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Processed on 7-19-2021
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description (summary) 2008-7-20 lH This locus was the expected location of link between the monumental staircase, f21, and the stonework of locus k44. [Input File: S720lH1.j]
best view 2009-3-13 jW [Input File: T313jW.j]

daily notes 2008-7-16 lH We started to excavate the topsoil, f15. A clay figurine of a female body was found among this feature, i8. [Input File: S716lH.j]
2008-7-19 lH We removed the natural accumulation, f17, which was covering another natural accumulation, f29, which looks lighter and softer. [Input File: S719lH.j]
2008-7-18 lH The excavation continuing in this locus. Under the topsoil there is a new natural accumulation, f17. [Input File: S718lH.j]
2008-7-20 lH We planed to stop excavating the whole locus after we reach the depth of 9200, but when we measured the depth, it was already 9190. Then we began to excavate only the north half using the big pick. [Input File: S720lH.j]
2008-7-21 lH bWP put new markers in the northern half of this locus. We continued removing the natural accumulation, f29, to find a new feature under it, f42. It looks very compact, and similar to the floor accumulation , f34, above the floor, f39, in k23. We photographed the new feature, v24, so we could remove it -using the big pick. After removing the last mentioned feature, we found a new feature, f45. It`s a kind of highly compacted floor, type b, full of nodules and pottery sherds among reddish soil. It reminds us of the floor of k23, f39. So we took a new photo for it, v25. [Input File: S721lH.j]
2008-7-21 mO we saw new feature similar to f34 in k23 and in same elevation, we gave it new number f42. [Input File: S721mO.j]
2008-7-24 lH We are continuing removing the natural accumulation, f29, in the southern half of k34. The floor accumulation, f42, was excavated and then we cleaned the natural floor, f45, which extended across the entire locus, for a photograph, v43. Then, we began to excavate the floor, f45 in the southern half. Pickman kHussein noted that f45 was laminar, had been formed by successive actions of water, and highly compacted (sherds generally lay flat) by foot traffic. [Input File: S724lH.j]
2008-7-23 lH we stop excavating the northern half of this locus to preserve the floor which was discovered in it, f45, and which was covered by a floor accumulation was full of pottery sherds dated back to the Middle Assyrian period. After protecting the natural floor, f45 with sheets of plastic, we started digging natural accumulation, f29, in southern half of the locus to expose the natural floor, f45. Assuming that floor, f45 extends throughout the locus we will remove only the southern half to expose the staircase, f21.remove it in this half to follow the continuity of the staircase. [Input File: S723lH.j]
2008-7-26 lH We focused on excavating the southern part, to keep the natural floor, f45, in the northern half for the moment. After removing the rest of the last mentioned feature in the southern half of this locus, we found a new feature that formed by lamination, f63. The collected pottery was various (dotted decoration, red slip, imitation metal ware..). [Input File: S726lH.j]
2008-7-28 lH We photographed this locus in v39, to show the sequnce of its features, the floor, f45, in the northern half of it, and the laminated natural accumulation, f63, in the southern half. Then we drew and photographed the section of the eastern baulk, w4 and v38. We did the same for the section of the northern baulk, w5 and v40. We drew and photographed The sections in order to remove the eastern baulk of this locus, which we started with after the breakfast. [Input File: S728lH.j]
2008-7-29 lH After removing the rest of the eastern baulk, we started to excavate the southern half of the baulk, where we found two new lines of stones, which form staircase, f21. The first step(which is the fourth in the staircase) is formed by three flat stones. It was distinguished by a horizontal circular hole in the western section - in the south half of the second stone face. The hole could have been previously used as a door socket or a pole to support a light roof. The hollowed stone may not be in situ, but reused. The second line of stones that formed the second newly descovered step, includes two stones, with a rough surface. To the west of the last mentioned step, which is the fifth step in the staircase, f21, we found a new feature, f70, under the lamination of f63. The new feature seems very compact and flat. Its elevation is 9090 which is the same as the top of the revetment wall, f3. We photographed the wide view, v44, of k24 and k34, and the relationships between the staircase and the floor which abuts it, f45. Then, we dug below the northern half of the eastern baulk of k34 and recovered new stones, that are a part of stone installation, f14, and located at the north border of the lowest step of staircase, f21. [Input File: S729lH.j]
2008-8-06 lH We started excavating the eastern baulk of this locus. We removed the topsoil, f55, and the upper natural accumulation, f59, as one feature, f103. We removed the natural accumulation of f94 as separate feature for chronological and pottery typological reasons. The last mentioned accumulation may be linked with the Middle Assyrian floor accumulation, f42, in k34. Tomorrow we will remove the Mittani features, f98 and f100, as a third separate feature. [Input File: S806lH.j]
2008-8-23 jW After a false start to excavate a 100cm-wide test trench along the staircase [Input File: S824jW.j]
2008-8-24 lH We continued excavating the southern part of the lamination, f128, that abuts the last step of the staircase, f21. This lamination was covered by the compact flat surface, f70. It`s covering the laminar accumulation, f135. [Input File: S824lH2.j]
strategy (projected or implemented) 2008-8-02 jW Score, draw and photograph the west section of locus k34 in lieu of the east section of k44, which is obstructed by several lines of stones. Then, remove it to better understand the relationship among the stone installations of k44, the staircase, f21, and the accumulations between them, f42, f45, f63, and f70 [Input File: S802jW.j]

Volumetric Localization
space definition 2008-7-20 lH m4741 [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) 2008-7-20 sNP 190 (43792 45721 - 9196 / Relay location: W nail) [Input File: S720MO-R.J]
2008-7-20 sNP 191 (43647 46091 - 9188 / Relay location: E nail) [Input File: S720MO-R.J]
2008-7-28 sNP 306 (43837 46169 - 9225 / Relay location: N marker) [Input File: S728DL3R.J]
2008-7-28 sNP 307 (43471 46028 - 9225 / Relay location: S marker) [Input File: S728DL3R.J]
2008-7-28 dL 314 (43837 46169 - 9225 / Relay location: E marker) [Input File: S728DL3R.J]
2008-7-28 dL 315 (43984 45795 - 9225 / Relay location: W marker) [Input File: S728DL3R.J]
2008-8-03 dL 397 (43619 45656 - 9230 / Relay location: S marker) [Input File: S803DL3R.J]
2008-8-03 dL 398 (43984 45794 - 9229 / Relay location: N marker) [Input File: S803DL3R.J]
2009-8-23 jG 1525 (43728 46166 - 9126 / Relay location: NE corner) [Input File: T823JW-R.J]
2009-8-23 jG 1526 (43793 45915 - 9084 / Relay location: NW corner) [Input File: T823JW-R.J]

Analogical Record
view/drawing of locus

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

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2008-7-28 / sNP / [Input File:S819dL2.J]

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2008-8-25 / lH / [Input File:S825lH.j]

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

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2009-3-23 / jW / [Input File:T323jW1.j]
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2009-8-02 / jN / [Input File:T805sE2.j]

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2009-8-05 / sE / [Input File:T810sE1.j]

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