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July 17, 1987


work continued clearing out all the material still in the second cut (40-55cm) in 86-88/G-I. Th soil reflected what must have been a dump for some other area on the site. It was loose and light grayish with a fair amount of disintegrated plaster in it. Not much other material turned up here. A few pieces of terracotta and plaster were recovered and a couple frags of pottery. However moving northwards towards the stump into O/88 a soil change occured.The soil became more densely packed, darker brown in color with more various material in it. About 3/4 cassetta of 60% plaster, 40% tile was removed and 1 1/2 boxes of mixed pottery.

To the east in 90-92/G-I work continued clearing plaster and brown soil down to expose large frags of tile. In generally very little other material come out of the heaviest plaster packing over these tiles. However in brown soil with plaster in it just above the packin and around the area with pithos, rocks and tile frags a goodly number of fineware and other frags were found. The pithos base

and the material around it was lifted. Also from this brown soil came a small piece of black ivory. From the combined plaster and brown soil layer came 1 1/4 cassette of tile, a few frags of pithos. A little more than a box of mixed pottery come from the browner soil.

In N-D/91-92 more floor was uncovered. In this area the floor was still deteriorated. It reflected the rise of the floor along the southern edge. Very little material came from here.

Floor also continued to be uncovered in the area around T-85. No further sima was found here and little else today.

Also in Y/76-77 floor continued to be exposed, primarily to the east with good floor being found. Two beaten frags of redware and a couple of frags of ceramic and terracotta were also found.


  • find #6
  • G 88
  • 60-75 cm below datum
  • female antefix hair fragment


Work continued dropping GH/86-89 down to about 55cm. Soil remained mostly dumpsoil except right around the stump in GH/90-91 where fineware and terracotta was found including a large frag of a bucchero fooded bowl. There was one cassetta (75% plaster) of tile and plaster as well as one box of pottery removed. Several small frags of pithos were found as well as as tiny bit of bronze. The tiel fall in 90-92 was further cleaned down. A lot of plaster was removed but very little of the upper tile frags and no pottery. Plaster was divided up into light, white with flat edges, flat heavy orange plaster with reek marks and small pieces with no edges.Photos were taken to document amounts. Photos were taken of the tile fall also.


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Abbey Collins. "AC VII (1987-07-17):200-211; Friday from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1987, ID:433". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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