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includes other label 2009-9-14 jW f194 [Input File: T914jW.j]
2009-9-14 jW f205 [Input File: T914jW.j]
2009-9-14 jW f257 [Input File: T914jW.j]
2009-9-14 jW f266 [Input File: T914jW.j]
2009-9-14 jW f276 [Input File: T914jW.j]
definition (typological label) 2009-9-14 jW stair [Input File: T914jW.j]
best image 2009-9-15 jW
[Input File: T915jW.j]

description (summary) 2009-9-14 jW This group of features comprise an early Mittani period staircase which leads from the Early Dynastic escarpment to the top of its accompanying revetment wall. It consists of a series of stepped, large stones, f205, f257 and f266, which were placed against the revetment wall, f41. They were founded in part by a north-south line of watermelon-sized stones, f276. To the north, the stepped structure abuts another square stone installation, f194. We have not excavated enough of it to see how deep it is. It seems to be laid atop EDIII accumulations at the elevation where nearby accumulations shift directly to Mittani. Therefore we conclude that this specific label was built early in the Mittani period as they began to adapt the western part of the wall system to replace eastern structures that were being covered by soil accumulations. [Input File: T914jW.j]