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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Layer Date Start 900
Layer Date Start Suffix BC
Layer Date End 20
Layer Date End Suffix AD
Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Layer of dirt under 1199
Formation Process Accumulation
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
Elevation Maximum 63.0
Elevation Minimum 63.0
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels False
Clay 30.0
Silt 20.0
Sand 50.0
Soil Matrix Cohesive
Soil Compation Compact
Soil Color Black
Observations Layer was black but dried to brown. Excavated with pickaxe and shovel, trowels used to clean bedrock beneath. Hole feature appears to be cut into bedrock and runs under the S excavation limit. Excavated on hot, sunny day before lunch
Position southwestern corner
Shape 1/2 oval (irregular; since limits are not original, it's hard to say
Layer Surface no slope
Layer Inclusion Observations some rectangular pieces of tile (noted on drawing below), pieces of ceramic vessels, none clustered.
Layer Thickness Observations same throughout (about 5 cm)
Layer Interface Sharp
Soil Sample Volume 2.0
Finds Observations very small fragment
Originally Filled Date 2010-07-22
Originally Revised Date 2010-07-22
Originally Entered Date 2010-11-07
Originally PDF Date 2010-07-23
Record Revised Date 2016-04-17
Interpretation 1203 was sandwiched between 1199 and the bedrock, which appears to have its cracks filled with tufo rocks/pebbles. We believe that 1203 was accumulated after whatever the bedrock was under was abandoned. The hole feature was only incidentally related to 1203, because it's cut into the bedrock and there was no framing or indication of use around the hole's mouth.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Botany Flotation Volume 0.0
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Anthropic Soil Inclusions
  • Tiles, Rare
  • Metal, Rare
  • Pottery
Organic Soil Inclusions
  • Animal Bones, Rare
  • Animal Teeth, Rare
Anthropic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 1771]
    Class: Tiles, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 2828]
    Class: Metal, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 7910]
    Class: Pottery, Frequency: [Not recorded]
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
Organic Soil Inclusion Details
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 6066]
    Class: Animal Bones, Frequency: Rare
    Soil Inclusion Details
    [No details]
  • Soil Inclusion Class and Frequency [Record: 7112]
    Class: Animal Teeth, 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 1203 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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Part of Project

The Gabii Project

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