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July 26 Monday - AM only

Work beganm with the cleaning of the newly exposed cross-section of the feature, and the removal of the fill from its center - it appears from present observatiopn that the central hole in the feature seems to "drift" somewhat towards the north the deeper it gets, althought the outer contours of the feature are relatively uniform in appearance.  Fill in the upper, approx 50cm of the hole consisted of some large stones and many more smaller stones, and finally only very thick, wet clay with a few coarse sherds and animal bone fragments.

The bottom of the feature proved its identity as a well, since water began to seep into the hole from the north just when the thin orange layer of clay, that covers bedrock in this area, had been...

...reached - there is still clay in the bottom of the well, but bedrock was not struck by its original builders.  Clearly, it was a source of water running off the bedrock which slopes down from the north.

Finds sent down

  • 1 small cassetta of sherds, those from bottom 50 cm, including



  • Also one rochetto - fragment from bottom clay

Final count of plaster fragments, nondescript and small, from well - 2 strawberry cartons full: the fragments were found throughout the feature center, with very tiny chips of plaster found even in the bottom 50cm.

Well - final rough measurements pending architect's sections and drawing -

Top exposed to galestra in trench to top of stones in Western side of present cross-section - 2.50 m

To bottom of center of well from stones in exposed cross-section - 1.23 m

* Depth of water in bottom of well after 12 hours - 22 cm

Cross section -

  • Entire Diameter - N-S 1.85 m , E-W 1.85 m
  • Diameter of hole - N-S 78 cm, E-W 80 cm

Additional Finds



  • 1 T-15  POZZO Bottom Meter

  • (Marked on piece) Cut-out Akroterion fragment preserving small rounded member

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Jean MacIntosh. "JM II (1971-07-26):68-77; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 15 and Pozzo/1971, ID:66". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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