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A "trench book" provides a narrative account of excavations activities and initial (preliminary) interpretations. Trench book documentation can provide key information about archaeological context. To facilitate discovery, access, and use, the project's hand-written trench books have been transcribed and associated with other data.

The following lists transcribed trench books:

Trench Books After 2016

In the 2017 field season, trench supervisors used KobotoolBox to enter trench book transcriptions into a new database. Transcriptions and metadata for these entries made after 2016 will be somewhat different, and will be listed below:

Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Document Type Trench Book Index
Property or Relation Value(s)
Temporal Coverage
[Standard: Dublin Core Terms]
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Open Context editors work with data contributors to annotate datasets to shared vocabularies, ontologies, and other standards using 'Linked Open Data' (LOD) methods.

The annotations presented above approximate some of the meaning in this contributed data record to concepts defined in shared standards. These annotations are provided to help make datasets easier to understand and use with other datasets.

Suggested Citation

Anthony Tuck. "Trench Book Index from Italy/Poggio Civitate". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-08-15. Open Context. <>

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