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Introduction and Trench Plan, 2001

The purpose of reopening T21 is to complete examining the objectives that were begun last year.  The main objectives from last year were to clarify the stratigraphy of T21, search for a return north of the southern archaic defensive wall, and to enhance the undersatnding of the relationship between the workshop in T26 and the light-framed architectural feature in T21.

The work completed last season clarified the upper part of T21's stratigraphy and determined the lack of evidence for the northern return of the defensive wall through that particular area.  Also, the grey crumbly soil, Munsell number {information not provided} , found approx. 60-70 cm b.d. and sharply dividing the main soil types is postulated to be a terracing action across the entire T21 area as it appears to form the floor of the light-framed architectural feature that dominates the T21 area.

The primary focus of this season is to excavate through the Orientalizing period and down to sterile soil.  In pervious seasons, trenches stopped at the Archaic level,

so little is known of the Orientalizing activity in the immediate T21 vicinity.  By clarifying this, further light may be shed upon any precursing activity to the light-framed architectural feature and the relationship of this area to the workshop to the east and the other Orientalizing structures to the northwest.

This reopening will preserve the same meter designations, datum point, dirt dump, and terracotta dump piles.  In re-establishing the trench stakes, a transit and triangulation were used with an error of 5 cm or less.  Pottery will continue to be measured in terms of latte boxes (16 x 9 x 5 cm) and terracotta in terms of cassette (30 x 50 x 70 cm).  The trench will continue with last season's last locus, which in this case is locus 13.  Also, supplemental finds will be entered as they are found and the find number will be a continuation of the actual day's special find numbers.

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Scott J. Glenn. "SJG II (2001-06-04):152-161; Introduction and Trench Plan, 2001 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 21/2001, ID:446". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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