Phase 3mJ2B within unit J2

November 2011 - C. Chaves Yates
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Stratigraphy
Typology

Stratigraphy

     Phase 3m is one of the most significant periods of the J2 area, with the construction of the monumental access and the revetment wall. Phase 3m is equivalent to the EDIII period but is distinguished from the other EDIII strata/phases as the phase of construction.
     The main construction during this period includes the revetment wall, the first apron, the second staircase and the eastern flanking wall.

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Typology

     There are few ceramics recovered from the features of this phase since they were very thin and not excavated in all areas (i.e. this was the stopping point for excavations in several loci), but those sherds recovered suggest an EDIII date.
     The objects from this phase are relatively rare and do not have any distinctive unifying characteristics as the area was an open public space and accumulated few objects.
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