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T21 was originally excavated in 1978-1979 (FAI) adn then in 1993 (AGI). It was one of the trenches designed to explore the area south of the Upper Building. In the process of excavation the foundations of the South Building were revealed. Work in T21 this season has several purposes. The first is to re-establish the west section of T21. Because T21 was excavated only to the burn layer, 1m wide section trench will be established immediately east of the T21 west baulk, running along its total length, which will be excavated to the depth sterile soil or bedrock. The second goal is to link the section of T21 with that of T25 )GDI) and its north extension (LS II 1997) in order to connect South East building with other orientalizing structures on the site (AMC V-1996)

Because of the proximity of the T21 west baulk to the South Building it will be attempted to further define stratigraphic relationship of it to other structures. Finally it will be attempted to recover orientalizing material from southern side of Piano del Tesoro, useful in dating of the structures. T21 was originally laid out according to the grid described in FAI pg.3. Since the master grid has been extended over the entire area of Poggio Civitate, T21 will be excavated according this master grid system (TTI pg.3-5, p.173). The area excavated will include meters S. 36-56, E 148-155. Locus system will be used in excavating T21, where each locus will designate a specific area or a feature.

Depths will be measured in absolute terms as "x" cm below surface of the closest point on the T21 west baulk (b.s.). Pottery and tile volumes will be measured by latte cartons (16x5x9cm) and cassette (30x50x7cm) correspondingly, as well as quantitatively by number of fragments of each fabric type. Provenanace of all material will be designated and located by meter and absolute depth. Special finds will be measured more precisely within indivisual meters. Soil types will be described both visually and using Munsell chart.


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Margarita Gleba. "MG I (1997-07-13):1-6; Introduction 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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