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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 2
Legacy Database LocusID 1424
Legacy Database TBTID 442
Locus Year 2016
Open Date 2016-07-05
Close Date 2016-07-20
Open Page 55
Close Page 161
Soil Samples False
Photos False
Description Locus 2 is located in the southern 1 meter to 1.5 meter of VT11, and it extends across the entire east-west section of the trench. It lies below Locus 1 and abutts Locus 3 to the north and VT12 to the south. It is a heavily compacted grey-brown clay with patches of yellow present also. It contains an abundance of small (c. 5cm) stones and some larger ones that do no appear to have belonged to any feature. The locus is rich in materials, especially tile, mainly worn and pitted ancient tile, but some stray modern fragments. Much pottery was present in this locus also; of the 253 sherds 90% was impasto, and 195 sherds of this were body fragments. More generally it appears Locus 2 was a mix of ancient materials and some of the construction fill, although it appears the material culture was largely ancient.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-19.12 -3.4 304.64 1
-14.87 -1.49 304.66 2
-14.3 -3.37 304.65 3
-19.15 -4.91 304.71 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-19.12 -3.4 304.46 1
-14.87 -1.49 304.4 2
-14.3 -3.37 304.38 3
-19.15 -4.91 304.5 4
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 2 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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