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July 20, 1971

Cool morning.  Work finished at 11 o\'clock because of rain.

  • Boxes of tiles: [no information given] in G-J/23-26

Work continued in grids G-J/23-26.  See above p. 29.  A layer of earth of same thickness (ab. 15-20 cm) as in G-J/23-24 was now removed in G-J/25-26, from west to east.

Levels reached below surface ground in grids K:

  • J-K/24-25 ca. 65 cm
  • J-K/22-23 ca. 80 cm

G-J/25-26:  Larger quantity of tiles than before, especially GH/26, near the profile in 26-27, where it has the aspect of a veritable tile layer, clearly visible in profile section.  Pottery scarce here.



The big stones in G-H/24-25 were removed.  Loose earth and frags of tiles under them.

In the last cut down to the lowest level reached by Erik Nielsen in 1970

in T-17 right nearby to the west, ca. 15-20 cm of soil were removed, down to a distinct hard surface ("batuto") colored light yellowish, sometimes turning reddish, with (for the most part) small black patches of carbon.  The soil of the stratum right above that "pavimento" has a different character from that found on higher levels: rather damp, light brown-yellowish, on some spots turning reddish and mixed with carbon particles.

This stratum contains few stones ( ); it is rich in tiles and pottery, esp. fineware, bucchero fragments, which did not turn up in such a quantity in any of the layers above.  We seem to have reached a "floor" level with pottery preserved on top of it, as well as fallen tiles.


  • Find #4
  • T-18 H/23
  • Buccheroid impasto (bad quality of bucchero?): lying animal (dog?) broken off at attachment (to rim?) on underside
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Eva Rystedt. "ER I (1971-07-20):32-39; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 18/1971, ID:70". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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