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Monday July 28, 1997


Work continued in the locus 14 S50-51, E149-150 trowling through the brun layer. Concentration of material was high. Ceramics was relatively well preserved and many fragments retrieved were relatively large.

Morning finds included 5 sherds of painted pottery, 2 pieces of vitrified material, cut bone, an iron slag, a bucchero handle, a situla fragment, a fragment of coil made ceramics, (porbabaly brazire) and unusual archaetectural terracotta fragmetn, finished on both sides, as well as forno and ridgepole fragments. Pottery count will be done in the end of the day.


  • Find #7
  • Locus 14
  • S. 50 E150
  • 94-97 cm below surface
  • coil made ceramics


  • Find #8
  • Locus 14
  • S. 49.9 E148.7
  • 98 cm below surface
  • bucchero handle


  • Find #14
  • MG1
  • Locus 14
  • S. 50.2E148.2
  • 87 cm below surface
  • iron slag




Continued work in locus 14. At a depth of 97-100 cm bs burn layer ended and soil shifted clayey pre-galestra sterile soil. Locus 14 was excavated to a depth of 100-107cm bs.

All material recovered today came from the burn layer. 1/3 cassetta of tile recovered included pan and cover tile fragments. Tile was relativley well preserverd, with bumerous large pieces (up to 15 cm). Five tile fragments found were vitrifired on one side.

5 full latte boxes of bone and pottery were recovered from locus 14

today. Material included 82 bone fragments, 163 redware, 325 impasto, 16 coarseware, 25 grayware, 12 creamware, adn 11 buchero fragments. Afternnon finds concisted of 2 decorated bucchero fragements, 1 stamped impasto handle, piece of crusible, iron slag (or nugget) and a bronze flake.


  • Find #16
  • Locus 14
  • S. 50.1 E148.7
  • 97 cm below surface
  • bucchero fragment with moulded karination (kantharos ?)


  • Find #19
  • Locus 14
  • S. 49.4 E149.1
  • 99 cm below surface
  • Impasto handle with stamped decoration


  • Find #20
  • Locus 14
  • S. 49.4 E149
  • 89 cm below surface (baulk)
  • iron slag

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Margarita Gleba. "MG I (1997-07-28):100-117; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 21/1997, ID:349". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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