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Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Fill above tiles (SU 1466)
Formation Process Intentional Deposition
Stratigraphic Reliability Good
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
Elevation Maximum 63.0
Elevation Minimum 62.0
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels False
Clay 10.0
Silt 85.0
Sand 5.0
Soil Matrix Granular
Soil Compation Compact
Soil Color Brown
Observations Excavated after rain storm with trowels
Position Located fairly central within areas B, a bit of north of center. Located within drainage channel.
Shape Oval
Layer Surface Layer is in two levels, to the west the layer is approx 15 cm high while to the east the tiles are already visible (at a lower slope). Both slopes are relatively even.
Layer Inclusion Observations Rocky inclusions in the fill
Layer Thickness Observations Tjicker in the west
Layer Interface Sharp
Finds Observations little material
Ceramics Observations no datable material.
Originally Revised Date 2011-02-08
Originally PDF Date 2011-03-08
Originally Signed Date 2012-07-09
Record Revised Date 2016-04-17
Interpretation Fill of cut 1483, soil placed above tiles (most likely a burial) after deposition. later above this level on the west the sewer embankment was placed (SU 1384). This later sewer explains why the fill to the east is less thick than to the west. In the east the fill was cut down into to make the drainage channel. Actually it is to assume that the grave, of which the fill is described here, was dug after the abandonment of the sewer.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Anthropic Soil Inclusions
  • Tiles, Rare
  • Pottery
Geologic Soil Inclusions Tufo, Medium
Organic Soil Inclusions Animal Bones, Rare
Anthropic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 1818]
    Class: Tiles, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 8086]
    Class: Pottery, Frequency: [Not recorded]
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Geologic Soil Inclusion Details
Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 4155]
Class: Tufo, Frequency: Medium
Soil Inclusion Details
[No details]
Organic Soil Inclusion Details
Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 6135]
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 1408 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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