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June 16, 1987


The numerical coordinates were established for grids 55-59/Q-U.  Topsoil cuts were continued in Q-U/58-59.  Work was begun in grids U/57 and Q/57 as well.  All cuts are being made east to west.  A tree stump was removed from the corner of the baulk in U/69.  An attempt is being made to make the cuts correspond to the grid system.  Present baulks are slightly skewed from the grid system as established in 1987.  See diagram below.

The rocky topsoil continues to contain fragments of badly worn tiles.  Little plaster has been found.  One cassetta of tiles was filled.  Pottery is sparse - badly worn redware - a few frags only.




Baulk view of trench, looking north.

Topsoil cut was completed in 57-58/Q-U.  Tree stumps exist in 57/Q-R, 56-57/T, 58/T.  Badly worn tile and very little plaster was found.  Pottery is redware and orangeware - little is found and all is badly worn.

Second cuts, down to 35-40 cm below the surface at Q, were begun in Q/58 and T-U/59.  Large amounts of orangeware fragments, perhaps from one vessel, were found in T-U/59.  Most fragments revealed signs of poor firing.  All seem to be belly fragments - no recognizable lip, foot, or handle fragments have been found.  Not all the orangeware fragments found were lifted.  Several fragments of "creamware" were found here as well.

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Matthew Wilcox. "MW I (1987-06-16):24-29; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1987, ID:432". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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