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July 19, 1971

Work was continued in grid B 3-4. As was noticed previously ( p. 141 ) a heavily burnt red stratum appeared there adjoining the mudwall and extending ca. 1.50 m to the East. This stratum has a thickness of ca 10 cm. It was taken down and we receached a greyish soil and some stones. this brings the level

Excavated depth of profile of mudwall in R8

grid A4 0.45 m

B4 0.30 m

down to that of the previous cut, A 1-4. The stratification of the mud wall is now clear in grid A-B. Below the pavement, str. A, there is a thick band of a heavily burnt reddish soil. This might form part of the mud wall. A whitish coating like that in R7 noticeable in grid A. A squarish stone appears at the same level in grid B.

A new cut was started, grid C 1-4. Str. A was lifted. It produced very few tile fragments and sherds.

The change into str. D was less abrupt than in the previous cut. The soil is dark brown with some burnt red and black spots. Still few sherds. Less than one box of tiles in grid C 3-4 together. Very few slivers of bronze.

One small bag of slivers of ivory, burnt blue. A few







  • R8 C3 (D)
  • bronze nail with silver cap

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Ingrid Edlund. "IE III (1971-07-19):157-163; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro Rectangle/Tesoro Rectangle 8/1971, ID:286". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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