J5k24

File: /MZ/A/J05/D/I//MZ/A/J05/D/K/0024.HTM
Processed on 7-19-2021
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Labeling/Designation

Description/Count
description (summary) 2008-7-20 lH This locus was the expected location of the northern extension of the revetment wall system excavated (as unit J1) in previous seasons. Among other things, it yeilded the monumental staircase, f21. [Input File: S720lH1.j]
best view 2009-3-13 jW [Input File: T313jW.j]

Recovery/Assignment
daily notes 2008-7-13 lH We began excavating this locus today. Under topsoil, f1, is natural accumulation, f7. In the Northeastern quadrant we found i1 which is a body of an animal figurine with broken head and legs. A stone hearth, f8, was in the southwest quadrant. [Input File: S713lH.j]
2008-7-14 lH We continued digging natural accumulation, f7, but we noticed the same differences which is in k23 also near the western border, but it was 10cm deeper than that in k23. But we didn`t consider it as a new feature because it`s not different in the nature of its deposition from f7. The q-item q8.1 is an obsidian fragment. [Input File: S714lH.j]
2008-7-15 lH We removed f7, from which we got a clay body of animal figurine,i5. At the western border and towards the east we found new natural lens, f12, that could be the ancient surface of the terrace at the end of the last period of settlement. In the Eastern half we found soft soil, f13. In the NE quadrant was a line of at least three large limestone blocks, f14, running east to west. We phtographed f12 and f13 in v6. Photo v7 shows the line of stones, f14, and a Mittani sherd which was directly on top of the stones. The stones of f14 are at elevation 9181. [Input File: S715lH.j]
2008-7-16 lH We found more stones that were part of the installation of stones, f14. The hard accumulation in the west half of the locus, f12, may be covering more stones of f14, so we decided to remove f12 after we had photos for f12, f13, f14, in v10. We found another Mittani rim sherd among the stones, f14, that belongs to q17. Beside that we found a broken base of Mittani goblet that belongs to q20. [Input File: S716lH.j]
2008-7-18 lH We continued removing the natural accumulation, f12, where we found a new line of stones, f21, that runs in south-north direcion. [Input File: S718lH.j]
2008-7-22 mO we divided the square in two parts. We dug in the southern part in the SW corner. We found the continuation of NS line of stones, f21. There are at last three additional steps to the west. [Input File: S722mO.j]
2008-7-22 lH We started to excavate the southwestern quadrant of this locus, by removing the natural accumulation, f52. We found at least two steps below and to the west of the original stones of f21. The new steps are made of large dressed stones. [Input File: S722lH.j]
2008-7-24 lH We continued removing the natural accumulation, f52, from the western border of this locus. At the northwestern corner we found a horizontal big stone, that offers the northern limit for the staircase. To the north of it we found a lens that is very compact and full of pebbles. [Input File: S724lH.j]
2008-7-23 lH We continued digging the western edge, and removing the natural accumulation, f52. The last mentioned feature seemed to cover another line of stones which is the third step in the staircase, f21, discovered by probinging the accumulation, f52, along the western baulk with the Shish. So after exposing the third step in the southwestern quadrant of k24, we took a new photo of it, v29. [Input File: S723lH.j]
2008-7-28 lH We discovered that three layers abut the stones of f14. The natural accumuation, f52, is the highest layer that abuts the stones of f14. We temporarily left a portion in the northeastern corner, so that we could photograph it and the two new features that appears under it, f65 and f66. The first feature, f65, is a highly compact floor that is full of pebbles and pottery sherds, with a flat surface. It extends from the northeastern corner of this locus to about 130 cm to the east. The second feature, f66, covers f65. It is a compact natural accumulation, with irregular surface. After cleaning the locus with its new features, we photographed them, v37. Then we removed the rest of f52 in the southeastern corner to find that f66 continues its extention under the natural accumulation of f52. [Input File: S728lH.j]
2008-8-13 jW The east and north baulks were drawn and photographed on S812 and S813, respectively. See v74, v75, w14, w13. We began removing the east baulk as f133. In the baulk were an extension to the north of stone installation, f14, and a clear indication that f14 was identical to installation, f108, in k14. In addition we found an N-S line of stones, f140, which resemble those that form the west face of the top of staircase, f21. [Input File: S813jW.j]
strategy (projected or implemented) 2008-7-13 lH Tomorrow at first light we will photograph f8 and then remove it. [Input File: S713lH.j]
2008-7-14 lH Tomorrow, we are going to take v5 for the new features f10, f11 in k23 because we will remove them. [Input File: S714lH.j]

Volumetric Localization
space definition 2008-7-20 lH m4667 [Input File: S720lH1.j]
length of two sides 2008-7-20 lH 500 N [Input File: S720lH1.j]
2008-7-20 lH 500 E [Input File: S720lH1.j]
relays (applicable to elements) 2008-8-12 sNP 620 (43801 46280 - 9239 / Relay location: W limit) [Input File: S813DL2R.J]
2008-8-12 sNP 621 (43662 46633 - 9239 / Relay location: E limit) [Input File: S813DL2R.J]
2008-8-13 sNP 622 (43662 46633 - 9239 / Relay location: N limit) [Input File: S813DL2R.J]
2008-8-13 sNP 623 (43302 46497 - 9239 / Relay location: S limit) [Input File: S813DL2R.J]

Analogical Record
view/drawing of locus

v1
2008-7-13 / lH / [Input File:S714dL5.j]

v3
2008-7-14 / lH / [Input File:S714dL5.j]

v3a
2008-7-14 / lH / [Input File:S714dL5.j]

v1a
2008-7-13 / lH / [Input File:S714dL5.j]

v6
2008-7-16 / lH / [Input File:S716lH.j]

v7
2008-7-16 / lH / [Input File:S716lH.j]

v8
2008-7-16 / lH / [Input File:S716lH.j]

v8a
2008-7-16 / lH / [Input File:S716lH.j]

v10
2008-7-16 / lH / [Input File:S716lH.j]

v37
2008-7-30 / lH / [Input File:S730lH.j]

v37a
2008-7-30 / lH / [Input File:S730lH.j]

v44
2008-8-02 / lH / [Input File:S802lH1.j]

v45
2008-8-02 / lH / [Input File:S802lH1.j]

v45a
2008-8-02 / lH / [Input File:S802lH1.j]

v50
2008-8-02 / lH / [Input File:S802lH1.j]

v60
2008-8-09 / lH / [Input File:S809lH.j]

v67b
2008-8-09 / lH / [Input File:S809lH.j]

v72
2008-8-11 / lH / [Input File:S811lH.j]

v73a
2008-8-11 / lH / [Input File:S811lH.j]

v73b
2008-8-11 / lH / [Input File:S811lH.j]

v72d
2008-8-11 / lH / [Input File:S811lH.j]

v73
2008-8-11 / lH / [Input File:S811lH.j]

v74
2008-8-13 / sNP / [Input File:S813dL4.j]

v74a
2008-8-13 / sNP / [Input File:S813dL4.j]

v75
2008-8-13 / sNP / [Input File:S813dL4.j]

v75a
2008-8-13 / sNP / [Input File:S813dL4.j]

w2
2008-7-22 / sNP / [Input File:S819dL2.J]

w13
2008-8-12 / sNP / [Input File:S819dL2.J]

w14
2008-8-12 / sNP / [Input File:S819dL2.J]

v80
2008-8-14 / jW / [Input File:S823jW.j]

v83
2008-8-14 / jW / [Input File:S823jW.j]

v80a
2008-8-14 / jW / [Input File:S823jW.j]

v80b
2008-8-14 / jW / [Input File:S823jW.j]

v83a
2008-8-14 / jW / [Input File:S823jW.j]

v83e
2008-8-14 / jW / [Input File:S823jW.j]

v118
2008-9-19 / jW / [Input File:S919jW.j]

v119
2008-9-19 / jW / [Input File:S919jW.j]

v120
2008-9-19 / jW / [Input File:S919jW.j]

v121
2008-9-19 / jW / [Input File:S919jW.j]

v130
2008-9-22 / jW / [Input File:S922jW.j]
p1
2009-3-23 / jW / [Input File:T323jW1.j]
p5
2009-3-30 / jW / [Input File:T330jW1.j]

v224
2010-8-12 / jW / [Input File:U812jW.j]

v226a
2010-8-12 / jW / [Input File:U812jW.j]

v226c
2010-8-12 / jW / [Input File:U812jW.j]