J05 aggregates – Sequential




J5a1

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0001.HTM

Labeling/Designation
category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2008-9-17 jW pit aggregate [Input File: S917jW.j]
best image !! !!
v18
[Input File: !!]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2008-7-18 lH A pit in the southern half of k23 consisting of fill, f25, and the cut, f26. [Input File: S718lH.j]
2008-9-17 jW Pit in the southern half of k23. It consists of a cut, f26, two fills, f25 and f31, which were covered by the stones of f24. In the bottom fill, f31, were bones, identified by hPU as part of the leg of a cow. Although not a part of this aggregate, the pit was overlain by a pillar of soil, f22, which supported a large stone, f11. [Input File: S917jW.j]
best view 2009-4-14 jW v14 [Input File: T414jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2008-9-17 jW f26,f24,f25,f31,i14 [Input File: S917jW.j]

Descriptive

Analogical Record
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v18
2008-7-20 / lH / [Input File:S722lH.j]

v18a
2008-7-20 / lH / [Input File:S722lH.j]




J5a2

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0002.HTM

Labeling/Designation
category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-4-06 jW wall [Input File: T406jW.j]
best image !! !! p3 [Input File: !!]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-4-06 jW A wall system consisting of two layers of melon-sized stones running roughly N-S through loci k44 and k43. The top layer is narrower than the bottom, but neither has been fully excavated as of the end of MZ21. It is possible that the wall system extends both further to the north and south. It is also possible that this wall system is the structure reveiled on the geophysical survey conducted in previous seasons. Its purpose seems to be to delimit the western boundary of the sacral space which includes the BA temple mound and the monumental staircase, f21. [Input File: T406jW.j]
best view 2009-4-14 jW v139 [Input File: T414jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-4-06 jW f49,f91 [Input File: T406jW.j]

Descriptive

Analogical Record
view/drawing of aggregate
p3
2009-3-26 / jW / [Input File:T326jW2.j]




J5a3

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0003.HTM

Labeling/Designation
category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-4-06 jW wall [Input File: T406jW.j]
best image !! !! p3 [Input File: !!]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-4-06 jW A wall system consisting of two lines of melon-sized stones, f28 and f71, running roughly N-S through loci k44 and k43, and separated by an entranceway threshold, f163. They are very near the surface and probably represent the westernmost boundary of the last realization of the late Mittani period sacral space which includes the BA temple mound and the monumental staircase, f21. [Input File: T406jW.j]
best view 2009-4-14 jW v139 [Input File: T414jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-4-06 jW f28,f71,f163 [Input File: T406jW.j]

Descriptive

Analogical Record
view/drawing of aggregate
p3
2009-3-26 / jW / [Input File:T326jW2.j]




J5a4

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0004.HTM

Labeling/Designation
category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-4-06 jW room [Input File: T406jW.j]
best image !! !! p4 [Input File: !!]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-4-06 jW The ruins of a late period room in locus k13. There is a packed mud floor, f143, a threshold entrance on the north side, f148, a line of stones on the north border (possibly a wall foundation), f144, and a cluster of stones and sherds which rests on the floor in the southeast corner, f146, that was possibly a work area [Input File: T406jW.j]
best view 2009-4-14 jW v82 [Input File: T414jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-4-06 jW f143,f144,f146,f148 [Input File: T406jW.j]

Descriptive

Analogical Record
view/drawing of aggregate
p4
2009-3-26 / jW / [Input File:T326jW2.j]




J5a5

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0005.HTM

Labeling/Designation
category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-4-06 jW wall [Input File: T406jW.j]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-4-06 jW A wall system consisting of an arc of large, square-cut stones extending to the west from underneath a much later rough stone wall, then gradually turning to the north. It appears to also run under the bottom step of staircase, f21. A mud escarpment, f21, extends south and west from the wall's outer edge. The function of the wall is not known. Because it is partially covered by the later, Mittani wall, f3, and its stone glacis, f4 and f199, we do not know its origin or function. Stratigraphically it should fit with the wall system, specific label wall 3. [Input File: T406jW.j]
best view 2009-4-14 jW v56 [Input File: T414jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-4-06 jW f41,f74 [Input File: T406jW.j]

Descriptive




J5a6

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0006.HTM

Labeling/Designation
category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-4-06 jW staircase [Input File: T406jW.j]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-4-06 jW A monumental staircase rising from the west to the east and consisting of large, rectangular-cut stones, f21; a line of large uncut stones, f14, forming a border on the north; and a line of large cut stones, f21, forming a border on the south. A probe, k103, just to the west securely dated the staircase to the Mittani period. [Input File: T406jW.j]
best view 2009-4-14 jW v118 [Input File: T414jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-4-06 jW f14,f20,f21 [Input File: T406jW.j]

Descriptive




J5a7

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0007.HTM

Labeling/Designation
category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-4-06 jW wall [Input File: T406jW.j]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-4-06 jW The capstones forming a "memory" of revetment wall, f3. The capstones were probably added in the last phase of the use of the Mittani period western entrance to the BA temple mound, after the f3 wall was covered with accumulation. [Input File: T406jW.j]
best view 2009-4-14 jW v116 [Input File: T414jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-4-06 jW f192,f151 [Input File: T406jW.j]

Descriptive




J5a8

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0008.HTM

Labeling/Designation
includes other label 2009-9-17 jW ^wka2 [Input File: T917jW.j]
category !! !! clay artifact [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-9-01 jW sling ball [Input File: T901jW.j]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-7-22 jW A cache of sling balls in several clusters of complete balls and fragments found in soil (f74) in a 50 cm long rectangle atop the steps of stair, f205. Aside one of the clusters was a lump of raw clay, which by visual inspection was identical to that seen in the balls. This suggests that they were being manufactured here. [Input File: T722jW.j]
2009-9-01 jW A cache of 31 sling balls in several clusters of complete balls and fragments found in soil ( f74) in a 50 cm long rectangle atop the steps of stair, f205. Aside one of the clusters was a lump of raw clay (q299.1), which by visual inspection was identical to that seen in the balls. This suggests that they were being manufactured here. [Input File: T901jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-9-01 jW f74 q299.1 i39,40,41,42 [Input File: T901jW.j]

Descriptive




J5a9

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0009.HTM

Labeling/Designation
includes other label 2009-9-17 jW ^wka2 [Input File: T917jW.j]
category !! !! lithic artifact [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-9-01 jW grinding stone [Input File: T901jW.j]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-7-22 jW Two fist-sized basalt pestals and and some flakes of bronze found just to the west of the top exposed step of stair, f205. One of the pestals had a piece of bronze imbedded in it. [Input File: T722jW.j]
2009-9-01 jW Two fist-sized basalt pestals and and some flakes of bronze found just to the west of the top exposed step of stair, f205. One of the pestals had a piece of bronze imbedded in it. [Input File: T901jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-9-01 jW f74 i34,35 [Input File: T901jW.j]

Descriptive




J5a10

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0010.HTM

Labeling/Designation
category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-9-01 jW stone installation [Input File: T901jW.j]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-9-01 jW The decorative top of a Mittani rebuild of the revetment wall system. The extant parts are several clusters of melon-sized stones, but from their position, we can hypothesize that the area bounded by the EDIII revetment wall, f189 to the south; a double line of stones, f186 to the east; and the Mittani revetment wall, f3, to the west includes all of them. (Note that the location of the northern boundary has not been established due to the fact that the features which cover it have not been excavated.) [Input File: T901jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-9-01 jW f186,4 [Input File: T901jW.j]

Descriptive




J5a11

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0011.HTM

Labeling/Designation
category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-9-01 jW dam [Input File: T901jW.j]
best image !! !!
v193
[Input File: !!]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-8-12 jW A low brick wall running roughly west to east across the middle of k105. It intersects stone wall, f41 at an oblique angle at its western terminus. The components, discovered several weeks apart are: the bricks of f245 near f41, the bricks of f255 near the west baulk of the locus, and the cut of a water channel, f260, in the middle of the wall. The purpose seems to be to be a retaining wall for the pebble pavement, f254 which abuts it to the north. [Input File: T812jW.j]
2009-9-01 jW A low brick wall running roughly west to east across the middle of k105. It intersects stone wall, f41 at an oblique angle at its western terminus. The components, discovered several weeks apart are: the bricks of f245 near f41, the bricks of f255 near the west baulk of the locus, and the cut of a water channel, f260, in the middle of the wall. The purpose seems to be to be a retaining wall for the pebble pavement, f254 which abuts it to the north. The system is the last attempt to control the water flow from north to south past the west face of revetment wall, f41. [Input File: T901jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-9-01 jW f245,255,260 [Input File: T901jW.j]

Descriptive

Analogical Record
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v193
2009-8-13 / jN / [Input File:T819jN.j]

v194
2009-8-13 / jN / [Input File:T819jN.j]




J5a12

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0012.HTM

Labeling/Designation
category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-9-01 jW staircase [Input File: T901jW.j]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-9-01 jW A complex stepped stone structure high and square in the north and stepped down to the south. It abuts the northern extension of the EDIII revetment wall, f41, and appears to be constructed on accumulations preliminarily dated to the Early Dynastic III period by mKB. Its purpose appears to provice access to the top of the pre-EDIII revetment wall from accumulations covering its escarpment. It also served to deflect the north to south flow of flood water away from the revetment wall system. [Input File: T901jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-9-01 jW gf194,205,257,266,276 [Input File: T901jW.j]

Descriptive




J5a13

/MZ/A/J05/D/A/0013.HTM

Labeling/Designation
includes other label 2009-9-17 jW ^wka1 [Input File: T917jW.j]
category !! !! lithic artifact [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2009-9-01 jW grinding stone [Input File: T901jW.j]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-9-01 jW A collection of twelve basalt grindstones (pestals) found in adjacent accumlations (f23 and f30) surrounding a late Mittani period stone structure, ^bin1. Neither debitage nor mortars were found in the vicinity. This suggests that they were not manufactured or used in processing there. It is possible that the bin was a distribution point. [Input File: T901jW.j]

Spatial Aggregation
features within aggregate 2009-9-01 jW q38.1,38.2,38.3,38.6,38.7,38.8,38.9,38.10,38.11 i16,17,18 f23,30 [Input File: T901jW.j]

Descriptive