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June 7, 1990


During the winter a large area along the northwestern slope of Poggio Civitate was cleared of trees and brush.  This rendered accessible for excavation a rather large area of previously unexplored territory.  A site for trial excavation was chosen just below the rim of the cleared area at a point to the northeast.  A 3x4 meter trench was then laid out with the aid of a compass and excavation was initiated.  This trench, designated CA33, will be included later on the site plan following the arrival of the architect.

A 10cm. topsoil cut was taken in meters A-C/1-2.  The soil in

the cut was dark brown in color and contained a large amount of small rocks.  A few small pieces of badly worn tile, perhaps washed down the slope of the hill from above, were discovered.  A few pieces of worn impasto pottery were also discovered in meter B/2 at a depth of ca. 10cm.


This afternoon a 10cm. cut was taken in meters A-C/1 to a depth of ca. 20cm.  The soil remained dark brown in color and contained a large amount of small rocks and roots.  Approximately one-eigth of a cassetta of small pieces of worn tile were recovered.  In addition, a few worn pieces of weathered impasto, including two burned fragments, were also discovered.

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Jon Berkin. "JB I (1990-06-07):58-63; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 23/1989, ID:232". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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