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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 8
Legacy Database LocusID 414
Legacy Database TBTID 282
Locus Year 2006
Open Date 2006-07-26
Close Date 2006-08-01
Open Page 60
Close Page 78
Soil Samples True
Photos False
Munsell Color 5YR7/6 reddish yellow and 10YR 7/6 yellow
Description Locus 8 is located in the southeast corner of the trench and appears to be a heavily burnt soil. Combined with Loci 7 and 9, Locus 8 seems to comprise an element of an architectural feature. The soil of Locus 8 appears to be burnt, for it is extremely hard packed and has started to turn red, and so Locus 8 has been identified as a possible hearth. The soil of Locus 8 is extremely hard packed and a strip of the soil has turned a red color, while the soil surrounding this red segment is more yellow. It seems that this burnt soil extends into the southern baulk wall, although it appears to stop just short of the eastern baulk wall. Locus 8 was not actually excavated, just exposed and so no materials have been recovered from this locus. However, there also does not appear to be any materials located within this locus, for none are visible on the surface.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-0.05 -13.79 -0.04 1
0.86 -13.19 -0.1 2
1.88 -15.25 -0.13 3
0.14 -14.86 -0.03 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
-0.05 -13.79 -0.04 1
0.86 -13.19 -0.1 2
1.88 -15.25 -0.13 3
0.14 -14.86 -0.03 4
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 8 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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