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Layer Date Start 150
Layer Date Start Suffix BC
Layer Date End 1
Layer Date End Suffix BC
Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Vessels of Infant Burial
Formation Process Intentional Deposition
Stratigraphic Reliability Fair
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels True
Observations found at bottom of fill of cut which was excavated in the previous year (2010) vessels appear broken from above , some sherds found in fill inside; many cracks
Position central area B 2011
Shape two somewhat intact vessels; oriented E W
Finds Observations The dating is based on the two vessels that are more complete.
Ceramics Observations Very good general condition. Most sherds belong to two vessels; at least two other vessels are also represented.
Originally Revised Date 2011-01-07
Originally Signed Date 2012-07-13
Record Revised Date 2016-04-26
Interpretation Two largely intact ceramic vessels, which appear to cap each other. They are in situ, but are broken from above - several stones and large chunks of other pottery are visible at the top of the inner fill, and these may be responsible for the breakage. The vessels contain the skeleton of an infant. They sit along side a wall (SU1299) and on the same orientation, so the grave is possibly associated with this structure. (Vessels bagged separately (1&2) when possible.
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Ceramics (count) 127
Ceramics (weight, kg.) 5.011
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Suggested Citation

Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. "Unit 1338 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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