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July 6, 1973

A new trench was laid out, designated AGGER 10.  The area to be excavated consists of an E-W cut through the Agger ten meters south of the southern foundation wall of the upper building.

The trench, as initially laid out, is four meters wide (K,L,M,N) and nine meters long (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8).  The trench lies directly to the west of the area of the well excavated by Jean MacIntosh in 1970/71 (see her books 1 + 2 ).  Tesoro trench 15, and to the east of the area excavated by Bob Bridges in 1970 designated CA 24 ( see CAST book 1, pp 39 and following ).

The grid system used here is the same as that used in the area along and outside the northern foundation of the upper building.  Ie., then meters...

...extending North-South area labelled with letters, beginning with "A" at the southern boundary of the upper building.  The meters running East-West are labelled with numbers, beginning with 0 at the south-west of the upper building.  Thus, Agger 10, which runs parallel to the upper building and ten meters to the south of it, consists of grids K-N, 0-8 [if it is extended further to the west, the grids will be labelled A,B,C,D, etc.]

SEE PLAN, Page 2.

In the morning the trench was laid out with the help of the architect Hans Hinden.  The measurements were taken from a stone lying 8.6 meters east of the SW corner of the Upper Building at the intersection of the southern foundation wall an a N-S...

...cross wall.  This stone is labeled in the waster site plan of Piano del Tesoro as +29.01. (See plan, page 2)

This stone can be used as a refrance point in the future for trenches along the southern flank of the Upper Building.

In the afternoon two workmen began clearing the grass, bushes and topsoil from grids K-N, 4-8.  There are many large stones lying at the surface on the slopes and top of the Agger.  At the present all rocks and soil are being dumped in the well area to the east.

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Jennifer Neils. "JN IV (1973-07-06):3-7; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 10/1973, ID:266". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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