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Locus Number 8
Legacy Database LocusID 577
Legacy Database TBTID 289
Locus Year 2007
Open Date 2007-07-18
Close Date 2007-07-25
Open Page 131
Close Page 159
Soil Samples True
Photos False
Munsell Color 2.5Y 5/4 light olive brown
Description Locus 8 consisted of a hard, brown, claylike, slightly mottled soil that contained inclusions of terracotta and carbon. When Locus 8 was first opened, it extended throughout the entire trench, including the eastern extension. As the floor of the trench was lowered and broght down to the same elevation as a lower, unexcavated portion of T-23, the eastern extension was extended 90cm to the south and Locus 8 encompased this area as well, so that the new SE corner of the trench was located at 54.90S/198E. Locus 8 was a fairly deep locus, averaging approximately 35cm in depth. Locus 8 also yielded high quantities of material, including 17.5 bowls of tile and plaster, 517 sherds of pottery, and 269 pieces of bone. Additionally, some identifiable archaic-period architectural terracottas, such as a fragment of gorgon hair, a raking sima fragment, and a rosette applique were recovered from this locus, indicating that Locus 8 dates to the archaic period; it may be that Locus 8 should be identified as an archaic destruction or habitation stratum. Stratigraphically, this is interesting, for Locus 8, which contains identifiably archaic materials, was at a lower elevation than the series of column pads uncovered in the T-30 area, which were found in a securely dated orientalizing context.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
194 -52 26.78 1
198 -52 26.79 2
198 -54 26.71 3
196.02 -55 26.68 4
194 -55 26.73 5
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
194 -52 26.57 1
196.25 -52 26.47 2
198 -52 26.52 3
198 -53.2 26.47 4
198 -54.9 26.5 5
196.02 -55 26.37 6
194 -55 26.44 7
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 8 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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