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Locus Number 13
Legacy Database LocusID 797
Legacy Database TBTID 324
Locus Year 2009
Open Date 2009-07-24
Open Page 153
Soil Samples False
Photos False
Munsell Color 10 YR 4/3 brown (dry), 2.5 Y 5/3 light olive brown (wet)
Description Locus 13 is a roundish-shaped locus, sitting in-between Locus 12 and 14 on the E side of the trench. It sits under Locus 11, which extended through nearly the whole trench (except for Locus 7 in the NW corner) but is really a continuation of Locus 8. It can be seen in the E baulk, starting ca. 50 cm S of the N baulk. Locus 13 is a dry yellowish-brown clay. It bakes very quickly in sunlight and heat. It consists of several rocks, which vary considerably in size. Some are small boulders, and are probably more than 30 cm long, while others are more fist-sized. The presence of barbed wire in the E baulk just above Locus 13 in Locus 11 and the presence under two rocks in Locus 13 & 14 of a void, in which can be seen more rocks with air pockets in between them, indicates that is still backfill, most likely from one of the Tesoro-6 trenches, but due to the lack of archival material regarding the precise location of the early trenches, it is impossible to know exactly which one it was. Excavation did not finish in this locus. Due to time constraits, the focus of the last few days of excavation was limited to the archaeologically secure soil of the N part of the trench, and of revealing the stratigraphy of the N baulk. No closing points or elevations were taken for the 2009 season closing.

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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 13 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 56/2009, ID:616". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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