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We work in AG-X BB 1-2 and in agger 11 proper digging along east-west trench for a profile drawing including the fossa in quadrants F-D 9-15 for a narrower trench in F-E.

In AG-X we dig slowly reaching only mid 2, since we encounter an unusually high concentration of carbonized seeds (#s 1 and 2) as well as other carbonized material (# 3).  This swath of cut 5 is only ca. 70cm wide, conforming to the dark burn soil which lies alongside the remaining section of the rock-fall/packing lifted long ago ( see sketch # 1 p. 4 ) and now extends to mid 0 ( see sketch # 6 p. 8 ).  Pottery is frequent and includes a good deal of heavy coarseware and of bucchero (note # 5 in particular) in addition to the dominatny and sometimes good impasto.  We find 2 pieces of bronze and several pieces of bone, also a little tile (including # 4) and plaster in large chunks.

In AG 11 we remove dumped earth and a tile dump then dig the topsoil away to a depth of ca. 40cm, finding a little pottery (ca. one-eighth carton).

In the last bit of our cut in AG-X we find burn intensified to black below and thinned to yellow, nearly empty soil above with the former rising.


  • Find # 1
  • AG-X BB1-0
  • Burn
  • Carbonized Seeds.  Beans and Peas


  • Find # 2
  • AG-X BB1
  • Cut 5
  • Carbonized Seeds, barley


  • Find # 5
  • AG-X BB 1
  • Cut 5
  • Bucchero rim fragment from cup with ribbed body

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L. Ron Lacy. "LRL I (1980-07-25):320-325; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 11/1980, ID:417". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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