A16k6

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Labeling/Designation
Best image 2011-12-12 lC

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Best Image 2014-11-6cjc
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Description/Count
Description 2001-6-9fAB A13 k3 [Input file: L630LR.J / L630LR.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2001-6-9lR most of the backfill has been removed except for the western side, which should be removed by early tomorrow. [Input file: L630TR.J / L630TR.-J]
2001-6-10fAB Work continues to focus on cleaning k1 and k6, cleaning section, and more than 1/2 the workmen are still busy removing the berm. We hope it is finished tomorrow by breakfast. [Input file: L630TR.J / L630TR.-J]
2001-6-10lR Continued to remove the backfill. [Input file: L630TR.J / L630TR.-J]
2001-6-14lR tR and cC scraped to see if any more bricks were visible; none were found and came upon several layers of accumulation f22, from above a living surface. The layers are reddish on the top with an ashy gray underneath, tR tried to follow this accumulation but it was difficult due to its thickness in certain areas, the ^aa curls up along the wall which is f8. [Input file: L630TR.J / L630TR.-J]
2001-7-16lR we are removing both baulks and are considering removing all the baulks in the area for aerial photos. [Input file: L818LR.J / L818LR.-J]
2001-7-25lR We are currently the deepest in k6 since we began excavating this locus a few days ago. We are calling the material below a2 a pit, the same pit that we see in A12 North section that extends to the East in A15. This material f153 contains approx 20cm of interface that changed to gray ashy fill. [Input file: L728LR.J / L728LR.-J]
2001-7-26lR In k6, the section has been cleaned and scraped and we can see the interface between house accumulation from a2 and the beginning of the pit, which forms a nice clear line. The house accumulation f153 is a reddish brown color that extends about 20cm below the bricks with a thin band of bright orange-red clay under this (approx 3cm thick). This band extends through the North baulk into k2 area, which leads us to believe that this is the same pit. Under this thin band is a unified gray that we have referred to as pit fill f157. [Input file: L728LR.J / L728LR.-J]
2001-7-28lR In k6, we noticed at the end of the day on Thursday that more red was appearing in the western section. We had noticed earlier that the fill material was mixed with small pieces of reddish clay and made it a new feature f157. Now the material is completely red clay and after scraping the section, we noticed distinct clear brick lines, red bricks with brown mortar and assigned it f181 wall. A plaster line is also visible in section. The bricks do not hold together but resemble moist clay, making it difficult to find the face. It was not until we cut back the section that we could see these brick lines. These bricks are running north south, east of the west baulk. In the western area a tannur was found f180 in the gray fill of the pit and appears it was cut by the pit a13. The eastern area contains ash and is probably still pit fill while the western area is reddish. In k6 north section the accumulation from a2 is seen very nicely which forms a bowl. The gray underneath forms bands of lighter gray sloping west to east with the western portion higher. Alternating layers of gray are seen, light gray, dark, light, dark forming a bowl shape towards the east. If this is a pit, then it is quite large for it must extend the same length to the east making the pit almost 10 meters in diameter. [Input file: L728LR.J / L728LR.-J]
2001-7-29lR In k6, they are still continuing to remove the gray material to the east, and are coming down on red. This is probably the end of the pit as we start a new layer seen in A12 section, a red layer f190. We met with gB today to discuss the phases, and he suggested that the fill we are excavating in k6, k5,and k2 is not a pit but large hollows created by depressions in the palace that conditioned the topography which then was used as dumps. So they were not cut, but natural in a sense that they occurred naturally after the palace collapsed. These hollows provided a ground for dumping which was filled up with 5a material but in the lower end of the hallow we find strata 4 material underneath. This level may be the strata to which the tannur f180 and the accumulation around it belong to. fAB mentioned that the tannur may be related to the tannur found in A12 which was on top of the palace wall. [Input file: L728LR.J / L728LR.-J]
Strategy 2001-6-17fAB see Incidentals\strategy under 2001-6-17 [Input file: L617FAB.J / L617FAB.-J]

Volumetric localization
Relays 2001-6-9fAB m2526: 400e, 400n [Input file: L630LR.J / L630LR.-J]

Analogical record
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Reference to Plot 2012-3-22lC p0001 [Input file: W322LC.J / W322LC.-J]
2012-3-22lC p0004 [Input file: W322LC.J / W322LC.-J]
2012-3-22lC p0011 [Input file: W322LC.J / W322LC.-J]
Notes on analogical record 2001-7-1tR A16 has utilized A13 section drawings from MZ12 for the North and East sections of k6. These drawings have been re-worked by lr. [Input file: L701LR.J / L701LR.-J]