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Tuesday- 10 July 1984

Morning:

Tile - 5

Pottery - 5

Photographs were taken of RS-59-61.  In MNO-83 the cut was continued to a depth of 55-60 cm.  The column base was cleared and appeared well preserved.  Of the one cassetta of tile and small plaster fragments recovered serveral showed evidence of heavy burning and warping.  There was also some burnt pottery and plaster and scattered carbon and slag in the soil.  The soild at this level included a lot of disintegrated plaster and was light and dry and brown.  Pottery included lots of impasto with some fineware and bucchero fragments.

In O-74 the level was brought to 70 cm below surface and 10-15 cm above the T-26 floor and tile fall level.  At 60 cm a soil change went from brown soild with little terracotta, plaster or pottery to a brownish green soil with a lot of plaster, tile and pottery and burned material in the soil.  One box of pottery was mostly impasto with a little bone and bucchero.  Some was burned.

In alpha beta-59-61 more tile was lifted - almost all was heavily burned and warped.  Much was vitrified.  Only a couple pieces of pottery came from here.  None was burned.  This area includes parts of alpha beta-59 and 60.  There was a lot of slag in small pieces in the soil but no real burn material.

In Y-2-58-57 work continued clearing down to floor level.  Of about

one half box of pottery some was bucchero and fine ware but most was impasto and coarseware.  About one cassetta of tile and plaster pieces came from this brown soil.  Little was burned.  There was no burn in the soil.

In RS-59-61 the area with tile and the red burn was further cleaned down and defined for photographing.  From the surrounding brownish soil came much less pottery and tile than int he reddish area.  Then the area was begun to be cleared down to the floor level throughout the cut (RW-59-61), 1 m. here.  Immediately fineware and bucchero fragments including more fluted bowl fragments turned up.  This red area remained under and around the tiles.  Several pieces of pithos came from this area - about one half cassetta.  Some of this had burn on one side.  There was also some heavy burn material and vitrified material in the soil.

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Afternoon:

Tile -

Pottery -

The afternoon was spent clearing off the floor in X-Y-63-67 and PQ-77-78.  Work was also done around the column base in O-83 to the floor.  To the south floor was reached with plaster and tile left "in situ" over it next to the column base.  Pottery and tile were insignificant.

In Y-2 - 5857 work was done clearing around the covertile which appeared to rest directly on the floor.

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Abbey Collins. "AC I (1984-07-10):198-207; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1984, ID:117". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/e86d4c70-8124-4f70-8d92-b7de0cd37476>

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