Depositional data for unit J2

Disaggregation

December 2010 - C. Chaves Yates

Introduction
Fills
Brickfall

Introduction

     The main disaggregation in J2 is the expansive brickfall that covered the area in the mid-Mittani period. Other scattered collapses and fills contribute to the incidences of disaggregation as well.
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Fills

     The fills of the holes in the apron can be attributed to the general process of collapse and filling in J2 during the middle-Mittani period. The holes (f279, f281, f283, and f285) filled in as the staircase and apron were gradually covered by brickfall and other deposits.
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Brickfall

     The brickfall slopes across J2, emanating from somewhere to the southeast. The brickfall stretches across J6 and J7 as well as J2. It extends the entire distance across J2 from east to west and continues into the western baulk. The brickfall is composed of eroded gray and red bricks with the the upper layers more heavily eroded, indicating they were exposed for some time. The materials inside the brickfall include human bones (identified only in J7) as well as large quantities of pottery. The brickfall follows the preexisting slope in the area indicating that the area was not filled in with brickfall but rather unintentionally covered.
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