Phase 4jAAH within unit A16

June 2010 - G. Buccellati
Revised June 2016- C. Chaves Yates

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Overview
Pavement
An underground tank?

Overview

     Phase 4j marks the time of construction of the Palace and the associated stone pavement.
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Pavement

     The stone pavement a12 appears to have been laid all at once (see under typology for an examination of its structural coherence).
     A substantial red subfloor (baqaya, f344) belongs to the construction phase of the pavement.
     There are no Phase 4j features associated with the pavement, except for two holes (a26), located at what is presumably the center of the courtyard, and possibly serving to hold some sort of standards.
     Given the nature of the pavement as a hard surface and the need to keep it clean as long as the Palace was used in its formal function, it is understandable that no phase 2 object should be associated with it.
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An underground tank?

     If not belonging to an earlier phase, the baked brick structure a24 is likely to have been set in place at the same time as the pavement, hence in Phase 4j, to serve as an underground tank or possibly as an underground chamber for other purposes.

Current version

     This page was previously labeled Phase 2AAC and was attributed according the AAC strata sequence. In June 2016, C. Chaves Yates revised all strata and phase information to match the updated AAH strata sequence. This page is current as of June 2016.
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