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Pottery Summary

Overall, T-75 unearthed 2417 fragments of pottery. Locus 1 contained 226 pieces of pottery, 18 of which were diagnostic. Because this locus was a mixture of topsoil and an old dirt dump, all the pottery found is most likely a result of either erosion or deposition by previous excavators.

Locus 2 contained 600 pieces of pottery, 49 of which were diagnostic. A cover tile with a sigla was recovered from this locus as well and was catalogued as 20150022 20150022 . The majority of the pottery finds from this locus were courseware and impasto body shards. Of the 49 diagnostic fragments recovered, none of them were complete enough to discern any definitive chronological information from them.

Locus 3 contained the least amount of pottery of all the loci, containing only 106 fragments in total and only 11 of those were diagnostic. Like Locus 1 , Locus 3 was mostly topsoil and an old dirt dump, and therefore the pottery recovered from it is most likely a result of erosion or deposition by previous excavators. Locus 4 contained a little over twice as much pottery as Locus 3 , with 282 fragments recovered, with 11 of those being diagnostic.

Although Locus 4 is similar to Locus 3 in soil color and texture, Locus 4 appears to be a natural layer of topsoil, which was most likely built up by erosion.

Locus 5 contained the most pottery in T-75 behind the baulk trim, which will not be analyzed due to the soil being decontextualized. 588 fragments were recovered, 60 of those being diagnostic. Locus 5 contained two ceramic artifacts, rocchetti, that were catalogued. The first rocchetto fragment ( 20150040 20150040 ) had a perforated central shaft and an inscribed chi (X) on the top. The second rocchetto ( 20150068 20150068 ) was much more complete and was roughly 5 centimeters in length. Similarly to the concentration of bone in Locus 5 , most of the ceramics recovered from Locus 5 were concentrated in the western half. Interestingly enough, several of the fragments contained ancient breaks and joined to provide diagnostic profiles of the vessels from whence they came. Like most of the material, each of these fragments were recovered from the southwestern half of the locus and appear to have been deposited on top of each other within the locus near the rocks illustrated on

page 207.

Compared to other trenches in the immediate area, T-75 produced a decent amount of pottery; however, it was not an outstanding amount.

Locus 1
Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve
Coarseware 58 0 97 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 60 27
Impasto 93 0 89 8 0 8 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 105 46
Fine Impasto 57 0 93 3 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 61 27
Bucchero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 208 0 92 12 0 5 2 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 226
Locus 2
Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve
Coarseware 159 0 92 5 0 3 4 0 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 172 29
Impasto 250 0 93 11 0 4 1 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 268 45
Fine Impasto 136 0 88 16 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 154 26
Bucchero 6 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Total 551 0 92 32 0 5 5 0 1 12 0 2 0 0 0 600
Locus 3
Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve
Coarseware 13 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 12
Impasto 79 0 92 6 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 86 81
Fine Impasto 3 0 43 3 0 43 0 0 0 1 0 14 0 0 0 7 7
Bucchero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 95 0 90 9 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 106
Locus 4
Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve
Coarseware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Impasto 190 0 95 5 0 3 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 199 71
Fine Impasto 77 0 93 6 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 29
Bucchero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 267 0 95 11 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 282
Locus 5
Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve
Coarseware 3 0 75 0 0 0 1 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Impasto 351 0 94 16 0 4 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 375 64
Fine Impasto 174 0 83 34 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 209 36
Bucchero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 528 0 90 50 0 9 1 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 588
Baulk Trim
Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve Hand Sorted Sieve
Coarseware 12 0 80 1 0 7 1 0 7 1 0 7 0 0 0 15 2
Impasto 228 0 90 15 0 6 6 0 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 253 41
Fine Impasto 304 0 88 36 0 10 3 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 347 56
Bucchero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 544 0 88 52 0 8 10 0 2 9 0 1 0 0 0 615

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Kendall R. Crumpler. "KRC I (2015-08-07):223-230; Pottery Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 75/2015, ID:692". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/6b86a0f4-4dc4-4855-a627-adf0fdf2e434>

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