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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 10
Legacy Database LocusID 930
Legacy Database TBTID 356
Locus Year 2011
Open Date 2011-07-20
Close Date 2011-08-01
Open Page 159
Close Page 205
Soil Samples True
Photos False
Munsell Color 2.5Y 3/2 very dark grayish brown
Description Locus 10 was located in approximately the southernmost 1.5 meters of the trench (between 45W and 50W). Locus 10 is equivalent to Locus 4 from the 2010 excavation season and was excavated in order to sound more deeply beneath the rocks of Locus 6, which are still visible in the southern baulk wall of the trench. The soil of Locus 10 is dark grayish-blue in color, is extremely claylike, is exceptionally moist, with a slightly oily appearance and at times a fetid scent. Very little material was recovered from this locus, although some small rocks were scattered throughout the soil; very little terracotta roofing tile and pottery was found in this locus but one of the few bone fragments was recovered from Locus 10. All materials recovered from the locus were ancient in date, suggesting that this is a contextually sound deposit. Soil samples were taken from Locus 10 for further analysis, as the oily appearance, strange color, and fetid scent of the locus suggest some sort of organic deposit. Locus 10 is equivalent to Loci 4 and 12.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-50 -100.7 29.61 1
-46.7 -100.63 29.36 2
-45 -100.5 29.41 3
-45 -102.2 29.52 4
-50 -102.2 29.72 5
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-50 -100.7 29.15 1
-46.67 -100.63 29.13 2
-45 -100.5 29.13 3
-45 -102.2 29.13 4
-50 -102.2 29.24 5
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 10 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 38/2011, ID:637". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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