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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 1
Legacy Database LocusID 390
Legacy Database TBTID 282
Locus Year 2006
Open Date 2006-07-06
Close Date 2006-07-11
Open Page 11
Close Page 16
Soil Samples True
Photos False
Munsell Color 10YR 5/4 yellowish brown
Description Locus 1 consists of the humus layer and topsoil. The soil is characterized by the presence of grass roots in the humus layer, which do not penetrate into the rest of the locus. The soil is a loose, reddish-brown soil and contained small rocks, as well as terracotta tile fragments and ceramic sherds. Additionally, there is also a fairly high concetration of bone present in this locus. The locus contained a mixture of ancient and modern materials, including ancient tile fragments and ceramic sherds, modern roofing tiles and plastic. Due to the loose packing of the soil and the mixture of materials present, it therefore seems likely that Locus 1 is a fill soil, deposited in the area when either the road to the east or the tennis courts to the west were constructed. Locus 1 is equivalent to Locus 10 in the northern extension of the trench.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-1.69 -12.57 0.93 1
1.17 -11.92 0.38 2
1.88 -15.25 0.31 3
-0.92 -15.5 0.79 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-1.69 -12.57 0.57 1
1.17 -11.92 0.3 2
1.88 -15.25 0.18 3
-0.92 -15.5 0.47 4
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 1 from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescoavdo 6/2006, ID:583". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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