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May 15, 1990


Rained previous PM. Wettened surface of ,eters K-L(M)/69 shows that areas without hard rock numerous discoloured spots - ranging in colour from light grey to yellowish grey. These spots areevidence of very shale-like stone which decompeses in the soil - and can can appear as fine as ash.

tile - 1/8 cassetta

potttery - 6 frags

M-N/63, Surface soil cut taken to c. 10-15cm bs humus layer larger stump at intersection of M-N/62-63. Many roots and some large rocks (head sized 1/2). Tile small and worn. Three pieces of impasro. One modern iron nail. Cut extended to L/63 in PM.


tile - 1/6 cassetta

pottery - 3 frags

L/69-70, cut started in Am and extended to L/69-70, most tile came in from 69 and this also relates to soil difference. 69 is light-medium brown with yellowish-red hue. 70 preserves colouring from above layers - medium-brown with bgreyish hue. This may relate to noticeable dip in mixed tile/plaster layer in 70 as observed from the baulk denoting the southern extent of arment trench.

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Nathan Meyer. "NM III (1990-05-15):55-58; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1990, ID:137". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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