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Stratigraphic Summary

Two cross sections of Nt-3 were drawn ( see p. 79 ).  One shows the eastern baulk in meters B/10 and A/10 and the other section shows the southern baulk in meters A/9-10.  The stratigraphy in these sections consists of three layers: topsoil, loose-brown, and yellow-brown.  There is an additional yellow layer in the southern section beginning meter A/9.

The topsoil layer varied in depth from 3-15 cm, but averaged 6 cm in both sections.  Random pottery was distributed evenly through this layer and slag was found.

Under the topsoil is a loose, brown layer that averages 25 cm in the eastern baulk and 55 cm in the southern baulk.  The majority of the finds came from this layer in the area of meters A/B-5/6 and include: a lateral sima rosette, a frieze plaque fragment, and a cavetto fragment.  This area also contained 90% of the bucchero ound in NT-3.  Cover and pan tiles were found resting both above and below the large rocks in these meters.  In the area east of A-C/8

this layer was virtually devoid of finds and contained only small amounts of pottery.

The third layer consists of a more dense yellow/brown layer and averages 25 cm in both sections.  This layer was only excavated east of meters A-C/8 and contained tile fragments, but very little pottery.

The fourth layer, found only in the southern section beginning in meter A/9, is a very dense yellow soil.  This layer could be a plaster pack area or a pre-galestra layer.

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Danielle Newland. "DN I (1988-07-08):92-95; Stratigraphic Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/North Terrace/North Terrace 3/1988, ID:255". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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