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Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Skeleton of imbrex grave
Formation Process Intentional Deposition
Stratigraphic Reliability Good
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels True
Observations Excavated ex situ with dental tools and a fine brush. Overlay on 1458
Position central location in cut drainage SU 1322, east of house in area B
Shape human
Originally Entered Date 2011-05-12
Originally PDF Date 2011-01-08
Record Revised Date 2016-04-26
Interpretation The skeleton was surrounded by soil SU 1463. There was a considerable disturbance amongst the lower body. The skull was nicely preserved and articulated, but the frontal is missing and the upper jaw. The skull showed a very obvious and deep mould, which I tryed to photograph in detail. Overall the skeleton was amazingly well-preserved. The skull seemed to appear being very small in diameter in comparison to the bones. The skeleton was lifted (whilst being covered with soil) together with the burial container (imbrex) and excavated ex situ because heavy rainfall was on its way.
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Suggested Citation

Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. "Unit 1460 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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