black burn.

In JK/87 a small area whcih had been left at a height of about 45 cm was lowered down to the rock fill level of 70-75 cm to remove a large fragment of pantile and a covertile width which showed blackening. In H-J/89-92 the fall continued to be excavated down with the rock fill layer. In H-I there remained about 10-20 cm of burned and brown-grey soil beneath the excavated tiles which will be removed down to the rockfill layer if time permits. A number of tiles with widths, marks and letters were found this morning – see finds. Very little ceramic and bone was found.

Additionally more clearing around the area where the probably column bae in PQ/92-93. Very little evidence of the base was found but a small fragments of what may

be some sort of matal ore and a covertile with a possible letter fragments preserved. Neither were found on the floor.


  • Find #5
  • J/87
  • ~80 cm, tile and plaster layer
  • Flange with prints – stored in T-26 1987 A. Collins Representative Pottery Box I 31 July 1987 – A. Collins




  • Find #19
  • J/87
  • 70cm
  • Tile + plaster layer
  • Full Width w/ fingerprint pantile








The tile dall continued to be lifted and the area cleared down. Little material exceopt for tile was found.

Note: There was some discrepancy in page numbering between p. 37 and this page. I continued to use the standard system of skipping pages but numbering them all. his this page is 53.


Photos of tile fall in G-L/86-92.


The final clearing of the tile fall in G-L/87-92 took place. Almost no material outside of tile, plaster (2 cassette) and a box of bone was removed.




  • Find #1
  • Found in clearing
  • G-L/86-92
  • Pan tile w/ letter
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Abbey Collins. "AC VIII (1987-07-28):26-55; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1987, ID:433". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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