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June 24, 1980

Morning

We complete Cut 3 in FF-GG 0 lifting the last of the large rocks along the west wall. Under the latter we find soil. The soil in this area yields a little burn material in eastern 0GG but then even this diminishes and by the west edge the dark soil is growing lighter and more clayey.

Among the burn material we encounter much charred wood, and we save many samples (#2). About a box of tile (including # 's 3, 4 and 5) and over a carton of pottery emmerge; among the pottery are bucchero as well as impasto and heavy coarsewares in quantity; also a fine greyware fragment (#6). Several large and small bone fragments are saved as well.

We next clean down the floor and north walls of this north-south trench. This removes ca 10cm from the floor in the south, where the tile fall begins in DD 0-gamma to 10cm in the north. The dark soil is no longer burn material, but produces a good deal of pottery, including fine, painted buff pieces and heavy utility vessels (eg. # 's 13, 14).

Tile is frequent but less than in Cut 3 proper (note eg. # 's 8 and 9). A single ball represents bronze here (#12). The scant charcoal includes #11. This done the floor of the trench in this area is 130cm from the surface in the northwest corner, 100cm in the northeast corner, and it is possible to draw the large rocks protruding from the floor. (sketch 4, p. 6).

Then we begin clearing the ground east of the trenches for the new T25 clearing debris, old stumps and an old tile ple, which we move; also begin digging awauy the former wheelbarrow run.

Meanwhile, sieving soil from AG-X AA-BB 0-Z yields numerous and varied seeds (#1) amd a bit of seashell, as well as nearly a carton of pottery.

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Afternoon

We continue to peruse carbonized seeds in AG-X AA Z, finding a fair number both of the "bean" (p. 99 #1) and "barley" types (p. 101 #5). We can also now see how these lie scattered- not piled- in the heavy burn soil we find in the mid to lower sections of this cut (ie. ca. 10-20cm from the top of this cut and ca. 65cm from the top of the northeast corner of the wall or R22, and in the southwest area of AA Z. Pottery is largely impasto-some rather fine- but includes a pithos (base) fragment. Bone also occurs. We also clean the tile fall in AG-X and begin drawing it, so that we can remove it.

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L. Ron Lacy. "LRL I (1980-06-24):112-121; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 11/1980, ID:417". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/d2c397d6-2631-481e-845c-953bca24e078>

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