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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 10
Legacy Database LocusID 740
Legacy Database TBTID 324
Locus Year 2009
Open Date 2009-07-14
Close Date 2009-07-16
Open Page 101
Close Page 115
Soil Samples False
Photos False
Description Locus 10 is comprised entirely of backfill from an earlier trench, probably Tesoro 15. It was declared solely for convience in documentation (with approval from Tony Tuck) and does not reflect any stratigraphic or archaeoloigcal reality in the soil, except for the fact that it is backfill. Locus 10 is situated in the S half of the trench. It sits beneath the portions of Locus 3, 4, & 5 which extended into the S half. It sits on top of Locus 11 and is south of the portion of Locus 4 in the north half of the trench, and all of Locus 6. Locus 10 consists of at least two different types of soil. One is black, extremely organic, and contains lots of medium-sized (fist-sized or bigger) rocks. The soil is very loose. The part of Locus 10 which extends into the W baulk is very similar to Locus 5 and the underlying southern portion of Locus 11, and all of Locus 13 and 14. All of these are probably comprised previous backfilled trenches. Finds from the excavation of Locus 10 such as shotgun shells confirm this. Some archaeological material was recovered including terracotta, ceramic, bone, and even some fragments of cavetto. No Munsell reading of the soil was taken, since it clearly backfill. No closing points were taken on the N boundary of Locus 10, but the elevations of the two S corners were recorded and are included in the closing points of Locus 10.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
136.06 -39.6 28.25 1
137.88 -39.54 28.2 2
138 -41 28.04 3
136 -41 28.19 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
138 -41 27.6 1
136 -41 27.79 2
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Suggested Citation

Anthony Tuck. "Locus 10 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 56/2009, ID:616". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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