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July 7, 1987


Work continued in J-L/86-88.  The soil was the same as before, a fairly dry grey brown soil with large pieces of terracotta, pithos and plaster including flat edges.  About 1 1/2 cassette of tile and plaster (60%, 40% respectively) was found.  All plaster with flat edges was reserved to check on concentration.  Additionally about 1/4-1/3 cassetta of pithos fragments were found but no base or rim fragments.  About 1 latte box of mixed pottery was found including some well preserved bucchero.  Some of the above material showed evidence of burning and there was occasional carbon and burned wood in the soil.  In general, particularly in LK/86-87 there appeared to be more disintigrated plaster in the soil towards the bottom of the cut.

In GH/92 the soil continued to be grey-brown and rocky with lots of roots.  About 1 cassetta of mostly tile was removed with some plaster.  Some of both showed blackening and occasional areas of blackening were found.  About 1 latte box of mostly fineware was recovered from here including a molded plate.

Today ivory was found in both these areas- see finds



Work continued in GH/91-93.  Soil continued to be about the same as during the morning.  However, in western 92 and 91 at the base of the cut there appeared more plaster disintegrated than previously.  When cleaned down several large fragments of tile became evident.  Quite a lot of chunk plaster also came out of this immediate area as did a piece of painted pottery.  This afternoon about 1 cassetta of mostly tile was recovered, very little of it burned.  About 1 latte box of mixed ceramic was also found including a molded handle and a bucchero base.

In JK/86-87 work also continued.  Soil continued to be grey brown and fairly dry with some disintegrated plaster and occasional burned areas.  About 1 latte box of very nice ceramics was found as well as more pithos fragments including a rim fragment.  These will be reserved to look at for joins later.  About 1 cassetta of tile and plaster was found (60%, 40% respectively).  Additionally, a bronze nail and fractured fineware rocchetto were also recovered. Very little of the material from here this afternoon was burned.





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Abbey Collins. "AC VII (1987-07-07):98-107; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1987, ID:433". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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