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July 22, 1968


The heavy concentration of pottery continued.  Moreover, the stones at 7.70 m N became a rough foundation wall varying in thickness from 55 to 90 cm and slanting diagnoally across the trench.

As the burnt stratum was taken down further, it became clear that it assumed a different pattern on each side of the wall.  To the south, it extended down below the level of the stones to about 160 cm and contained heavy amounts of broken pottery, as mentioned.  But to the north, after rising over the stones, it stopped at a level even with the top of the stones and contained almost no pottery.  The trench thus seems to have cut into a house and the dump area flanking it.  The southern end of the trench also contained large amounts of bone,

Additional finds from Tesoro Trench 6A


  • Find 1
  • Gorgon antefix fragment


  • Find 2
  • Pottery frag. with inscribed star


  • Find 3
  • Worked antler with notches

especially teeth, boars\' tusks, and cut horns of several different varieties.

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Timothy Gantz. "TG III (1968-07-22):35-37; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 1 Test 9/1968, ID:379". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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