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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Layer Date Start 900
Layer Date Start Suffix BC
Layer Date End 150
Layer Date End Suffix BC
Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Brown layer in roundish pit
Formation Process Accumulation
Layer Date Observations if commonware, amphora, or large storage container fragments (all non-diagnostics) could be dated, the range could potentially end later than -150
Stratigraphic Reliability Poor
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
Elevation Maximum 63.0
Elevation Minimum 63.0
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels False
Soil Matrix Granular
Soil Compation Loose
Soil Color Other_2
Soil Color (Other) dark brown
Observations Characteristics of this fill soil is similar to that of 1169. There were a number of inclusions, gravel, pottery, tiles and amphora
Position westernmost section of area B; adjacent to 1174
Shape irregular polygon
Layer Surface pottery, tiles, mortar, small animal bones
Layer Inclusion Observations dispersed evenly throughout the fill
Layer Thickness Observations deepest in center above bedrock; shallow above tufo floor
Layer Interface Sharp
Layer Interface (Other Notes) covers tufo flooring an bedrock
Finds Observations both fragments (joins) have a bright green residue on inside
Originally Filled Date 2010-07-23
Originally Revised Date 2010-07-23
Originally Entered Date 2010-11-08
Originally PDF Date 2010-07-23
Record Revised Date 2016-04-17
Interpretation This soil was similar to 1169 in terms of color and inclusions. Because of this, it is difficult to say how much of the western cut it covers, but the sharp distinction between 1169 and the yellowish silt elps to establish a possiible western extent, some distance before 1174.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Anthropic Soil Inclusions
  • Tiles, Frequent
  • Mortar, Medium
  • Pottery
Geologic Soil Inclusions Tufo, Medium
Organic Soil Inclusions Animal Bones, Medium
Anthropic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 1974]
    Class: Tiles, Frequency: Frequent
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 2748]
    Class: Mortar, Frequency: Medium
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 7917]
    Class: Pottery, Frequency: [Not recorded]
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Geologic Soil Inclusion Details
Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 4112]
Class: Tufo, Frequency: Medium
Soil Inclusion Details
[No details]
Organic Soil Inclusion Details
Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 6678]
Class: Animal Bones, Frequency: Medium
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 1211 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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The Gabii Project

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