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Friday, July 23, 1993

A. M.

Finished cut in H-I/42 down to 130cm.  The 2 or 3 cm of dark burn layer remianing over the yellow-brown clay-like soil yielded 1/12 cassette of tile and plaster, 1/4 latte box of bone and pottery, and 1 small lump of bronze.

Began and completed new cut in H-I/44-42 down to approxs. 140cm.  the soil was the same yellow-brown soil and was devoid of material except for less than 10 small pieces of tile and plaster and 3 smal fragments of pottery which were found in small remaining patches of the burn layer.

Continued defining up to the stones on both sides in H-I/46.  Stones appear to rest upon the burn layer with the yellow-brown soil beneath that beginning at an approx. depth of 140cm.  Found less than 20 pieces of tile and 1/4 latte box of pottery and bone.  Also, a large handle and a large piece of bone was found just east of the stones at the bottom of the cut.  Among the pottery was a fragment of bucchero rim, find #2.

Began new cut in H-I/51-50 from approx. 130-140cm.  Soil was medium brown and yielded 1/8 cassetta of tile, 2/3 latte box of pottery and bone, and find #1 - a piece of terracotta with an unusual ridge.

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P. M.

Continued cut in meters H-I/51-52, taking the area down in a 10cm cut to 140cm b.s..  the soil in the area was medium brown with occasional inclusions of carbon.  1/3 cassetta of tile and plaster and almost 1 full latte box of pottery and bone fragments were removed.

The western boulk of the trench, H-I/42, was scraped to prepare if for a section drawing.  1/4 cassetta of tile fragments and 1/3 latte box of pottery and bone were excavated, a long with a bent bronze nail (find #4).  A new cut was started in meters H-I/46, west of the line of stones, through H-I/45 at an approximate depth of 150cm.  The soil in this cut was mainly the yellow-brown clay-like soil devoid of material, but there were areas of the dark brown burn soil in the top layer of the cut. Only 12-15 small fragments of tile and plaster were removed and less than 10 fragments of pottery and bone.  A highly fragmented piece of incised cream ware was found in this area (find #3).



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Michael Smith. "MS I (1993-07-23):69-76; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 22 West Extension/2001, ID:483". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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