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July 22, 1987


The large chunks of plaster which have been collected so far form the heavy plaster packing just above the tile fall and also from around  the tile fall ere divided into three groups. One goup consisted of bery ligth weight, whitish chunks which were quite crumbly in texture. The chunks from this group exhibited some kind of finished surface. This surface was rarely flat. Often it was more lumpy as though it had been handpatted. Other chunks exhibited a flat edge or a curved edge. Four cassette of this white plaster with some finished surface were placed in a pile by the regular T/26 tile, pithos, and plaster dumps. These plasters will be kept separate to further determine concentration. Add the plaster were all photographed.

The second group of plaster was white but with no finished surfaces. Also in this group were plaster chunks that also had no real finished surfaces (except for the occassional reed impression) but were far more pink in color and much heavier

in weight and denser in texture, 12 cassette of these more amorphous pieces were put in a pile by the others.

The third group of plaster was the aforementioned very dense pink plaster with one or more flat edges or which were deemed unusual or representative were listed as finds. 4 cassette total of pink plaster with a flat edge or/and reed marks were put in a pile.

Almost all of this plaster came from the area directly around the heavy tile fall in J-G/90-92 wiht perhaps 15% from the other meters.

In J-G/89-88 the soil of hte 80-85 cm the soil was more browning and claylike than to the east. Rocks are visible in K/J but only a few tiles moving north on the floor of the cut. Some vitrified material was found here as well as some carbon in the soil. Notably two frags of female hair come from this level though there were very few frags of

terracotta removed from here. Only about 1/2 cassette of mastly very worn small bits of terracotta were from this brown soil. About 1 latte box of mixed pottey was found inlcuding a nice bucchero base. A few frags of bone came from here also. O note were two frags of what appeared to be Ionic bowl, one of which seemed to have a red stripe.


  • Find #10
  • M/98
  • 30cm brownsoil wiht a little carbon
  • bronze stud with iron nail


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Abbey Collins. "AC VII (1987-07-22):226-241; Wednesday from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1987, ID:433". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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