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Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Square channel
Formation Process Construction
Stratigraphic Reliability Good
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
Elevation Maximum 63.0
Elevation Minimum 62.0
In Cross Section False
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photos True
Has Photosmodels False
Filled On 2010-07-23
Revised On 2010-07-27
Observations Channel was detected at the very southwestern edge of trench B
Shape square, ca. 2 m long
Structure Building Technique Other channel is cut into the bedrock
Structure Dimensions length ca. 2m, width 0.3m
Structure Description The channel was detected below SU 1203 and since it since it is covered with tufo slabs and sits right below the southern edge of the section. The possibility of encountering it was rather limited. We were able to peer into the channel and it is certain that we found the easternmost edge of it. A large pit (SU 1225) was excavated in order to reach the bedrock. During the excavations of this "starting pit" for the construction of the channel the earlier floor (SU 1173) was destroyed. The chronology of the impact is quite clear, but not the date. Whilst peering into the 'channel' one could see a "T-junction," meaning another channel crossing our SU 1228. One would see light falling into this cross-channel from the SW-direction and one could also feel very fresh and cold air streaming through the channel. The channel was dug as an open cut into the bedrock and covered afterwards with tufo slabs. If I had been much smaller I would have crouched into it to find out more about it. :)
Originally Issued Date 2010-07-23
Originally Filled Date 2010-07-23
Originally Revised Date 2010-07-27
Originally Entered Date 2012-07-05
Originally PDF Date 2010-07-28
Record Revised Date 2016-04-26
Interpretation
  • Sewerdelta


    Author:
    Claudia Melisch

  • The channel was detected below SU 1203 and since it is covered with tufo slabs and sits right below the southern edge of the section the possibility of encountering it was rather limited. We were able to peer into the channel and it is certain that we found the wasternmost edge of it. A large pit (SU 1229) was excavated in order to reach the bedrock. During the excavation of this starting pit for the construction of the channel the earlier floor (SU 1173) was destroyed. The chronology of the impact is quite clear, but not the date. Whilst peering into the channel one could see a T-junction meaning another channel crossing our SU 1228. One could see light falling into this cross-channel from SW direction and could also feel very fresh and cold air streaming through the channel. The channel was dug as an open cut into the bedrock and covered afterwards with tufo slabs. Is I would be much smaller I would have crouched into it to find out more about it. Interpretation: sewer?


    Author:
    Claudia Melisch

Interpretation Author Claudia Melisch
Interpretation Date
  • 2010-07-23
  • 2010-07-27
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Suggested Citation

Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. "Unit 1228 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/c2ced8f3-3f26-4058-9291-ad3fde63203d>

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