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Tuesday, July 13, 1993

A. M.

Continued out from H/44 through H/42 down to approx. 120-125cm.  Recovered 1/8 cassetta of tile and 4 latte boxes full of bone and small shards, including several pices of bucchero.  Amung the pottery was a fragmentary bucchero tondo with circular incision, find #1; a fragment of painted creamware, find #2; and find #3, a piece of ridged impasto.  Soil remained dark brown with carbon inclusions, but was followed at the bottom of meters H/45-43 by an even darker burn layer with large pieces of carbon.  This second layer continued to the middle of H/43, at which point we came down upon a concentration of stones leading all the way to the west baulk of H/42.  Due to the fact that the stones appear to slope up towards the weat and due to our reluctance to disturb the concentration, it is not yet possible to determine if the darker burn layer extends also to these meters.  Interspersed among the stones, both above and below, are several large pieces of plaster.  Intrusive material, such as a few pieces of pottery, was also found among the stones.

Baulk clearing in H/45-44 recovered little tile and about 1/8 latte of pottery, as well as find #4, an unusual orange ware rime and reck.

A. M. (cont\'d.)

Straightening of baulks in H-I/48-46 produced an 1/8 cassetta of tile and 1 full latte of bone and pottery.



P. M.

Removed rocks and began lowering shelf of meters I/44-42 down to an approx. depth of 105cm.  Cut in I/42 will be finished tomorrow.  Soil is medium brown/olive and yielded an 1/8 cassetta of tile and 2 full boxes of bone and small pottery.  The latter included find #5, a piece of incised impasto; find #6, a fragment of scalloped bucchero; and find #7, a partial rim of incised bucchero.  Began cut in H-I/48-47 down to approx. 130cm.  Soil is medium brown and produced 1/4 cassetta of tile and a full latte of pottery (including orangeware and some creamware) and bone. Find #8, a painted creamware base, poss.  Italo-Corinthian, also came from these meters.  Photographs taken.

P. M. (Cont\'d.)


  • Find #8
  • H-I/47
  • 120-130cm
  • Painted creamware base (poss. Italo-Corinthian)

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Michael Smith. "MS I (1993-07-13):9-16; 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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