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Locus Number 2
Legacy Database LocusID 1391
Legacy Database TBTID 419
Locus Year 2015
Open Date 2015-07-01
Close Date 2015-07-31
Open Page 35
Close Page 209
Soil Samples False
Photos False
Munsell Color 10 YR 5/4 yellowish brown
Description Locus 2 consists of a light, yellowish-brown clay-like soil, which extends across the entire trench. Organic material is present in Locus 2 due to the presence of the three stumps; however, the organic material is not nearly as dense as the material present in Locus 1 due to two of the stumps being removed during excavation. As excavation began in Locus 2 the context was somewhat mixed as the remainder of the old dirt dump was removed as evidenced by an increased concentration of pottery, including one fragment of medieval pottery, noted on page 49. Once the elevation of the locus was sufficiently lowered the concentration of tile and pottery thinned out, but no material to suggest continued mixed context was recovered. Furthermore, as excavation progressed several seemingly linear rocks were uncovered in the southwestern area of the trench, which appeared to extend in a southeasterly direction from T-65 (JWM/KRC I). Eventually, several more rocks, ranging in size from 10-60 centimeters in diameter, were uncovered and lined up with those exposed earlier. Moreover, the linear rock feature in T-75 extended into T-76 (KD III) and T-66 (KD II), which appear to form the southern wall of the building initially exposed during the 2014 field season. Additionally, as the level of the locus lowered, the recovery of pottery began to increase, particularly north of the rock feature, near the northwestern corner. Much of the ceramics recovered from the vicinity of this feature suggests a date of the late 7th century BCE. Locus 2 also produced 79 fragments of bone, none of which appeared to be diagnostic. However, it should be noted that the majority of the bone came from the northwestern corner of the locus within the contextualized soil.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
102 -44 26.9 1
104 -44 26.91 2
104 -48 26.6 3
102 -48 26.64 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
102 -44 26.46 1
104 -44 26.49 2
104 -48 26.24 3
102 -48 26.15 4
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Temporal Coverage
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 2 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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