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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 1
Legacy Database LocusID 1444
Legacy Database TBTID 445
Locus Year 2016
Open Date 2016-07-04
Close Date 2016-07-11
Open Page 23
Close Page 47
Soil Samples False
Photos False
Munsell Color See VT 8, 9, and VT 10
Description Locus 1 comprises the upper strata of the area of excavation. The site of excavation is a Tennis Court constructed in the 1980s, consequently Locus 1 consists of the upper level of the foundation for the Tennis Court and extends over the extent of VT 13. It is comprised of a light, circa 1cm, course of sand, that lies on top of 50cm of hard compacted clay and packing of small (c. 5cm) to medium size (c. 15cm) stones. This stratum appears to have been a drainage mechanism for rainwater on the courts. Below this is a hard packing of heavy clay-like soil, mixed with many small stones; comprised of limestone, shale, and chert. The soil is a brown-blue and is modelled in this way. In some areas a second layer of the brown-blue clay is found alternating with the hard packed heavy brown clay. Finds from Locus 1 suggest a mixed stratum, with both fine tile and plaster, and more worn fragments with large inclusions. Ancient materials (tile, coarseware, bone), medieval pottery, and modern material (glass, floor tiles, and plastic) were recovered from Locus 1. A linear feature comprised of white conglomerate stones was revealed in Locus 1 in the south east corner of VT 13.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-24.74 -1.1 305.08 1
-19.96 -0.22 305.09 2
-19.15 -4.91 305.09 3
-24.35 -6.45 305.06 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-24.74 -1.1 304.54 1
-19.96 -0.22 304.63 2
-19.15 -4.91 304.64 3
-24.35 -6.45 304.6 4
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 1 from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 13/2016, ID:723". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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