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Stratigraphic Summary

Stratigraphic Summary

The stratigraphy of this portion of T-26 was rather unusual.  The topsoil and initial stratum were normal, with relatively little variation from that encountered elsewhere in T-26 and producing very little material.  Below the initial rather thick stratum was a layer of grayish, stone-included soil which was essentially sterile.

Following this was another heavy layer of darker gray soil with sporadic pottery and tile fragments.  Below this was a very heavy and dense packing of stones, all of which were fragmentary and tended to flake in sheets.

The stratigraphy to this point was not especially unusual, although the second dense rock packing differs from that found in T-26 immediately to the north.  The stone layer first encountered was less of a stone pack and more of a layer of sterile soil with occasional stones.  The stone pack below this is significantly lower in depth than that mentioned in NM.

Below this stone pack was a medium brown soil with plaster inclusions which rested upon a heavily carbon included, dark nearly grayish black soil.

In an attempt to clarify the relation between the medium brown plaster soil and the burn soil, a cut was taken below the burned soil into a sterile olive brown soil with heavy lime inclusions.  However, as work progressed north in the K meter from M/72 to K/72, it became clear that the depth of carbon burn soil dropped drastically in the M/72 meter.

This suggests a lense or a depression in this region, although it is possible that this indicates a fossa or ditch running parallel to the S.I. building.  This issue will be investigated in the following season.

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Tony Tuck. "TT VI (1994-08-06):158-161; Stratigraphic Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1994, ID:141". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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