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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 4
Legacy Database LocusID 1393
Legacy Database TBTID 419
Locus Year 2015
Open Date 2015-07-15
Close Date 2015-07-17
Open Page 115
Close Page 133
Soil Samples False
Photos False
Munsell Color 10 YR 5/4 yellowish brown
Description Locus 4 consists of a dark-brown humus layer dense with organic material, which extends across the entire extension of T-75, is stratigraphically beneath Locus 3. Although Locus 4 is very similar to Locus 3 in soil type, Locus 4 is a much more natural topsoil layer, whereas a 3 appears to have been dump used during excavation in the 1960s. The organic material present in this locus is a result of the six tree stumps pictured in the diagram on page 115. Although a decent amount of tile, pottery, and bone was recovered it was much less than the amount recovered from other loci. In total, only 282 pottery pieces and 47 small fragments of bone were recovered from the locus. Although all of the material recovered from this locus appears to have been ancient, the locus was not a contextualized layer since it was mostly topsoil.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
102 -42 26.88 1
106 -42 26.99 2
106 -44 26.9 3
102 -44 27.09 4
Closing 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
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Temporal Coverage
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Suggested Citation

Anthony Tuck. "Locus 4 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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