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Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Soil and big slab in courtyard
Formation Process Collapse
Stratigraphic Reliability Good
Stratigraphic Unit Type Natural
Elevation Maximum 63.0
Elevation Minimum 63.0
In Cross Section False
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photos True
Has Photosmodels False
Filled On 2011-07-19
Revised On 2011-08-02
Clay 50.0
Silt 47.0
Sand 3.0
Soil Matrix Cohesive
Soil Compation Hard
Soil Color Brown
Observations Dry, sunny conditions, good visibility.
Position Situated at the western edge of trench B, near threshold SU 1354 and close to sewer SU 1228/1230
Shape A single ashlar block, very big, with soil stuck to it.
Soil Sample False
Non-Soil Sample False
Sieving False
Originally Issued Date 2011-07-19
Originally Filled Date 2011-07-19
Originally Revised Date 2011-08-02
Originally Entered Date 2012-07-04
Originally PDF Date 2011-08-03
Record Revised Date 2016-04-26

Big ashlar, probably originally buries into the retaining wall of house (SU 1245) and then, during the renewal of the floor surface or during the construction of the drainage channel SU 1228, it was redeposited where we found it some 2000 years later.

Samantha Lash

Interpretation Author Samantha Lash
Interpretation Date 2011-07-19
Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Anthropic Soil Inclusions Pottery, Medium
Geologic Soil Inclusions Tufo, Rare
Anthropic Soil Inclusion Details
Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 1378]
Class: Pottery, Frequency: Medium
Soil Inclusion Details
[No details]
Geologic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 5]
    Class: Tufo, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    one block
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 404]
    Class: Tufo, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    A block
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Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. (2017) "Unit 1410 from Europe/Italy/Gabii/Area B". In The Gabii Project. Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato (Ed). Released: 2017-06-04. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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