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Category 2010-9-13!! fill, dumping, collapse [Input file: UX05JW.J / UX05JW.-J]
Definition 2010-9-13jW fill 1 [Input file: UX05JW.J / UX05JW.-J]
Summary 2012-10-7jW Fill in k110 under EDIII glacis f109 and LC3 glacis f368. [Input file: WX07JW1.J / WX07JW1.-J]
Best image 2008-4-21 jW


Description 2010-9-13jW This fill had many of the same characteristics of the baqaya above. It was hard, came off in sheets, contained calcite inclusions, and was reddish in color. It is posssible that it is the remains of a prior glacis. It is also possible that it is fill to transition from a flat surface to the sloping surface of the f109 glacis. Due to the surface hardness, we could not determine the orientation of the relatively large number of sherds recovered. (Random orientation would imply fill or coating, while a horizontal orientation would imply accumulation above a floor.) In the far NE corner there is a N-S line of baqaya, which may be bricks. [Input file: U914JW.J / U914JW.-J]
2010-10-7jW Fill beneath and sealed by the baqaya glacis, f109 and f50 (exposed in MZ19 and MZ20). It covered the what most likely was a previous glacis, f368, which in turn covered the major LC3 wall segment, f348. Ceramics within were all from the Late Chalcolithic 3 period, but the time of deposition may be from the Later Early Dynastic period when the revetment wall, f11, was built. Fill, f346, may have been applied as part of a remodel of the BA Temple mound using soil already there. [Input file: V206JW.J / V206JW.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Argument 2010-9-14jW One issue with this feature is whether it is a floor accumulation above f348, or fill added to change the shape the BA temple mound from steps to a slope. Two observations indicate that it is a fill.
First, pavement f348 is relatively level while the thickness of f346 increases from south to north, matching the shape of the extant mound.
Second, the orientation of sherds we could identify in situ were randomly oriented, the largest being aligned vertically. [Input file: U914JW2.J / U914JW2.-J]

Volumetric localization
Locus 2010-9-13jW k110 [Input file: UX05JW.J / UX05JW.-J]
Elevation 2010-9-13jW 9206 @bottom [Input file: UX05JW.J / UX05JW.-J]
2010-9-13jW 9236 @top [Input file: UX05JW.J / UX05JW.-J]

Contact association
Type of contact: Latest events 2012-4-14jW f109 (layer) covers f346 [Input file: W414JW.J / W414JW.-J]
2012-4-14jW f347 (rodent hole) intrudes in f346 [Input file: W414JW.J / W414JW.-J]
2012-4-14jW f350 (pit cut) intrudes in f346 [Input file: W414JW.J / W414JW.-J]
Type of contact: Contemporary events/Movable items 2010-9-15jW i27 (seal impression) sits in f346 [Input file: UX05JW3.J / UX05JW3.-J]
2010-9-13jW q410 sits in f346 [Input file: UX05JW2.J / UX05JW2.-J]
2010-9-13jW q411 sits in f346 [Input file: UX05JW2.J / UX05JW2.-J]
2010-9-14jW q413 sits in f346 [Input file: UX05JW2.J / UX05JW2.-J]
2010-9-15jW q414 sits in f346 [Input file: UX05JW2.J / UX05JW2.-J]
2010-9-16jW q417 sits in f346 [Input file: UX05JW2.J / UX05JW2.-J]
2010-9-16jW q418 sits in f346 [Input file: UX05JW2.J / UX05JW2.-J]
Type of contact: Earliest events 2012-4-14jW f346 covers f368 (layer) [Input file: W414JW.J / W414JW.-J]
Inclusions 05-22-2018 !! frequencies of ceramic vessels and sherds included within feature

Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2012-9-9jW s650b-J3B [Input file: W909JW.J / W909JW.-J]
Phase to which stratum belongs 2012-9-9jW h3mJ3B [Input file: W909JW.J / W909JW.-J]
Strata within phase 2012-10-7jW s650b-J3B [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]
Stratigraphic reasons 2012-10-7jW Covered by the baqaya glacis, f109 and f50, which because of their association (protects the top from erosion) with the main revetment wall, f11, are dated to the EDIII period. f346 may be either the remains of earlier glacis or fill to make a smooth transition from an older glacis, f368, to f109. This stratum assignment assumes that it is EDIII fill. [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]
Typological reasons 2012-10-7jW As in many features in this part of the excavation unit, the ceramics within the feature date to the Late Chalcolithic period. [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]
Review of ceramics 2010-9-13jW A preliminary analysis of the ceramics by mKB, dated this feature to the LC3 period. [Input file: U914JW.J / U914JW.-J]
2010-9-15mKB Dates to Late Chalcolithic 3 [Input file: U915MKB.J / U915MKB.-J]

Ware/Material 2010-9-13jW ~so [Input file: UX05JW.J / UX05JW.-J]
Color definition 2010-9-13jW pale red [Input file: UX05JW.J / UX05JW.-J]
Color number 2010-9-13jW 7.5YR 6/3 [Input file: UX05JW.J / UX05JW.-J]
Hardness 2010-9-13jW >5 [Input file: UX05JW.J / UX05JW.-J]
Texture 2010-9-13jW plaster-like [Input file: UX05JW.J / UX05JW.-J]

Analogical record
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Storage 2010-9-13jW U916 [Input file: UX05JW.J / UX05JW.-J]