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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 5
Legacy Database LocusID 411
Legacy Database TBTID 282
Locus Year 2006
Open Date 2006-07-13
Close Date 2006-07-26
Open Page 24
Close Page 60
Soil Samples True
Photos False
Munsell Color 5Y 4/3 olive
Description Locus 5, when it was first opened, extended across the entire trench, however a tile spread (Locus 6) was uncovered in the western half of the trench, and so Locus 5 was then reduced to extending throughout only the eastern half of the trench. The soil of Locus 5 is a dark olive brown, clay-like, and heavily mottled soil. Locus 5 appears to be the first ancient, stratified deposit, for it was the first stratum excavated which did not contain any modern materials. Locus 5 additionally contained by far the most materials of any loci; large quantities of both roofing tiles and ceramics were recovered from Locus 5. Locus 5 contained over 1200 pottery sherds, although only 42 pieces of bone were found. Beginning in Locus 5, a fairly large number of red slip, or terra sigilata, pottery sherds (43) were recovered, as well as a number of black slip pottery sherds (35). Additionally, some metal was found in Locus 5, including a bronze droplet and two pieces of iron. Locus 5 is equivalent to Locus 12 in the northern extension of the trench.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-1.69 -12.57 0.39 1
1.17 -11.92 0.24 2
1.88 -15.25 0.17 3
-0.92 -15.5 0.35 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-0.3 -12.57 -0.04 1
1.17 -11.92 -0.03 2
1.88 -15.25 -0.13 3
0.14 -14.86 -0.03 4
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 5 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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