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Techniques and Measurements

Gridding System

The coordinates used refer to the master grid system established in 1991 as described in TT1 page 3.  The gridding system indicates the meter and not the corner of the meter.  Designation is cardinal/numeric (i.e. N1/E1).


All depths will be measured in absolute terms as "x" cms below datum (b.d.) using a line level and rule.  The datum is a fixed elevation point established for the trench.


The established procedure is to quantify amounts of pottery by milk carton (latte, latti) and amount of tile by bowl.

latte box = 1 liter (16 cm x 9 cm x 5 cm)

bowl = 2959.21 cm (24 cm x 9 cm)


All material will be located with a meter designation and an absolute depth.  Sensitive materials will be located more precisely within the individual meter by measurements and drawings.


Each locus will indicate a difference in features with respect to previous loci (i.e. different soil types, post holes, rock formations, etc.)

Soil Types

Soil will be described visually while on site and more precisely with a Munsell chart.

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Suggested Citation

Dustin B. Brownell, Kelly M. Hepp. "DBB/KMH I (2007-07-01):5-6; Techniques and Measurements from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 57/2007, ID:591". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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