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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Layer Date Start 800
Layer Date Start Suffix BC
Layer Date End 40
Layer Date End Suffix AD
Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Brownish soil with stones below 1181
Formation Process Accumulation
Stratigraphic Reliability Good
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
Elevation Maximum 63.0
Elevation Minimum 63.0
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels False
Clay 15.0
Silt 85.0
Soil Matrix Granular
Soil Compation Loose
Soil Color Brown
Observations Greco-Italian amphora within layer = pictures 749-750; complete rim and tops of handles present, found upside down. Excavated with pickaxe
Position Near center at southern edge of excavation
Shape Rectangular, with stones 1206 jutting in at SE
Layer Surface level. Rubble visible at surface throughout
Layer Inclusion Observations amount of rubble fairly uniform throughout
Layer Thickness Observations slightly thinner around center of room
Layer Interface Sharp
Finds Observations painted fineware: red paint; commonware: cooking stand; impasto: protostoric. 2 pieces with incised decoration. Burnished.; amphora: 1 rim- neck with rim and part of handle; bone: 1 bag
Originally Filled Date 2010-07-22
Originally Revised Date 2010-07-22
Originally Entered Date 2010-11-07
Originally PDF Date 2010-07-23
Record Revised Date 2016-04-26
Interpretation Layer of soil and rubble placed upon bedrock in order to level the surface for construction of building. Western and southern walls of room 1 appear to be built directly on this rubble. Layer appears to continue beneath northern wall of room 1. There is a shallow curving channel in the bedrock beneath the layer; this layer appears to have filled the channel as well.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Bone (count) (Note) (no count provided)
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Anthropic Soil Inclusions
  • Amphorae, Rare
  • Dolia, Rare
  • Pottery
Geologic Soil Inclusions
  • Tufo, Medium
  • Travertine, Rare
Organic Soil Inclusions Animal Bones, Rare
Anthropic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 2300]
    Class: Amphorae, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 2467]
    Class: Dolia, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 7912]
    Class: Pottery, Frequency: [Not recorded]
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Geologic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 4110]
    Class: Tufo, Frequency: Medium
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 4290]
    Class: Travertine, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Organic Soil Inclusion Details
Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 6068]
Class: Animal Bones, Frequency: Rare
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 1205 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/b79a348b-5fae-4092-94da-9c5a77b16d26>

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The Gabii Project

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