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The excavation of North Terrace 3 was undertaken for several reasons.  First, we hope to better define the stratigraphy of the north slope of Poggio Civitate and, thus, to better define the limits of the ancient site.  Second, we want to urther determine the extent of the fossa encountered in both North Terrace 1 and 2 (see SL I and JH II ). Third, we want to recover any artifacts that were either washed or pushed over the slope of the hill, especially architectural and sculptural elements belonging to the Upper Building.

This particular area of the north slope was initially chosen because of the large "mound" running east-west at the base of the slope.  The "mound" proved to be a dump site, but excavation will continue for all the above reasons.

The trench will employ an independent grid system internally, but is actually

based upon the grid system initiated by E. Nielsen in 1971.  Using the northeast corner of the Upper Building for reference, we triangulated a point straight out thirteen meters.  This point is N/66 according to the master grid for the Tesoro trench series and will serve as A/1 for the internal grid system of North Terrace 3.  The alphabetical coordinates will progress from south to north and the numerical coordinates will increase from west to east ( see the diagram on p. 8 ).

All of the depth measurements will be taken from the surface of the southern balk.

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Danielle Newland. "DN I (1988-06-15):2-7; Introduction from Italy/Poggio Civitate/North Terrace/North Terrace 3/1988, ID:255". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/29c378fc-02a9-4921-a444-927d472dbbf5>

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