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Bone Summary

Bone Summary

Locus #

# of Pieces

# Sieved

Total # of Pieces

% of total

1

0

0

0

0%

2

54

0

54

27%

3

0

0

0

0%

4

18

0

18

9%

5

5

0

5

3%

6

1

0

1

1%

7

2

0

2

1%

8

54

0

54

27%

9

0

0

0

0%

10

0

0

0

0%

11

18

0

18

9%

12

41

3

44

22%

13

1

0

1

1%

14

0

0

0

0%

Baulk Trim

2

0

2

1%

Total

196

3

199

100%

The majority of the bone recovered was fragmentary. The high number of bones from the inedible parts of animals, such as jaws, teeth, and feet bones being recovered is tentative evidence of animal meat processing in the area.

A large number of teeth and bone fragments from the limbs of animal were recovered throughout the trench. Some loci were more prolific in terms of bone fragments than others. Locus 2 , locus 8 , and locus 12 provided 76% of the total bone found in the T-57. Diagnostic animal bones, identifiable by their shape or the preservation of their distal or proximal

ends, were recovered from the above mentioned loci. Also a notable number of diagnostic bones were recovered from locus 4 . Deer, sheep, pig, goat and cow were some of the animals from which these bone fragments came.

A human neonate distal humerus ( 20140066 20140066 ) was recovered from locus 11 . The surface was worn and encrusted, and the spongy bone is visible at the horizontal cut on the shaft. Another neonate humerus ( 20140036 20140036 ) was also recovered from locus 5 . The bone is worn and scratched. Neither of these bones appear to have been recovered from a funeral context. The loci both contained fragments of tile, pottery, and animal bones and showed no intentional cutting into the soil.

A cow horn core ( 20140081 20140081 ) was recovered from locus 8 . It is worked with portions of the skull at the base, and a transversal cut on the opposite end. A cut red deer metacarpal ( 20140067 20140067 ) was also recovered from locus 8 and both ends have transversal cuts and the cut part is extremely smooth. These two artifacts are further evidence of the working of bone at Poggio Civitate., however there most likely was not any work space in the vicinity of T-57.

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Suggested Citation

Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC VI (2014-08-07):187-190; Bone Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 57/2015, ID:699". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/82126e6f-fbeb-45fd-a66b-c06f09f4c590>

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