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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 5
Legacy Database LocusID 1394
Legacy Database TBTID 419
Locus Year 2015
Open Date 2015-07-17
Close Date 2015-07-31
Open Page 133
Close Page 209
Soil Samples False
Photos False
Munsell Color 10 YR 5/4 yellowish brown
Description Locus 5 is a yellowish-brown clay-like soil that extends across the entirety of T-75’s extension. It is stratigraphically beneath Locus 3 and Locus 4, and stratigraphically equal to the lower elevations of Locus 2. Like Locus 2, Locus 5 retains moisture well, but becomes gritty and very friable when exposed to sunlight. Additionally, due to the tree roots present in the locus, a decent amount of organic material is present in Locus 5, but not nearly as dense as other loci. Furthermore, like many other trenches in the surrounding area small, fist-sized rocks could be found scattered throughout the locus. As excavation progressed several large rocks, ranging from 15-30 centimeters in diameter, were uncovered; some of which appeared to form a linear feature and are noted in the final trench diagram on page 207. Locus 5 contained more pottery and bone than any other locus in T-75. In total, 224 fragments of bone and 624 pieces of pottery were recovered from the locus. The majority of the material was recovered from the western half of the locus at varying elevations. Most of the pottery appears to date to the late 7th century BCE, which is in line with chronologically diagnostic material recovered during the 2014 field season.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
102 -42 26.82 1
106 -42 26.91 2
106 -44 26.78 3
102 -44 27.09 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
102 -42 26.55 1
106 -42 26.59 2
106 -44 26.56 3
102 -44 27.09 4
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Temporal Coverage
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 5 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 75/2015, ID:692". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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