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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 6
Legacy Database LocusID 1381
Legacy Database TBTID 428
Locus Year 2015
Open Date 2015-07-29
Close Date 2015-07-31
Open Page 147
Close Page 173
Soil Samples False
Photos False
Munsell Color 2.5Y 4/3 Olive brown
Description Locus 6 was a stone packing located along the eastern border of the trench, in it's central meters. Stones were all medium or large sized and were densely fit together and formed a relatively level surface. These stones continued eastward into T-81, with which they clearly formed a line. Additionally, two larger stones were found to the west of Locus 6, in Locus 8, which would continue the line of stones formed in Locus 6 and in T-81. These stones presumably once were connected to a similar line of stones in more westward trenches, in T-79, 77, 74, and 57. Therefore, the stones of Locus 6 represent the remains of a continuous line of stones that extended east to west from T-57 into T-74, 77, 79, 78, and 81; something disturbed or destroyed this line throughout most of T-78, and the only portion of the line preserved in the trench was Locus 6. Based on excavations carried out in 2014 and 2015 in surrounding trenches, this line of rocks is the northern wall of a newly discovered building. Locus 6 was unexcavated and so no tile, pottery, or bone was found. However, as this locus is part of the northern wall of the newly discovered building, it likely was a contextually secure stratum.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
108.38 -39.91 26.82 1
109 -40 26.83 2
109 -42.13 26.87 3
107.85 -41.48 26.95 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
108.38 -39.91 26.82 1
109 -40 26.83 2
109 -42.13 26.87 3
107.85 -41.48 26.95 4
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 6 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 78/2015, ID:701". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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