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June 16, 1971

Work was continued in grid A-F 4 to a depth of max 45 cm below the excavated floor level. Pithos and tile fragments were left in situ where possible.

Thee square A4 produced a number of good bucchero fragments which were all mixed with tiles and pithos fragments. One box of tiles and pithor fragements were gathered. Starting at ca 25 cm below the excavated floor level the concentration of carbon and burnt soil increased constantly. At 45 cm. the soil was all black and covered a layer of what seemed to be pithos fragments. These were left.



Grid B-D 4 produced tiles and pithor fragments which appeared immediately below str. A. It is thus to early to tell if these fragments cover a burnt layer with carbon like that in A4.

Burnt Greek pottery-fragments of Ionic bowls- were found in addition to bucchero. The bucchero in overall of good quality with thin walls. A common decoration in horizontal lines. Coarseware is scarce.





In Grid E-F 4 the number of small finds was again considerable: 2 spindle whorls- one big, one small, and both with incised vertical lines all around the body. A fibula pin and an iron (?) object-nail? Notable pottery consisted of bucchero with a \'flower\' pattern, incised lines and dotted lines. The rim of an aryballos- Tralo- Corinthian- was found in F4. One box of tiles and pithos fragments was gathered from this section. What seems to be a long, slightly curved cover tile appeared in grid E-F 4 and this and the surounding pieces were left.

The whole trench was swept.

Two strawberry cartons of bones were collected from the cut A-F 4.

  • Supplemental find #1
  • 19711021
  • Possible human infant humerus fragment
  • Grid B4
  • Stratum D

Additional supplemental finds of bones recovered from the same bag in the magazzino as find #1; for analysis by Sarah Kansa in 2012.

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Ingrid Edlund. "IE III (1971-06-16):23-30; 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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