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July 31, 1967


The pottery bed was further cleaned and lifting begun. It became obvious that most of the carbon was in thick layers completely encircling the outside of the pots, with only small pockets inside. The large pithos also contained fragments of one or more smaller pots and a moderate layer of carbon at the bottom, but no bones. In the process of lifting six or eight pieces of pan tile were found.


A second concentration of large well-set stones was found at the end of the cut 5.30 m across and on the other side of the top of the agger. The floor level through the entire cut now produced a tile layer which was cleaned and lifted- one piece of banquet frieze found. Since the tiles clearly ran under the stones and composition of the agger had been demonstrated, the cut was not continued further across. See profile .


The second course of digging produced the beginning of a tile layer in the western half. At .80 m N and 3.60 m E a small cluster of fragments of a seated statue were found which later fit together to form the two back legs and one side of the chair. With them was a large unidentified tubular object. Also found at the eastern end near the surface was a piece of a deer horn.




Continued cleaning of the trench. By doing that it became clear that a crosswall extended across trench 1Z of the E edge of the trench with a marked gap between 6.25m facing N and 8.5 m facing N. Two clearly defined pits inside the complex of the walls were excavated seperately but produced only a few sherds although at 6.40 m facing S, 0.9m from E. in the northern one was found a bronze pin. The location of the northern pit was 6.2 m facing S, the measurement 2m x .6 m of the southern one 8.5 m facing S, the measurement 1.95 m x .7 m


  • Find # 6
  • 1U
  • bucchero fragments



Topsoil was removed. 7 boxes of tiles.

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Timothy Gantz. "TG II (1967-07-31):99-105; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 1AN/1967, ID:523". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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