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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 4
Legacy Database LocusID 1426
Legacy Database TBTID 442
Locus Year 2016
Open Date 2016-07-05
Close Date 2016-07-29
Open Page 55
Close Page 285
Soil Samples False
Photos False
Description Locus 4 is situated in the northern meter of VT11; it abuts the section wall to the north, at it’s opening Locus 3 to the south, and beneath this Locus 7 also. It lies below Locus 1. Locus 4 comprised a densely compacted chalk-like soil. It was yellow-grey in colour. It contained very few inclusions, save for some contaminated material from other loci. The soil appears to be a virgin soil known in the area and related to decomposing stone. For the purposes of VT11 Locus 4 is highly significant. It extends 1.5m from the northern section wall and then slopes steeply downwards south in what is nearly certainly a deliberate cut into the natural soil. This cut appears to continue across the entire east-west extent of the trench. This cut appears to be the northern side of a trench that was excavated in which the linear stone feature (Locus 6) was at some later moment constructed.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-19.96 -0.22 304.69 1
-15.18 0.66 304.73 2
-14.89 -0.98 304.66 3
-19.75 -1.41 304.71 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-19.96 -0.22 304.68 1
-15.18 0.66 304.39 2
-14.89 -0.98 304.39 3
-19.75 -1.41 304.36 4
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 4 from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 11/2016, ID:718". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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