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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 7
Legacy Database LocusID 1382
Legacy Database TBTID 428
Locus Year 2015
Open Date 2015-07-29
Close Date 2015-07-31
Open Page 147
Close Page 173
Soil Samples False
Photos False
Munsell Color 2.5Y 4/3 Olive brown
Description Locus 7 was located to the south of Locus 8, the darker soil with some concentrations of tile in the northern meters of the trench, and to the southwest of Locus 6, the remains of a newly discovered building's northern wall. Therefore, Locus 7 was situated in the interior of a newly discovered building. The soil was medium yellowish-brown in color, with white inclusions and stones roughly palm-sized scattered throughout. There were some carbon and root inclusions as well. There was a large quantity of pottery and some tile and bone uncovered in this locus. Additionally, a large amount of decaying plaster was found in the southeastern section of this locus. One sherd of pottery and some plaster lay horizontally on a dense, hard-packed surface that directly underlay Locus 7. This likely was the floor surface of the new building's interior and Locus 7 was excavated to expose this surface throughout the locus. Notably, this floor surface was bordered to the south by a linear stone feature. The stones of this feature were large and stacked atop one another, indicating that they may have formed an internal division wall that parallels a similar wall to the south, in trenches T-66, 75, and 76. A second cluster of stones, which were too small to be a wall, bounded Locus 7 on its eastern side; the nature of these stones is less clear than the larger stones located along Locus 7's southern border. Both stone features were included in Locus 7. All materials collected from this locus were ancient in date, indicating that this was a contextually secure deposit.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
106 -40 26.94 1
107.85 -41.48 26.87 2
109 -42.13 26.95 3
109 -43 26.93 4
106 -43 26.87 5
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
106 -40 26.86 1
109 -42.13 26.75 2
109 -43 26.82 3
106 -43 26.87 4
Property or Relation Value(s)
Temporal Coverage
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Suggested Citation

Anthony Tuck. "Locus 7 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 78/2015, ID:701". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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