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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Layer Date Start 175
Layer Date Start Suffix BC
Layer Date End 200
Layer Date End Suffix AD
Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Soil abutting northeast of SU 1386
Formation Process Construction
Stratigraphic Reliability Good
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
Elevation Maximum 63.0
Elevation Minimum 63.0
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels False
Clay 30.0
Silt 70.0
Sand 0.0
Soil Matrix Granular
Soil Compation Compact
Soil Color Brown
Observations excavated by trowel and pick, dry conditions.
Position central east-west, south of wall 1183
Shape irregular rectangle
Layer Surface flat, rubble visible in section abutting 1386
Layer Inclusion Observations rubble clusters alone southern edge
Layer Thickness Observations thicker in east. In west, overlied part of 1386
Layer Interface Diffuse
Soil Sample Volume 1.0
Non-Soil Sample Type Charcoal
Finds Observations Iron: one spike. Dates of comparanda suggest second to first century BC date for the SU, rather than the later date of 175 BC to AD 200.
Ceramics Observations Good overall condition.
Originally Entered Date 2011-04-12
Originally Signed Date 2012-07-13
Record Revised Date 2016-04-17
Interpretation Compact layer of soil. It is not unlikely that this fill represented what was left from the original fill beneath a potential floor surface in this work which is completely lost.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Ceramics Class
Amphora (rims count) 2
Amphora (handles count) 2
Amphora (walls count) 18
Amphora (total count) 22
Amphora (weight, kg) 0.708
Amphora (min size) 3.0
Amphora (max size) 9.0
Black Gloss (walls count) 2
Black Gloss (total count) 2
Black Gloss (weight, kg) 0.01
Black Gloss (min size) 1.0
Black Gloss (max size) 4.0
Bucchero (handles count) 1
Bucchero (bases count) 1
Bucchero (walls count) 3
Bucchero (total count) 5
Bucchero (weight, kg) 0.014
Bucchero (min size) 1.0
Bucchero (max size) 4.0
Commonware (rims count) 10
Commonware (handles count) 1
Commonware (bases count) 4
Commonware (walls count) 50
Commonware (total count) 66
Commonware (weight, kg) 0.98
Commonware (min size) 2.0
Commonware (max size) 7.0
Creamware (rims count) 1
Creamware (handles count) 1
Creamware (bases count) 2
Creamware (walls count) 14
Creamware (total count) 18
Creamware (weight, kg) 0.244
Creamware (min size) 2.0
Creamware (max size) 6.0
Genucilia Plate (rims count) 1
Genucilia Plate (walls count) 2
Genucilia Plate (total count) 3
Genucilia Plate (weight, kg) 0.04
Genucilia Plate (min size) 4.0
Genucilia Plate (max size) 5.0
Impasto (rims count) 4
Impasto (walls count) 10
Impasto (total count) 14
Impasto (weight, kg) 0.104
Impasto (min size) 1.0
Impasto (max size) 5.0
Impasto Chiaro Sabbioso (handles count) 1
Impasto Chiaro Sabbioso (walls count) 2
Impasto Chiaro Sabbioso (total count) 3
Impasto Chiaro Sabbioso (weight, kg) 0.03
Impasto Chiaro Sabbioso (min size) 2.0
Impasto Chiaro Sabbioso (max size) 4.0
Painted Creamware (rims count) 1
Painted Creamware (walls count) 2
Painted Creamware (total count) 3
Painted Creamware (weight, kg) 0.026
Painted Creamware (min size) 3.0
Painted Creamware (max size) 5.0
Painted Fineware (rims count) 1
Painted Fineware (walls count) 1
Painted Fineware (total count) 2
Painted Fineware (weight, kg) 0.024
Painted Fineware (min size) 4.0
Painted Fineware (max size) 5.0
Thin Walled (bases count) 1
Thin Walled (walls count) 7
Thin Walled (total count) 8
Thin Walled (weight, kg) 0.016
Thin Walled (min size) 2.0
Thin Walled (max size) 7.0
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Botany Flotation Volume 17.0
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Anthropic Soil Inclusions
  • Tiles, Rare
  • Dolia, Rare
  • Pottery
Geologic Soil Inclusions
  • Tufo, Frequent
  • Basalt, Frequent
Organic Soil Inclusions
  • Charcoal, Medium
  • Animal Bones, Rare
  • Animal Teeth, Rare
Anthropic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 1841]
    Class: Tiles, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 2490]
    Class: Dolia, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 8151]
    Class: Pottery, Frequency: [Not recorded]
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Geologic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 410]
    Class: Tufo, Frequency: Frequent
    Soil Inclusion Details
    small
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 4779]
    Class: Basalt, Frequency: Frequent
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Organic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 5722]
    Class: Charcoal, Frequency: Medium
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 6166]
    Class: Animal Bones, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 7174]
    Class: Animal Teeth, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Property or Relation Value(s)
Temporal Coverage
[Standard: Dublin Core Terms]
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Suggested Citation

Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. "Unit 1428 from Italy/Gabii/Area B". (2017) In The Gabii Project. Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato (Eds.) . Released: 2017-06-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/subjects/12420475-1cfa-4110-bad0-27ec5055f11c>

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