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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Layer Date Start 900
Layer Date Start Suffix BC
Layer Date End 500
Layer Date End Suffix BC
Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Reddish tufo layer 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 20.0
Silt 80.0
Soil Matrix Cohesive
Soil Compation Hard
Soil Color Other_2
Soil Color (Other) orange
Observations Excavated by pickaxe. Large reddish circle near center on surface. Additional reddish patch mid-layer near NE corner
Position near center at southern edge of excavation
Shape rectangular
Layer Surface level
Layer Thickness Observations increases to east
Layer Interface Sharp
Finds Observations bone: animal
Originally Filled Date 2010-07-21
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 SU 1204 is an orange layer of soil discovered deep under the cocciopesto floor in room 1. Due to its orange color and deep red patches, which may represent decaying tufo, it is possible that this area was used to heat tufo blocks in order to prepare the floor surfaces seen elsewhere in Area B. Layer appears to extend under northern wall of room 1.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Bone (count) 1
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Anthropic Soil Inclusions
  • Amphorae, Rare
  • Pottery
Geologic Soil Inclusions Tufo
Organic Soil Inclusions Animal Bones, Rare
Anthropic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 2299]
    Class: Amphorae, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 7911]
    Class: Pottery, Frequency: [Not recorded]
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Geologic Soil Inclusion Details
Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 8440]
Class: Tufo, Frequency: [Not recorded]
Soil Inclusion Details
[No details]
Organic Soil Inclusion Details
Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 6067]
Class: Animal Bones, Frequency: Rare
Soil Inclusion Details
[No details]
Property or Relation Value(s)
Temporal Coverage
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Suggested Citation

Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. "Unit 1204 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/c43fa2ef-aa6f-4af3-8b8c-b9fe5ca75d9c>

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