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July 17, 1991


Clearing with mestaline and brushes continued in meters J-K/11.  The soil in these meters consisted predominantly of "flaky" galestra and contained no material.  The soil in the northernmost portion of meters J-K/11, however, was grey-brown in color with many small roots.  Only one pieces of impasto pottery was discovered in the grey-brown soil.  Clearing with brushes and mestaline continued in meters J-K/15 and the southern edge of meter K/15.  The soil in meters J-K/14 consisted of both "near" galestra and "true" galestra and contained no material .  The soil along the southern edge of meter K/15 was light grey brown in color with

some small rocks.  No material was found in the light grey brown soil.  Clearing with mestaline and brushes was also begun in the northern hal fof meters H-I/15.  The soil in this area had been previoiusly excavated to a depth of ca. 130 cm. last year.  The soil in the western half of meter H/15 consisted of a light grey-brown soil with pockets of galestra.  A few small pieces of worn impasto were discovered in the light grey-brown soil.  The soil in the southeastern portion of meter H/16 and the excavated western poritno of meter I/15 was dark brown in color with a high concentration of carbon.  This "burn" soil may represent the northernmost extensioni of the refuse

material swept or eroded down from the roasting pit above.  One box of coarseware and impasto sherds, including some burned pieces, and a few small pieces of bone were discovered in the dark brown soil.  Clearing was also extended into the northern half of meter H/14.  The soil here was dark brwon in color and of a "mattled" caste owing to the presence of pockets of carbonized wood, disintegrated plaster and tile.  Particularly noteworthy was the discovery of a large piece of worked antler in this meter, which was found surrounded by small pieces of vitrified tile and small chunks of carbonized wood.  In total, one half of a bag of small pieces of vitrified tile

were discoverd.  One box of coarseware and impasto sherds, including several burned pieces, and a few small pieces of bone were also found.



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Jon Berkin. "JB III (1991-07-17):169-175; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 33/1991, ID:198". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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