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July 27, 1987


Excavation continued in LM/78-81 in preparing the final cut for photograph and stratigraphic analysis.  The level was completed to ca. 115 cm below surface. The soil was dark brown, moist and interspersed with flecks and larger pieces of carbon.  Rocks and stones continued to be found throughout, as well as extensive quantities of bone.  Tile is abundance in this layer, but plaster pieces are not. The tile fall in L/80-81 was lifted.  Found amoung the tiles was bone and various pottery types-orange ware, bucchero, and coarseware. Much carbon seemed to be under each tile lifted, with the exception of those stacked directly on top of each other.  Two rocchetti, one with a stamped design were found in the dark brown, moist soil in L/78.  In the vicinity, were many pieces of bone and pottery of all types, including pithos and bucchero.

Very little of the pottery recovered was fineware.  The most frequent fabric was bucchero, along with orangeware, yelloware, and redware.

Shaving of the trench walls was begun, in order to better define the stratigraphy.




Excavation continued in L/78-81, completing the last level.  Finds were limited to bone and assorted pottery.

When the north baulk of the trench was straightened out, two pieces of ivory inlay were found, one with a guilloche and one iwth a meander (L/79).  Otherwise no finds can be recorded.

When the eastern edge of the trench was cleaned down, an impasto slingstone showed up.  It is very small and cracked. A small piece of bronze was also recovered from the side of the trench, in L/81.






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Alexandra A. Carpino. "AAC I (1987-07-27):58-61; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1987, ID:126". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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