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Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Ceramics Class
Layer Date Start 1
Layer Date Start Suffix AD
Layer Date End 200
Layer Date End Suffix AD
Mosaic Tile (count) 1
Bone (count) 15
Glass (count) 1
Ceramics (count) 51
Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Mosaic Tile (weight, kg.) 0.004
Definition Tiles and soil cut by 1229
Glass (weight, kg.) 0.002
Ceramics (weight, kg.) 0.628
Bone (weight, kg.) 0.038
Formation Process Accumulation
Stratigraphic Reliability Fair
Stratigraphic Unit Type Natural
Elevation Maximum 63.0
Elevation Minimum 63.0
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels False
Clay 10.0
Silt 85.0
Sand 5.0
Soil Matrix Granular
Soil Compation Friable
Soil Color Brown
Observations In approximately the middle of SU 1401 there is a dramatic slope down toward south where 1173 (tufo floor) is truncated and find lower floor level at bottom of slope to threshold SU 1394.
Position Western edge in southern half of trench, northern limit close to 2010 excavation limit.
Shape Long, roughly rectangular.
Layer Surface Roof tiles focused in northern half of SU, some rubble in south.
Layer Inclusion Observations about halfway through dramatic slope down toward south to threshold.
Layer Thickness Observations decreases toward northern limit and tufo floor 1173.
Layer Interface Sharp
Non-Soil Sample Size Very small
Non-Soil Sample Type Charcoal
Finds Observations Black gloss: four rims, one wall, and one base belong to one vessel. Uncertain thin-walled ware comparanda; terra sigillata possibly intrusive, so SU may be of an earlier date than indicated on spot date. Fabric samples of tile collected.
Ceramics Observations One nearly whole black gloss vessel, inconsistent condition of sherds overall.
Originally Signed Date 2012-07-10
Record Revised Date 2016-04-17
Interpretation

SU 1401 seems to be accumulation layer cut by SU 1229. It contains little pottery and animal bone and covers what appears to be 2 different floor phases. In the north the continuation of tufo floor 1173 and in the southern half an older, lower phase that is associated with the entry (threshold SU 1394) level. Very southern end and edge next to wall 1058 seems to slope downward and lower floor seems truncated possibly by a foundation cut for the wall but further excavation is needed.


Author:
Samantha Lash

Interpretation Author Samantha Lash
Interpretation Date 2014-07-22
Black Gloss (rims count) 4
Black Gloss (bases count) 2
Black Gloss (walls count) 6
Black Gloss (total count) 12
Black Gloss (weight, kg) 0.268
Black Gloss (min size) 1.0
Black Gloss (max size) 10.0
Bucchero (walls count) 1
Bucchero (total count) 1
Bucchero (weight, kg) 0.004
Bucchero (max size) 2.0
Commonware (rims count) 4
Commonware (walls count) 10
Commonware (total count) 14
Commonware (weight, kg) 0.086
Commonware (min size) 2.0
Commonware (max size) 4.0
Creamware (walls count) 8
Creamware (total count) 8
Creamware (weight, kg) 0.038
Creamware (min size) 2.0
Creamware (max size) 4.0
Impasto (bases count) 1
Impasto (walls count) 8
Impasto (total count) 9
Impasto (weight, kg) 0.162
Impasto (min size) 2.0
Impasto (max size) 6.0
Impasto Chiaro Sabbioso (walls count) 2
Impasto Chiaro Sabbioso (total count) 2
Impasto Chiaro Sabbioso (weight, kg) 0.03
Impasto Chiaro Sabbioso (max size) 4.0
Impasto Rosso (rims count) 1
Impasto Rosso (walls count) 3
Impasto Rosso (total count) 4
Impasto Rosso (weight, kg) 0.03
Impasto Rosso (min size) 2.0
Impasto Rosso (max size) 4.0
Terra Sigillata (rims count) 1
Terra Sigillata (total count) 1
Terra Sigillata (weight, kg) 0.004
Terra Sigillata (max size) 3.0
Thin Walled (rims count) 2
Thin Walled (total count) 2
Thin Walled (weight, kg) 0.006
Thin Walled (max size) 3.0
7564
7565
7566
7567
7568
7569
13925
Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Anthropic Soil Inclusions
  • Tiles, Frequent
  • Mosaic Tile, Rare
  • Mortar, Rare
  • Glass, Rare
  • Pottery
Geologic Soil Inclusions Pebbles, Rare
Organic Soil Inclusions
  • Animal Bones, Rare
  • Animal Teeth, Rare
Anthropic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 2001]
    Class: Tiles, Frequency: Frequent
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 2581]
    Class: Mosaic Tile, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 2684]
    Class: Mortar, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 2995]
    Class: Glass, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 8083]
    Class: Pottery, Frequency: [Not recorded]
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Geologic Soil Inclusion Details
Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 5038]
Class: Pebbles, Frequency: Rare
Soil Inclusion Details
[No details]
Organic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 6133]
    Class: Animal Bones, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 7155]
    Class: Animal Teeth, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Suggested Citation

Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. (2017) "Unit 1401 from Europe/Italy/Gabii/Area B". In The Gabii Project. Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato (Ed). Released: 2017-06-04. Open Context. <https://opencontext.org/subjects/c4665d9d-dcf8-4a6a-b30b-83a51294f8c1> ARK (Archive): https://n2t.net/ark:/28722/k2jq16k3r

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