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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Layer Date Start 305
Layer Date Start Suffix BC
Layer Date End 50
Layer Date End Suffix BC
Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Yellowish fill, south of road 1400
Formation Process Accumulation
Stratigraphic Reliability Poor
Stratigraphic Unit Type Natural
Elevation Maximum 62.0
Elevation Minimum 62.0
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photos True
Has Photosmodels False
Filled On 2011-07-20
Revised On 2011-07-21
Clay 10.0
Silt 80.0
Sand 10.0
Soil Matrix Granular
Soil Compation Compact
Soil Color Yellow
Observations upper surface revealed, but not excavated. SU is still in situ.
Position South west quarter, near corner.
Shape Large north to south rectangular
Layer Surface slopes slightly south
Layer Inclusion Observations no clusters. Large tufo inclusions
Layer Interface Sharp
Finds Observations Most of the sherds have a sinter-like surface deposit.
Originally Issued Date 2011-07-20
Originally Filled Date 2011-07-20
Originally Revised Date 2011-07-21
Originally Entered Date 2012-08-01
Originally PDF Date 2011-07-27
Originally Signed Date 2012-07-10
Record Revised Date 2016-04-17
Interpretation Su 1405 represents a probable ancient layer, but its position just below backfill layers from the old Italian excavations make it very likely that significant contamination occurred. 1405 probably represents a natural accumulation which post-date the destruction of road 1400, but the exact relationship remains uncertain while 1405 awaits excavation.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Anthropic Soil Inclusions
  • Pottery, Rare
  • Tiles, Rare
Geologic Soil Inclusions
  • Tufo, Frequent
  • Basalt, Frequent
Anthropic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 894]
    Class: Pottery, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 1660]
    Class: Tiles, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Geologic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 92]
    Class: Tufo, Frequency: Frequent
    Soil Inclusion Details
    small to large gray tufo
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 4749]
    Class: Basalt, Frequency: Frequent
    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 1405 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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