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Wednesday, July 14, 1993

A. M.

Work continued in yesterday's cut, removing I/42, to an approximate depth of 105cm.  The soil through this meter was red with inclusions of plaster and carbon.  It was noted that this reddish brown area, which has been previously noted, extends west from the middle of I/43 into I/42.  A portion of ridge pole tile (find #3) was removed from the baulk at the top of the reddish burn stratum.   A section of the west baulk was removed, as wel as 1/16 of a cassetta of tile and plaster.  Also from this area were a fragment of ridged impasato (find #1), and a bronze tack (find #2).

Baulk cleaning in H-I/47-48 produced 3/4 of a latte of pottery and bone, and 1/16 cassetta of small tile fragments.  Continued the cut from yesterday in H-I/47 into H-I/46, to a depth of about 125-130cm.  In meters H-I/46 a possible concentration of rocks was discovered and we began work defining them.  Soil throughout this area was medium brown.  2/3 of a latte of pottery and bone, and about 1/16 a cassetta of small tile and plaster fragments were removed.  A new cut was initiated in I/45-43, lowering the area to a depth of 120cm.  Soil at the top of the cut was

A. M. (Cont\'d.)

medium brown, while that from the bottom of this appoximately 15cm cut, was dark brown with frequent inclusions of carbon.  1/2 of a cassette of tile and plaster were removed with 2 1/2 latte boxes of pottery and bone.  Finds from this area include a fragment of ridged impasto (find #4), a fragment of painted creamware (#5), and a tim fragment of crucible (#6).




  • Find #3
  • I/42 West Bank
  • 88cm
  • Ridgepole tile with finished, carboned, edge, and raised cordoned ridged

A. M. (cont.)



P. M.

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Continued to remove the remaining portion of the 1 meter shelf, which consisted of the rest of I/43 and I/42, to an approximate depth of 120cm.  The cut slopes up towards the west baulk, due to the discovery of stones possibly associated with those in H/42-43.   The soil in this area was a dark brown with inclusions of carbon.  A very heavy layer of carbon was noted at the bottom of the cut.  It was also noted that several fragments of bone and bucchero were found in the heavy layer of carbon.  1/6 of a cassetta of tiel fragments and 2 1/2 latte boxes of pottery were removed, along wiht a few small flakes of bronze,.  Find from this area include two fragments of painted pottery (#7 and #7), a small bronze tack (#9), the shaft of a bronze nail (#11), an unusual fragment of bone (#12) was discovered with the nail shaft, and a fragment of lateral sima (#8).

The stones in HI/46 were defoned and left in place, and work progressed westward, in order to examine the extent of these stones.  Soil was medium brown.  1/4 late ox of bone and pottery and a few small fragments of tile were removed with a few small fragments of bronze.

P. M. (cont.)

Bawlk trimming in I/45-43 produced a few small flakes of bronze, and about 15-20 small pieces of tile, and an equal number of bone and pottery fragments.





P. M.

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Michael Smith. "MS I (1993-07-14):17-28; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 22 West Extension/2001, ID:483". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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