Field Reports from
the end of the 1998 Field Season
UNITS PC 10 & 11
9 July 1998
Field Supervisor Sarah
Since my last weekly report, we have
closed excavations in both Units 10 and 11. In Unit 11, we quickly
discovered that bedrock is very shallow and that geo-prospective
survey on the second terrace of the poggio is not a reliable
or practical method of locating potential architectural features.
The Unit 10 extension, which crosses a section of lower terrace
wall, is also closed for the season, although we did no excavate
all the way down to sterile soil. This area may be reopened in
the future in order to learn more about terracing and fortifications
on the poggio. Clues as to the nature and function of the second
terrace may very well be hidden beneath the terrace surface,
but for now we have learned that we must use a different approach
to find them.
For the remainder of the season, we will
excavate in Unit 12, another new trench, located at the northwestern
edge of the poggio and overlooking the Mugello Valley.
Final pass of the extension
of Unit PC 10.
The final pass in Unit
PC 11 revealed bedrock.
View of the east terrace,
the location of Units 10 and 11.
Field Reports from the
end of the 1998 Field Season
Units PC 1 &
Unit PC 6
Unit PC 8
Unit PC 12
Unit PF 1
See the 1998
Annual Report for the season summary by Professor Gregory