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.
- Find #2
- T-18 H/26
- Fragment of gorgon antefix
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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