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July 23, 1996

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Detail shots were taken in R14 to record the position of stones which had eroded from foundations, so that they could be removed. A sketch of the stones in meters E139, S26-27 was made in preperation for their removal. The stones were then removed and the area was then taken down to   cm b.d. Work also continued straightening the baulks in this area. Very little material, 8 fragments of tile and 6 of pottery/bone were recovered from this work.

Continued to clear surface debris in the northern portions of R14, in the area of meters E140-141, S23-S27. This included several stones which seem to have eroded out of the foundations preserved in the western baulk of R14. 4 fragments of tile were found in the surface here.

Removed grass, leaves and loose stones from the southern portions of R15, in order to clear down on several stones which may align with the pre-Archaic foundations of this area. The E140, S28 trench was also extended eastward to meter E149, inorder to encompass the foundations of R15. Work was then begun clearing down the western side of the Upper Building wall seperating R14 and R15. Aksi began scraping down on the stones in R15. Material recovery quantities will be recorded this afternoon for these areas.


Completed work along the western side od the Upper Building wall dividing R14 from R15. THe floor was leveled to 116cm b.d., roughly the level of the flat stones in E143, S29. These stones do not seem to extend under the Archaic wall. This work produced 11 fragments of pottery and bone and 7 fragments of tile. A spindle whorl (#1) was found as well.

In R15 the stones were further defined and several more were exposed. The soil here is a dark gray, it seems to be discolored due to years of exposure to the elements as this area was left exposed by the initial excavators. This produced 13-15 fragments of terracotta and 4 fragments of pottery and bone.

The baulk running north-south in R15 (see plan page  ), has also eroded away greatly. Work was begun shoveling the western side of this baulk. This produced 17 tile fragmetns and 8 fragments of pottery and bone. A worked stone fragment(#2) was also found.

Work was also carried out in the E140, S28 trench. The area in E140-141, S28-29 was lowered to approximatley 124cm b.d. The soil was dark with some carbon (Locus 2). This produced 3 tile fragments and 4 fragments of pottery and bone.

In E142, S28-29 work was carried out lowering

the area to 120cm b.d. The souil was yellow and grainy (Locus 3). Two large stones were uncovered. This produced 2 fragments of pottery.


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Alexis M. Christensen. "AMC V (1996-07-23):34-39; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro South Flank/Tesoro South Flank 0/1997, ID:355". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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