August 4, 1981
T-23 Summary: The trench was taken to 1.4-1.5 m, except for the stone packing. A final 1.6 m cut was made.
- Tile: ---
- Pottery: ---
A new cut was completed over T-23 bringing the trench to 1.4-1.5 m. The soil of this cut was light yellow in meters AA-BB-CC/11-12 and a dark brown in meters A-B/11-12 and part of C/11-12. At 1.5 m in BB/11, galestra appeared to be present. This cut, 25 cm in depth, was devoid of pottery or tile and was hard and clay-like. The meters where the stone packing was found, D-C/10-12, were not further excavated and remain at 90 cm (see yesterday's entry).
A final cut of 10 cm was made over the trench to bring the floor level to 1.5-1.6 m. The floor is galestra
in AA-BB-CC/11-12, but more of a yellow or bright gray clay in A-B-C/11-12. The soil is dark brown at floor level in B-C/12. The large stone in A/12 was left in place. The stone packing already mentioned was left intact also - it appears to be a heavy packing, i.e. thick. This completes work in T-23 1981 for this season.
A clean-up operation was begun in T-23 1979 South and T-23 1980. The eroded soil that was removed was placed on this year's soil dump.
The soil in C-B/12 remained dark brown (not virgin) from 1.2-1.6 m.
Work continued in cleaning the earth which has fallen into T-23 1980 and T-23 1979 South. Also, discard pottery for T-26, T-25, Rect. 22, Agger Extension was placed in half oil drums in their respective trenches. This concludes excavation of Poggio Civitate for this season.
- Tile: 1 (from old trenches)
- Pottery: Negl.
- Find #1
- II/10 T-23 1980
- 1.2 m
- Stamped impasto rocchetto with cocentric circle stamp on both ends - found while cleaning the trench of winter washout
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