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As very little actual excivations took place in the Southern Flank Area, only locus material recovery amounts and percentages will be given. All material from the two trenches dug will be laid out on a table in the magazzino for further study next year, where more excavation is planned for the area. Profiles will not be drawn at this time.

All material from other clearing efforts in the South Flank area, approximately 2 1/2 latte boxes, was discarded as it had come either from eroded walls and baulks, or baulk trim.


This season's work in the South Flank further clarified the orientalizing foundation underlying the archaic building in the area of R13, 14, 15.

Several new foundation stones were revealed in the north wall; farticularly in meters E140, S20; E143-144, S20-21. Due to the abrupt end of the excavation season, beacuse of rain, it is still not clear wheather the stones indicated on the plan (see page (page number missing) ) at the farthest western extention of this wall are a continuation of the building's foundations.

Work in meters E140-148, S28-30 revealed the lower coursings of the south wall of the orientalizing structure, and its southeast corner (see plan, page (page number missing) ).

The overall dimensions of the building as they are now understood are 19.35m x 9.30m (E-W x N-S). Thus far there seem to be two rooms of unequal dimensions; the eastern most 4.5m x 7m, the western 9.5m x7m.

It was also discovered that R14 is subdivided by another archaic wall (see plan). West of tis wall remains unexcavated strata. In 1968 T. Gantz (BK III) sectioned through this wall, towards the west, (meters E138-139, S26-27). This was cleaned and straightened, and it seems that the section (see page (page number missing) ) reveaks a floor level of the orientalizing structure with a burnt stratum directly above.

Both these layers are below the archaic wall in this area. Also, it should be noted that this possible floor layer seems similar to the white soil, Locus 5, revealed in meter E140, S21, which is just inside the north walls of the building. There is approximately a 9-10cm difference in the elevation of these two layers.

Supplemental Finds

#1 Decorated Impasto

#2 Forno Fragment (?)

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Alexis M. Christensen. "AMC V (1996-08-01):72-95; Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro South Flank/Tesoro South Flank 0/1997, ID:355". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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