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Daily Log

Rectangle 8

July 22, 1971

Work was continued in grid C 3-4.  The continuation of the pise wall was ascertained throught the cut.  There is only a small strip visible of the white outer coating which was noticed in R7 and R8, A-B 4.  Instead, the heavily burnt red soil which appears above the white plaster in grids A-B 4 ( see p. 156) here seems to rest immediately on the stone foundation which was traced in C4.

In grid C 3-4 str. D rests immediately on a layer of uneven bedrock (?).  Small pockets of grey soil between the stones- no finds.

Excavated depth of grid C 1-4.  E 25+ 10 (=25 stone ledge to upper wall)

W 40 cm

S 35-40 cm

ledge of eastern foundation wall projects ca. 30 cm from uppermost layer of wall.  Seemingly only one layer of stones, resting on soil mixed with terracotta frags.

For catalogue entries and photographs, see book 4, p. 17

Deposit found within area of carbon 30 x 50 cm in grid C3 (reaching info C2):

23 spindle whorls (16 large, 7 small)

amber? button-like plaque

3 "buttons" ivory ( 19710666

, 19710667
, 19710668
. See p. 29, book 4 )

1 Italo-Corinthian skyphos- very fragmentary. 19710293

(book 4 p. 29)

8 curved slivers

7 triangles (larger than the ones found previously)

17 petals ( see book 4 p. 30 for 19710707

, 19710710

12 round studs 6 small sticks

20 square plaques ( 19710670

) See book 4 p. 30

1 long heavily burnt bone (?) 19710866


This deposit, within the grids C2 and C3 appeared very suddently in str. D.  It consists of a square of pure carbon in the form of powder and chunks.  Mixed

TR 8 C2-C3 (D) see p. 176

The 12 round sticks, when restored, formed three bone implements.


  • Find 1
  • R8 C2-C3
  • Stratum D
  • Bone cosmetic implement


  • Find 2
  • R8 C2-C3
  • Stratum D
  • Bone cosmetic implement


  • Find 3
  • R8 C2-C3
  • Stratum D
  • Bone cosmetic tool


  • Find 4
  • R8 C2-C3
  • Stratum D
  • Bone cosmetic tool

with this carbon are the fragments listed above.  They are all burnt and very fragible.  The spindle whorls seemed to appear in groups of at least four or five lying on top of each other.  The deposit was excavated from west to east.  The frist item to be lifted was the skyphos which was slying on its side and was completely crushed.  From there we approached the center and lifted the spindle whorls and the ivory objects.  The curved object which is indicated on the sketch drawing on p. 174 seems to be a bone which is burnt and very fragile.


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Ingrid Edlund. "IE III (1971-07-22):172-177; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro Rectangle/Tesoro Rectangle 8/1971, ID:286". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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