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Locus Number 2
Legacy Database LocusID 1211
Legacy Database TBTID 399
Locus Year 2014
Open Date 2014-07-03
Close Date 2014-07-11
Open Page 55
Close Page 101
Soil Samples True
Photos False
Munsell Color 10YR 4/3 brown
Description Locus 2 was opened in the western extension of the trench and consisted of topsoil, which in T 59 was a dark brown, grass-root-filled, loamy soil lying atop a medium brown colored, claylike soil. Both the initial and closing surfaces of Locus 2 sloped gently downward from north to south. Locus 2 contained many small rocks and larger tree roots, as there are two stumps in the northern meters of the locus, but little archaeological material, with very small amounts of terracotta roofing tile, pottery, or bone found; four sherds of medieval pottery were recovered, alongside the limited quantities of ancient materials found, indicating that this stratum is not contextually secure. Underlying the soil of Locus 2 were various rock features. In the northern third of the locus, found at the bottom of the stratum, was a linear feature of small-to-medium sized rocks, which is a western continuation of the northern linear rock feature found in Locus 1. In Locus 2, these rocks are generally smaller and do not extend all the way to the western baulk wall but stop approximately 1m short. To the north of this linear rock feature, which ran approximately east-west across the trench, very few rocks were found, but to the south of the linear rock feature were scatters of small rocks, which were noticeably less densely packed than the rocks of the linear rock feature itself. In the southern half of the locus was a concentration of large rocks and in the eastern meters of the locus bedrock became visible. Just south of this bedrock and the large rocks that lay to its south, in the southwest corner of the trench, no rocks were found and the stratum sloped further downward. Locus 2 was opened in the western extension of the trench and is equivalent to Locus 1 in the original portion of the trench and Locus 3 in the eastern extension.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
91 -39 29.08 1
93 -39 29.15 2
93 -43 28.69 3
91 -43 28.52 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
91 -39 28.89 1
93 -39 29.04 2
93 -43 28.51 3
91 -43 28.4 4
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Temporal Coverage
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 2 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 59/2014, ID:676". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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