File: /MZ/A/A16/D/A/0021.HTM
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Category 2002-9-22!! structure [Input file: -MX12-99.J / -MX12-99.-J]
Definition 2002-9-22lR burial [Input file: -MX12-99.J / -MX12-99.-J]
Summary 2007-7-16cJC Burial of an adult skeleton ( i156) in the fetal position including two metal pins ( i158, i159), another metal object ( i160) and several whole ceramic vessels ( i122, i139). [Input file: R716CJC.J / R716CJC.-J]
Best image 2011-12-12 lC


Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2002-9-22lR Diadin is carefully articulating the bones today and you can see that some damage has occurred due to water seepage. The bones break off at the slightest touch and there is some evidence of laminations around the body. The body faces Northeast exactly in the same position as a19 burial and a18. This is presumably the body of an adult based on the size of the bones and likely female. The body rests on the left side in fetal position, a very typical position encountered in A16. All of the burials recovered in A16 are in fetal position with the exception of the jar burials. The arms of i156 human body are bent at the elbow with the hands under the chin. Three ceramic vessels were found with the body. One next to the feet i222 (similar to a19) and two vessels next to the head, i139 complete jar, and i157 that was under i139. The ceramic vessel i139 is in wonderful condition but i157 a cooking vessel appears fragmented. The condition of i157 is noted as fragile since it is fragmented and cracking. [Input file: N303LR.J / N303LR.-J]
2002-9-23lR yesterday the burial was fully articulated and exposed. During the afternoon it was removed and three metal objects were found. Two pins around the chest region were discovered likely for a garment, and a small metal disk under the skull (a possible hair ornament). Underneath i122 more bones were discovered and at first we thought it might belong to a small child but after exposing the bones it revealed to be the head of an animal complete with teeth, jaw, and some of the skull intact. The animal bones i163 were photographed then removed. The burial walls and cut were also removed today. [Input file: -MX12-99.J / -MX12-99.-J]
Procedure 2002-9-22lR We first removed i122 and i139 since we did not want to leave the ceramic vessels exposed over night. At the lab I removed the soil inside and made them into samples i146 and i147. The jar i122 was filled with soil containing some bone fragments but i139 only contained a dirt coating at the top and when removed exposed it hollow. gB suggested that it may have been filled with liquid which evaporated leaving only a coating of soil at the very top. The burial was articulated the next day using a dental pick, brush, spoon, and an air brush. It was then photographed by gG and drawn by fLP. The jars were cleaned and labeled then sent back to the field and set in place for photographs. The burial was removed in the afternoon and three more items were found while removing the bones. Two bronze pins i158, i159 were found on each shoulder with the ends pointed at each other and i160 located under the skull. The pins are likely used to hold a garment in place and i160 a metal rounded item may possibly be a hair ornament due the item's location by the head. The metals have been sent to the conservation laboratory. [Input file: N303LR.J / N303LR.-J]
C99.NRecovery 2002-9-26fAB it was thought that the bricks f297 would cover the body ( i156) but instead the bricks were to the S. Possibly the bricks were the S wall and the N wall was lost (although we looked carefully in the area) or never built. [Input file: MX12FAB.J / MX12FAB.-J]

Volumetric localization
Locus 2007-7-16cJC k205 [Input file: R716CJC.J / R716CJC.-J]
Relays 2002-9-23lF 436 (41411 36945 - 8507 / Relay location: NW corner cut) [Input file: R7QFAB1R.J / R7QFAB1R.-J]
2002-9-23lF 437 (41345 36903 - 8510 / Relay location: NE corner cut) [Input file: R7QFAB1R.J / R7QFAB1R.-J]
2002-9-23lF 438 (41307 37030 - 8509 / Relay location: sw corner cut) [Input file: R7QFAB1R.J / R7QFAB1R.-J]
2002-9-23lF 439 (41259 36976 - 8498 / Relay location: se corner cut) [Input file: R7QFAB1R.J / R7QFAB1R.-J]

Spatial aggregation
Feature within aggregate 2000-12-18!! f320 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
G12.Item within aggregate 2000-12-18!! i0122 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! i0139 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! i0146 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! i0147 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! i0156 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! i0157 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! i0158 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! i0159 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! i0160 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! i0161 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! i0163 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
G13.QLot within aggregate 2000-12-18!! q0843 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! q0849 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
2000-12-18!! q0866 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]

Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2000-12-18!! s330AAH [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
Phase to which stratum belongs 2000-12-18!! h5hAAH [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]

Analogical record
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Drawing of view

Reference to Plot 2012-3-22lC p0008 [Input file: W322LC.J / W322LC.-J]
2012-3-22lC p0009 [Input file: W322LC.J / W322LC.-J]
2012-3-22lC p0010 [Input file: W322LC.J / W322LC.-J]