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July 27, 1971

  • D-F/27-28: 2 boxes of tiles
  • D-F/23: 1 1/2 boxes of tiles

Work going on in grids D-F/28-27, D-F/31 (tracing more statue fragments), and D-F/23.

Work continued in D-F/28 going down to ab. 40 cm below ground surface.  Tile layer thinning out quickly in west part of D-E/28, where the hard small-stone pack dominates, and as has already been observed in profile continues far deeper down.  Stonepack less distinct and much looser, containing more earth in F/28, but no veritable tile layer here.

Earth removed also in grids D-F/27.  D/27: hard and compact stone fill,

thinning out towards north, but still clearly observable.  Same depth reached as area to the east.  1/3 of a cassetta filled with possible statue fragments from D-F/28.

Tracing of statue fragments continued towards east in grids D-F/31; level reached the same = ca. 40 cm below surface ground.

D/31: hard and compact fill of small stones and earth, ab. 15 cm thick; under that, a layer ca. 10 cm thick of yellowish rather dry soil devoid of stones and tiles.  Under that (depth ca. 35-40 cm), a not very thick tile layer, continuing somewhat westwards into E/31, where tile and possible statue frags occur among the stones in the pack sloping down to a lower level here.  F/31 rather devoid of both distinct

stone pack and tiles, but here some other finds.

Pottery and bones scarce over whole area D-F/27-31 down to ca. 40 cm depth.

Extension of distinct tile layer and/or stone fill indicated on plan ( ), as well as position of concentrated statue frags.

Further fragments of statue don\'t seem to occur in any concentration in this area down to dug level.




  • Find #3
  • T-18 F/28
  • Bronze pin





D-F/23:  This area was photographed Monday 26.  Now we go down ab. 15 cm starting from north where the thin layer of pezzatti of tiles covering D/23 and part of E/23 is lifted.  This layer is very thin, hardly more than ab. 7 cm.  Seems to lie right above,

or reaching a bit into, a thin yellow layer showing off in profile wall towards D-E/22.  Soil in D/23 and south part of E/23 of different, changing colors: yellowish, reddish, grayish, small amount of carbon.

Fragment of gorgon hair among tile pezzetti in D/23.

Soil under tile layer interspersed with tiles and stones, as north of tile layer zone, where stones and tiles, loosely interspersed in the soil, seem to continue downwards.

Earth consistency the same, but no color changes: "damp," yellowish-brownish mixed with carbon.  This is the stratum that shows up as dug surface in certain spots on photo on p. 86 .  Seems to be the same as lowest stratum found in G-J/23 dug earlier.





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Eva Rystedt. "ER I (1971-07-27):96-111; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 18/1971, ID:70". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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