Phase 7cJ2B within unit J2

December 2010 - C. Chaves Yates
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Stratigraphy
Typology

Stratigraphy

     Phase 7cJ2B is the period of the fist Mittani deposits in J2. During this phase a small curtain wall was built parallel to the revetment wall. It was presumably designed to screen off the revetment wall and protect it. The wall cuts through some earlier (EDIII) materials and so is dated to the early Mittani.
     The construction of the wall indicates that the area continued to be used in the Mittani period before it was covered by the brickfall (see Phase 7jJ2B). There are no floors or other use associated with this construction, and it is therefore assumed that any materials from this period were eroded during the subsequent phases, particularly at the beginning of Phase 7jJ2B.
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Typology

     Since this phase is associated with only the construction of the small wall and few, if any, floors, there are understandably few ceramics on which to base a typological analysis. Most of the q-lots collected included EDIII materials as well as Mittani finds, indicating this phase is the point of contact between the two phases.
     The small finds are fairly common place within J2 including animal figurines, lithics and clay artifacts. The only special finds are the apparent house model fragments found in q832.
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