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Locus Matrix for T9

Loci 1, 2, 3, 5: 14.5-13N, 15-13N, 215-217E, 10.5-12.5N, 215-218E

Loci 4, 6-10: 7.5-5.5N, 216.5-219.5E

A total of 10 loci were created for the T9 area this season, however most were arbitrarily decided due to slight discrepencies in the soil types.  Due to previous excavations, the normal stratigraphy was highly disturbed.  Loci 1, 3, and 5 correspond to the metrical area 10.5-12.5N, 215-218E.  Locus 1 was backfill soil from the 1969-1971 excavations, and ran about 45cm deep.  Locus 3 was arbitrarily designated as the ending point of the earlier excavations and was equal in depth to a possible floor level.  Locus 5 was the rock packing

level, full of 10-15cm sized stones along with a red clay-like soil type.  Locus 2 corresponds to meters 15-13N, 14.5-10N, 215-217E, and was the oonly locus in this area.  It is conflated to Locus 1, as it is also the 1969-1971 backfill.

Locus 4, 6-10 correspond to meters 7.5-5.5N, 216.5-219.5E.  Locus 4 is conflated to Loci 1+2, due to the layer of backfill which rested on the area.  This locus also contains the topsoil layer in the area, the dark brown heavily organic soil.  There was a high concentration of pottery and terracotta in this area.  Locus 6 has a layer resting beneath Locus 4, and consisted of a rich medium brown "chocolaty" soil, with a medium concentration of organic material, and a comparitively low concentration of pottery and archaeological material.

Loci 7 and 8 were arbitrarily created loci.  Locus 7 frames Locus 8 in a L-shaped pattern, and consists of a rich, dark brown, loose soil.  Locus 8 consisted of an approximate 1Nx2E rectangle for the NW corner and had two large pockets of galestra, with a scattered group of stones in the center.

Locus 9, also arbitrarily decided, could possibly be some sort of archaic floor level.  There was a tile concentration spreading from the NE corner, and a high concentration of ceramic, located in a brown loose soil.  Locus 10, conflated with Locus 5, is the rock packing level in this area.  The characteristics are the same as Locus 5, although there was a higher concentration of pottery.

Locus 1 : Backfill soil from 1969-1971 excavations.  High tile and pottery concentration.

Finds: high pottery and tile concentration

Locus 2 :Backfill soil from 1969-1971 excavations.  High tile and pottery concentrations

Locus 3 : The wall cut a sharp diagonal through the trench, making the coordinates irregular. Level arbitrarily decided. Equal with floor packing level. Thin layer on terrace packing.

Locus 4 : Backfill/topsoil cut in T9(2) area, 7.5-5N, 216.5-219.5E. Heavily organic and high concentrations of pottery and tile.


  • Find #1, Impasto tondo, pg. 29
  • Find #2, lateral sima cavetto, pg. 29
  • Find #1, worked antler, pg. 33
  • Find #2, stamped impasto handle, pg. 33
  • Find #3, unidentified terracotta, pg. 33
  • Find #5, unknown architectural terracotta, pg. 35
  • Find #1, unknown architectural terracotta, pg. 39

Locus 5 : Rock packing layer in T9(1). 10-15cm stones packed tightly with a red clay soil. Virtually devoid of material except 1 rochetto fragment and 11 fragments of pottery.


  • Find #4, impasto rochetto fragment, pg. 35

Locus 6 : Light brown \x93chocolaty\x94 soil similar to topsoil but with less organic material.

Locus 7 : Arbitrarily decided locus. Frames galestra pocketed area of Locus 8 in an L-shape.

Finds: Very low concentration of ceramic. 1 special find.

  • Find #1, unknown architectural terracotta, pg. 43

Locus 8 : Arbitrarily decided locus. Comprised of two pockets of galestra framing a loose scatter of stones. Rested on bedrock in the north-west corner.


Locus 9 : Possible archaic floor level. Tile concentration spreading from NE corner in an otherwise loose brown soil. High concentration of pottery and terracotta.


Locus 10 : Rock packing level of T9(2) area. Conflates with Locus 5. Same characteristics with more ceramic concentrations.


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Mark A. Wingfield. "MAW II (2001-07-31):79-88; Locus Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 9/2001, ID:461". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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