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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 7
Legacy Database LocusID 1543
Legacy Database TBTID 442
Locus Year 2016
Open Date 2016-07-20
Close Date 2016-07-29
Open Page 163
Close Page 286
Soil Samples False
Photos True
Munsell Color 2.5YR 3/2
Description Locus 7 Locus 7 lies below Locus 3, and abuts Locus 6 to the south and Locus 4 to the north. It extends across the entire east-west extent of the trench. Locus 7 consists of a densely compacted clay-like soil. It is very dark brown in colour. It has many small stones as inclusions, but significantly it contains an abundance of ancient materials, including roofing tile, pottery, bone, and many distinctive and chronologically significant artefacts – pointing to a date of deposition sometime around the end of the 4th century BC. Locus 7 appears to be a fill deposited in the ditch in which the linear stone feature was constructed. The fill is generally related to all other ancient fills from 2015 and 2016 in so far as we can determine, comprising near identical materials. In total 749 sherds of pottery were recovered from Locus 7. 59% of this was impasto and of this 96% were body sherds. Another 15% wrre fine impasto and a quarter large storage vessels that were of the coarseware fabric type. One find, a black gloss handle fragment suggests a date of late 4th or early 3rd century BC.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-14.89 -0.98 304.47 1
-14.4 -2.15 304.53 2
-19.22 -2.25 304.53 3
-19.75 -1.41 304.53 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-14.89 -0.98 304.42 1
-14.4 -2.15 303.46 2
-19.22 -2.25 304.28 3
-19.74 -1.41 304.52 4
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Temporal Coverage
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 7 from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 11/2016, ID:718". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/subjects/2ff1d28f-a44b-4d15-b2d1-2aeee11b33dc>

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