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Locus Number 4
Legacy Database LocusID 566
Legacy Database TBTID 289
Locus Year 2007
Open Date 2007-06-29
Close Date 2007-07-02
Open Page 55
Close Page 63
Soil Samples True
Photos False
Munsell Color 2.5Y 5/4 light olive brown
Description Locus 4 consisted of a dark, reddish-brown, claylike, slightly mottled soil that contained inclusions of terracotta, rocks, and some charcoal. Although brown, mottled, and claylike, Locus 4 should be considered as part of the same soil package as Loci 3 and 5, both of which seem to be redeposited galestra. This is because patches of this brown, mottled soil appeared throughout Locus 5 and there were in fact patches of galestra-like soil throughout Locus 4. Like Locus 3, Locus 4 is very thin, with an average depth of approximately 4.5cm. However, given the shallowness of this locus, Locus 4 contained a high quantity of materials; 4 bowls of tile and ceramic, 79 sherds of pottery, and 10 pieces of bone were recovered. In addition, the first metal find of the trench, a bronze flake, was found in Locus 4.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
194 -52 27.24 1
197 -52 27.26 2
196.02 -55 27.155 3
194 -55 27.175 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
194 -52 27.205 1
197 -52 27.24 2
196.02 -55 27.07 3
194 -55 27.125 4
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 4 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 48/2007, ID:587". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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