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Definition Crushed tufo floor in room 4
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
Observations hot dry conditions, excavated with pickaxe and trowel
Position northern edge of area B 2010
Shape square
Layer Surface gentle slope to the south
Layer Inclusion Observations no inclusions
Layer Thickness Observations thickness is very much the same around 4-5 cm
Layer Interface Diffuse
Structure Floor Type Other crushed tufo
Structure Dimensions thickness ca. 5cm
Structure Description floor surface from very compacted, very orange tufo fragments up to 5 cm in diameter. The tufo seems to have been heated to get this color and probably also to dry it. No binding agent seems to have been used within the floor, but in some parts this floor has a pale, very smooth surface, like a white-wash or a sort of very thin Estrich (German word, english = ?)
Originally Filled Date 2010-08-03
Originally Revised Date 2010-08-03
Originally Entered Date 2010-11-08
Record Revised Date 2016-04-17
Interpretation Crushed tufo floor in room 4, was truncated by later digging activities and for the construction of walls 1186 and 1187 and 1226, but it is contemporary with the ashlar black wall SU 1183.
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Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. (2017) "Unit 1216 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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