File: /MZ/A/J03/D/F/0582.HTM
Processed on 05-22-2018
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Category 2006-8-30!! surface [Input file: Q918EI3.J / Q918EI3.-J]
Definition 2006-8-30mO pavement B [Input file: Q918EI3.J / Q918EI3.-J]
Summary 2012-9-7jW Remnants of a pavement of middle Mittani mudbricks in k106 laid atop the EDIII baqaya glacis, f581. [Input file: W907JW.J / W907JW.-J]
Best image 2007-7-20 mO


Description 2006-8-30vVE f582 consists of the very thin remains of several mud bricks that were lying against each other to probably form a pavement. They were covered by the natural accumulation f570. The mud bricks were preserved in a only in a very small surface and as we searched for more mud brick to the East (into J2) we only found a thin layer of red clay, presumably the molten bricks, that covered a softer grey and ashy deposit. The bad preservation of these mud bricks makes it very hard to identify the nature of the relationship between f582 and the baqaya f581: they might abut or f582 might be on top of f581. The pavement that these fragments of mud bricks must have formed could have extended all the way to the mud brick pavement that had been excavated by the German team from Tuebingen on top of the temple terrace above the primary stairway. [Input file: Q830VE1.J / Q830VE1.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2006-8-30vVE While the surface was being cleaned after the excavation of f570 I noticed the remains of several mud bricks. [Input file: Q830VE1.J / Q830VE1.-J]

Volumetric localization
Locus 2006-8-30mO k106 [Input file: Q918EI3.J / Q918EI3.-J]
Elevation 2006-8-30mO 9122 @bottom [Input file: Q918EI3.J / Q918EI3.-J]
2006-8-30mO 9132 @top [Input file: Q918EI3.J / Q918EI3.-J]

Contact association
Type of contact: Latest events 2007-7-14mO f570 (accumulation D) covers f582 [Input file: R714MO2.J / R714MO2.-J]
2007-7-14mO f581 (layer) abuts f582 [Input file: R714MO2.J / R714MO2.-J]
Type of contact: Earliest events 2007-7-14mO f582 covers f581 (layer) [Input file: R714MO2.J / R714MO2.-J]
Inclusions 05-22-2018 !! frequencies of ceramic vessels and sherds included within feature

Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2012-9-9jW s180J3B [Input file: W909JW.J / W909JW.-J]
Phase to which stratum belongs 2012-9-9jW h7fJ3B [Input file: W909JW.J / W909JW.-J]
Strata within phase 2012-9-8jW s180J3B [Input file: W908JW2.J / W908JW2.-J]
Stratigraphic reasons 2012-9-8jW Several mudbricks which either top or are imbedded in the baqaya glacis, f581, to revetment wall, f569. [Input file: W908JW2.J / W908JW2.-J]
Other reasons 2012-9-8jW Because this part of the glacis is quite small and was not removed to sample its constituents, the stratum assigned is an estimate. The only thing we really know is that the EDIII baqaya surface was maintained and kept clean for many centuries after it was built. So, the stratum for the mudbricks must fall between s650a (glacis) and the s160 (overlying accumulation, f570). [Input file: W908JW2.J / W908JW2.-J]
Notes on time sequencing 2006-9-4vVE The baqaya f581 and the mudbrick pavement, f582, I assign to phase 1 based on the assumption that there never was any major rebuilding of the baqaya-glacis and it therefore was phase 1 like the revetment wall f569. The mudbrick pavement might be slightly younger than the baqaya or is contemporary and the piece that was foudn is actually the border of a pavement that ran parallel to the stairs up to the temple. [Input file: Q904VVE.J / Q904VVE.-J]

Analogical record
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