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Bone Summary

Bone Summary
Locus Number of Finds
1 28
2 79
3 2
4 47
5 224
Baulk Trim 113
Total 486

T-75 contained a considerable amount of bone, with a total of 486 fragments unearthed. Locus 1 only produced 28 fairly small fragments; however, since it was topsoil and old dirt dump, the amount and quality of preservation are not surprising or noteworthy. Locus 3 also produced a tiny amount of bone, with only two fragments. But, like Locus 1 , Locus 3 was topsoil and an old dirt dump. Locus 2 and Locus 4 produced somewhat small amounts of bone, with 79 and 47 fragments respectively. Locus 2 also contained one catalogued artifact, an incised, perforated bone inlay ( 20150024 20150024 ). The majority of T-75's bone material came from Locus 5 and the baulk trim. However, not much can be gleaned from the baulk trim's 113 fragments as it is decontextualized. Locus 5 produced the most bone, with 224 fragments. A bone with what appear to be butcher marks was recovered from the locus, which could suggest that food production took place in the vicinity. Additionally, a fragment of a cinghiale jaw was found, which could also provide information about activity in the area. However, neither of these finds were catalogued. It should be noted that much of the material was concentrated within the western half of the locus, which could suggest that food production took place within the area of T-75, or in the immediate vicinity as all of the recovered material appears to be animal bone.

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Kendall R. Crumpler. "KRC I (2015-08-03):215-216; Bone 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/94bf6825-23d1-4056-b6ee-61074dd9dbc6>

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