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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 3
Legacy Database LocusID 565
Legacy Database TBTID 289
Locus Year 2007
Open Date 2007-06-28
Close Date 2007-06-29
Open Page 45
Close Page 55
Soil Samples True
Photos False
Munsell Color 2.5Y 7/3 pale yellow
Description Locus 3 consisted of a gray, flaky, galestra-like soil. In all likelyhood, this soil is a redeposition of galestra, which would have occured after the destruction of the 6th century B.C. archaic building; redepositions of galestra similar to this one here are paralleled throughout the site, especially in the archaic southern courtyard. Along with Locus 4, a brown, mottled soil, and Locus 5, a second layer of redeposited galestra, Locus 3 should be associated with the post-archaic-building destruction. Locus 3 was a very thin deposit but contained a relatively large amount of material, given the depth of the locus; 4.5 bowls of tile and plaster, 43 sherds of pottery, and 10 pieces of bone were recovered. Additionally, Locus 3 was the first stratum in which no modern materials were found, indicating that this was the first truly stratified, datable deposit found in T-48. Thus contextual and chronological information can be gained by any finds recovered from this locus.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
194 -52 27.37 1
197 -52 27.39 2
196.02 -55 27.28 3
194 -55 27.27 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
194 -52 27.24 1
197 -52 27.26 2
196.02 -55 27.155 3
194 -55 27.175 4
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 3 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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