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June 24, 1998


Work continued removing the last of the backfill in the area of last year's excavations, meters E136-139/S25-28.  The plastic was then removed.  The baulks were cleaned of backfill and erosional soil.  3 fragments of ceramic and 3 small bits of terracotta were recovered.  The ceramic fragments were taken to the magazzino.

The deep sounding trench that was dug in S26/E136-137 beneath the orientalizing floor was partially cleaned.  Several of the surrounding baulks had been compacted and some soil had collapsed.  In cleaning this soil up, an impasto finial (#1) was recovered.  Its exact stratigraphic position could not be ascertained, but it is certain that it came from beneath the orientalizing floor.

Following the clean-up of last year's excavations, the area immediately to the north was gridded out in preparation for excavation.  Grid points were set out along S21 from E136-139 with the transit shooting from PC6.  The area of the trench was then laid out by triangulation.  The area to be excavated this season falls within

meters of E136-140/S23-24 and is bounded by the northern and western walls of R14.  For the time being, only meters E138-139/S23-24 will be excavated.

The datum point was re-established.  The same datum that was used during the previous two seasons will be used again this season.




Depths were taken in meters E136-140/S23-24 and the average surface depth is 27-30 cm b.d.  This level is consistent with that left by previous excavation in R14, and should be consistent to the level of the archaic floor level.

A shallow cut, approximately 5 cm deep, was begun on the sotuhern side of E138-139/S24.  Approximately 70 cm of meter S24 were removed.  This soil was thickly matted with roots of grass and, as such, was similar to topsoil.  The soil was greyish-brown in color.  This soil has been designated Locus 30.

(It should be noted that the system of locus designation will be continued from last season.)

8 fragments of ceramic, 1 bone fragment, and 23-25 small, worn fragments of tile were recovered.

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Alexis M. Christensen. "AMC VII (1998-06-24):70-75; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro South Flank/Tesoro South Flank 0/1998, ID:406". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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