Summary of Plaster
A large number of plaster fragments were found throughout the trench. Fragments preserving two or more finished edges were noted as finds, while large fragments were given a label and brought down to the magazzino. Some of the larger fragments (up to app 0.2x0.15m) are very thick (app 0.1m)-these usually only preserve one finished flat edge. Note the curious shaped fragment with 3 finished edges (HDA I p241 #10) and especially the large square fragment (meas. 0.34x0.23/th. 0.10m) found lying in the burn layer in P63 (HDA II, p#1).
Most of the larger fragments came from depth 0.8-1.0 m and especially from grids QR 66-69. A plaster concentration (roughly tiny plaster fragments mixed with
dirt) was noted in RQ 66-67 and R70 (depth 1.0m). See HDA I p203 and 235.
Vitrified plaster: Like the vitrified tile several large fragments of vitrified plaster were found in the same area and depth (see pp- ). Some of these were labelled and brought down to the magazzino.
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