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Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Retaining wall in room 4
Formation Process Construction
Stratigraphic Reliability Good
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
Elevation Maximum 64.0
Elevation Minimum 63.0
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels False
Observations Retaining wall stretching west-east. Its eastern part has been robbed - elevation almost not visible on this eastern part. Light slope from west to east (up)
Position north of area B, northern wall of rooms 4 and 5
Shape linear, east-west
Structure Alignment west-east
Structure Dimensions l. ca. 585 cm, w. 47 cm, h. 30 cm
Structure Description West 368 cm length of ca. 60 cm high; East 217 cm length of ca. 3cm high
Structure Mortar Size medium
Structure Mortar Inclusions Other 3 x 12 cm; 1 sherd pottery
Originally Filled Date 2010-07-29
Originally Revised Date 2010-07-29
Originally Entered Date 2010-11-08
Record Revised Date 2016-04-26
Interpretation Retaining wall visible in room 4 and 5. Robbed on its eastern part. Obviously room 4 has been exposed to robbing more than room 5. Few inclusions - pottery, tiles and tufo slag (medium size). Ashlar blocks standing on bedrock (covered by a fine sandy layer of soil). No binding agent - presence of sandy soil. Ashlar blocks show traces of cutting (horizontal) but according to Jeff, just traces due to the poor quality of tufo. They show layers of different size grains of tufo.
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Suggested Citation

Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. "Unit 1217 from Italy/Gabii/Area B". (2017) In The Gabii Project. Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato (Eds.) . Released: 2017-06-04. Open Context. <>

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