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Ceramics Class
Layer Date Start 900
Layer Date Start Suffix BC
Layer Date End 50
Layer Date End Suffix BC
Plaster (count) 4
Stone (count) 1
Iron (count) 2
Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition rubble wall continuation of 1135
Formation Process Construction
Plaster (details) 2016 edit: Missing from cassetta.
Layer Date Observations no datable forms - SU only dated by fabric
Stratigraphic Reliability Fair
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
Elevation Maximum 64.0
Elevation Minimum 63.0
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels True
Observations 1163 is a continuation of the rubble wall 1135. It seems that so far the wall ends as it meets with a tufo wall feature (1186) located east of 1163. As 1163 approaches this tufo wall, its height and also density of compositional rubble decreases.
Position located on the southern half of the sector immediately east of 1135 and 1152
Shape linear
Structure Alignment west-east
Structure Building Technique Other tufo stones, size 7cm (small), 10cm (medium), 21cm (large)
Structure Wall Facing Other Republican opus mixtum
Structure Dimensions L: 293cm, H: 11cm (west end) to 2cm (east end), W: 63 cm
Structure Description Rubble wall feature is oriented west to east and is a continuation of 1135. As one follows the wall feature east there is a slight decline. Also the frequencey of wall material decreases on the eastern portion of the wall (see sketch)
Finds Observations black gloss: small than a finger iron_nail; iron: iron_nail; stone: sandstone; plaster: painted white
Originally Filled Date 2010-07-13
Originally Revised Date 2010-07-19
Originally Entered Date 2010-07-22
Originally PDF Date 2010-07-21
Record Revised Date 2016-07-19
Interpretation 113 is a continuation of the rubble wall feature 1135. Its assocation with the tufo wall feature (1186) is still undetermined; however, it was observed that 1163 ends at this tufo wall. Currently, it seems that 1163 in conjuction with 1135 predates the burial of 'Lordy Gaga', 1155. This observation was reached after comparing the relationship between 1152 and 1155. Also the positioning of the burial 1155 indicates that the persons who dug the grave were aware of the rubble wall feature. Finally the depth of 1155 is similar to that of 1163 and if th rubble wall once stood fully exposed it seems unlikely that the burial would be placed above ground.
Black Gloss (rims count) 1
Black Gloss (total count) 1
Commonware (rims count) 1
Commonware (walls count) 13
Commonware (total count) 14
Impasto (walls count) 1
Impasto (total count) 1
Painted Fineware (walls count) 1
Painted Fineware (total count) 1
Tegula (total count) 4
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Botany Flotation Volume 0.0
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Anthropic Soil Inclusions
  • Tiles, Rare
  • Pottery
Anthropic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 1744]
    Class: Tiles, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 7788]
    Class: Pottery, Frequency: [Not recorded]
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Suggested Citation

Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. (2017) "Unit 1163 from Europe/Italy/Gabii/Area B". In The Gabii Project. Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato (Ed). Released: 2017-06-04. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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