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July 3, 1972

Excavation continued on the brown earth layer of Extension II ( see p. 14 ).  At this point, it was discovered that the yellow earth deposits (first found in Grids 3/4 E-F) formed what seemed to be a stratum, at least throughout Extention II.


  • Find 1
  • Grid 4C
  • 60 mm
  • Yellow earth stratum
  • Long, thin piece of bronze


  • Find 2
  • Grid 4B
  • 50 cm
  • Brown earth layer, next to yellow earth stratum
  • Piece of Italo-Corinthian vase, representing part of an animal with decoration

After the brown and yellow earth strata were removed, the trench was cleaned down to bedrock.  At this point, it became apparent that a large number of the rocks, especially in 1-3B, were not bedrock but, rather, had either been placed or dumped there. The rocks, however, were left in situ until they could be drawn and photographed.

It was in the cleaning of the presumed bedrock that a large deposit of bronze, slag, and charcoal was found in Grids 3-4C between two large rocks.

After Extension II was excavated down to rock, the trench was extended four meters to the south.  Excavation began with the removal of the stony soil stratum.

Boxes of pottery: 1

Boxes of tile: 1

Pottery was mostly coarseware except for a few sherds of what appears to be Italo-Corinthian and a few pieces of bucchero.  No identifiable architectural terracottas appeared.  Several large pieces of baked brick, however, were found near the bronze deposit in Grids 3C and 4C.  As before, many pieces of plaster, sometimes burnt, were found.


  • Find 8
  • Rim fragment from cooking stand with two partially preserved triangular holes
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Gregory Warden. "GW I (1972-07-03):28-33; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro Rectangle/Tesoro Rectangle 18/1972, ID:299". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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