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Bone Summary

Bone Summary

T-70 yielded 70 pieces of bone during the 2015 season of excavation.

Locus 1 - 0 pieces

Locus 2 -

Diagnostic: 7 (3 molars; 2 tusks; 2 joints)

Non-Diagnostic: 59

Total: 66 pieces

Locus 3 - 0 pieces

Locus 4 - 0 pieces

Locus 5 -

Diagnostic: 0

Non-Diagnostic: 1

Locus 6

Diagnostic: 1 (molar in jaw)

Non-Diagnostic: 2

Total: 3

T-70 Bone evaluation

The majority of bone retrieved from T-70 was fragmentary and likely from animal waste products. Few diagnostic pieces were discovered and a minority had distinguishing features such as burn marks (five in total across Locus 1 and Locus 2 ).

Locus 2 yielded the majority of bone finds, 28 of which were associated fragments with a large joint (likely of a cow) discovered in the western baulk wall.

Locus 1 , Locus 3 and Locus 4 yielded no bone fragments at all and Locus 5 only one fragment. The Locus 6 floor soil (compacted earth) held one tusk left in situ as well as three other pieces, one of which was a diagnostic piece consisting of a molar within a complete jaw fragment (the jaw was in tact on either side of the molar).

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Matilda V. Stevens. "MVS I (2015-08-01):137-140; Bone Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 70/2015, ID:687". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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