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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Layer Date Start 900
Layer Date Start Suffix BC
Layer Date End 180
Layer Date End Suffix AD
Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Reddish soil abutting 1222
Formation Process Accumulation
Layer Date Observations terra sigillata could be very early or very late; its slip is bad and breaks are very soft
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
Elevation Maximum 64.0
Elevation Minimum 63.0
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels False
Clay 20.0
Silt 80.0
Soil Matrix Granular
Soil Compation Friable
Observations excavated with pickaxes
Position W end of excavated part of area B
Shape irregular
Layer Surface slopes to S and E; visible large rocks
Layer Inclusion Observations significant spread of plaster and mortar - thin white fragmenst with clay attached to the back - distributed throughout
Layer Thickness Observations shallower at S end (ca. 6cm) compared to N end (20 cm)
Layer Interface Other
Layer Interface (Other Notes) sharp with 1231; diffuse with 1242
Non-Soil Sample Size 8 small pieces
Non-Soil Sample Type plaster/mortar
Finds Observations black gloss: 1 piece with stamped decoration (dolphin?); worked stone: travertine; metal (deprecated): 1 small bag of iron; plaster: 3 boxes and 1 bag (2016 edit: see note in bulk finds section)
Originally Filled Date 2010-07-23
Originally Revised Date 2010-07-23
Originally Entered Date 2010-11-09
Originally PDF Date 2010-07-27
Record Revised Date 2016-07-26
Interpretation Post-abandonment accumulation which sits on top of a roof collapse - as a result, we removed many roof tiles at the lower part of 1232 which form the beginnings of SU 1242
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Plaster (count) 11
Worked Stone (count) 1
Metal (deprecated) (count) (Note) (no count provided)
Plaster (details) 2016 edit: 2 boxes of white fragments retained. Another bag discovered in another casetta with some larger fragments, but discarded due to break in activity and the bag being left open; material looks similar to the retained fragments from a sealed bag.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Botany Flotation Volume 0.0
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Anthropic Soil Inclusions
  • Tiles, Frequent
  • Mortar, Frequent
  • Painted Plaster, Frequent
  • Pottery
Geologic Soil Inclusions
  • Tufo, Frequent
  • Travertine, Rare
  • Limestone, Frequent
Anthropic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 1976]
    Class: Tiles, Frequency: Frequent
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 2710]
    Class: Mortar, Frequency: Frequent
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 3561]
    Class: Painted Plaster, Frequency: Frequent
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 7924]
    Class: Pottery, Frequency: [Not recorded]
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Geologic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 3908]
    Class: Tufo, Frequency: Frequent
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 4291]
    Class: Travertine, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 4580]
    Class: Limestone, Frequency: Frequent
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Property or Relation Value(s)
Temporal Coverage
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Suggested Citation

Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. "Unit 1232 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/5f06f8da-6f0d-4ba7-94aa-e12518ef3ae7>

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