Locus 11 extends through most of Tesoro 56, except for the NW corner of the trench, which is Locus 7 and is approximatly .5mx.5m in size. Locus 11 is situated next to Locus 7 and under Locus 6 and 10, and on top of Locus 12, 13, and 14. It extends into all four baulk walls, except for the NW corner, which consists of Locus 11.
Locus 11 is a light, yellowish or olive colored brown clay. It is moist when newly picked, but it drys quickly under sun and heat.
Locus 11 contained quite a few finds, but that is most likely because it was open for so long. Ceramic, bone, and terracotta were all recovered, but it was only as Locus 11 was turning into 12 that larger quantities of finds were recovered. Special finds from Locus 11 include a banquet frieze plaque fragment, slipped and imported ceramic, and cavetto fragments.
Another significant find from Locus 11 was a piece of modern barbed wire that still protudes from the W baulk, in the area of the rock fill. This confirmed that the entire south half of Locus 11 is composed of backfill, and the so-called rock feature, which juts into the north half of the trench. The rocks and the E part of the S half of Locus 11 appear to be backfill from one of the Tesoro 6 trenches, while the south half is probably backfill from Tesoro 15.
The northernmost portion of Locus 6, and the north half of the E baulk appear archaeologically secure, and the fact that most of the special finds were recovered from that area appears to confirm this.
Closing points for Locus 7, which defines the NW corner of Locus 11, were not taken.