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Friday, July 23


Began to remove soil from material that lies on the trench floor of the well aperture.  Working slowly, material is uncovered by using the mestalina and left in situ for subsequent drawing.  On the trench floor numerous pieces of ceramic are visible, including more pieces of a bucchero* vessel (see p. 89, and that day's entry) and also fragmetns of an orangeware vessel (see p. 83).

No material was recovered this morning.

*This "bucchero vessel" was found to be a buccheroid impasto vessel upon examining its biscuit.  (see p. 89 & 153)


Plan of material layout on trench floor drawn by architect (see p. 140).

Photos taken (see p. 142).  Elevations recorded.

Began to remove all material that was defnied in this morning's work and had been drawn and photographed.  Found a courseware vessel fragment (Find #1), a fragment of orange-ware vessel spout (#2), an orangeware vessel base (#4), a painted orangeware handle (#6) and other painted fragments (#5), and and impasto rope handle (#3).  These finds were lying at a depth of approximately 293-307 cm b.s. (Datum point is 27 cm above ground level).  Also in today's work, 1 piece of plaster, 1 piece of grey ware, 2 pieces of bucchero,  9 pieces of terracotta, 10 pieces of coarseware, 20 pieces of orange ware, and

roughly 67 fragments of impasto ceramic were recovered (comprising an entire latte box for the impasto alone).


  • Find #1
  • N 3.57/W 12.68
  • 293 cm b.s.
  • coarseware bowl fragment (see Find #4, p. 137)


  • Find #2
  • N 3.39/W 12.68-12.78
  • 300 cm b.s.
  • orangeware vessel spout fragment


  • Find #3
  • N 3.70/W 12.80
  • 299 cm b.s.
  • impasto rope handle
  • *joins with Find 3 & 5, p. 163.


19990098 19990098
  • Find #4
  • N 3.47/W12.95
  • 301 cm b.s.
  • orangware vessel base fragment
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John B. Beeby. "JBB II (1999-07-23):138-145; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 42/1999, ID:366". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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