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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Locus Number 5
Legacy Database LocusID 1378
Legacy Database TBTID 428
Locus Year 2015
Open Date 2015-07-27
Close Date 2015-07-29
Open Page 121
Close Page 147
Soil Samples False
Photos False
Munsell Color 2.5Y 4/4 olive brown
Description Locus 5 encompassed the entire trench, including the original trench and the northern extension. Locus 5 thus was overlaid by both loci 2 and 4, which covered the original trench and the northern extension, respectively; Loci 2 and 4 were determined to be the topsoil underneath a modern dirt dump. Locus 5 was opened to consolidate Loci 2 and 4. The soil was dark brown and claylike with some pockets of carbon and stoney inclusions ranging from pebble to palm-sized. The opening surface of the locus was relatively flat, with a slight downward slope from north to south. This locus was highly productive in terms of pottery sherds in relation to the previous loci; in contrast to previous loci, smaller quantities of tile were found. Notable finds include a possible crucible fragment, a bone fragment with possible butcher mark, and two sherds of bucchero, one ridged and one incised. Although Locus 5 was opened in order to consolidate Loci 2 and 4, all materials recovered from the locus were ancient in date, indicating that this may have been a contextually secure stratum.
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Opening Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
106 -38 27.18 1
109 -38 27.14 2
109 -43 26.87 3
106 -43 26.96 4
Closing Grid Coordinates
EW (x) NS (y) Elevation (z) Rotation Order
106 -38 27.06 1
109 -38 27.11 2
109 -43 26.93 3
106 -43 26.87 4
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Temporal Coverage
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Anthony Tuck. "Locus 5 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 78/2015, ID:701". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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