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July 13, 1982


The soil was still too wet to dig. Consequently, no excavation was undertaken. THe morning was spent drawing the southern section (trench wall) with bordered meters T and U, and covering meters 74-82. THe section was drawn looking south. The Eastern section was also drawn, looking east, covering meters P-T at the 82/83 border.

While cleaning the trench walls in preparation for drawing the sections, todays only find was uncovered, an iron spear head. Note that this artifact was loacted pointing to the north, halfway into the trench wall. It was located in a very red-orange type soil, intermixed with tile, plaster and animal bone, and pottery. It was found ~10cm to the east of the column base in P-80 and was apparently just above the floor in the red soil. It is not known however, just how far the floor extends into this area.

Note also that the rain storm Sunday exposed

blackened areas of the floor, apparently due to burning material or material which covered the blackened area (causing it to brun black due to lack of O2) while the surrounding area burned. These blackened areas are particularily noticeable in meters U,V,W - 78-74. One area in meter V - 76, 77 does show a distinct curving form as shown below:

and has demensions of ~30 cm. x 1.20 cm




The northern section of the trench, at the P/O border and encomposing meters 77-82 was drawn looking to the north. The eastern section of the trench was also checked against the drawing made this morning.

The moist sand covering the unfired covertiles in meters U,V,M 73-71 was brushed away with a horsehair brush. THe tiles in the small section brushed away appeared to be in very good condition and the area was recovered with sand.

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Mark Tobey. "MT VI (1982-07-13):55-59; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1982, ID:112". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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