Volumetric data ("topography") for unit A16

Loci

April 2012 - L. Crescioli

Introduction
Main loci (squares)
Special loci: northern portion of northern squares
Special loci: asymmetrical loci in upper levels
Special loci: top loci in lower levels
Special loci: bottom loci in lower levels

Introduction

     For our approach to volumetry see the relevant section in the Grammar.

     A16 is not constituted of a very extended area, counting 8 regular (5x5 meters) loci. The total surface is about 200 squared meters, but we need to remember it was excavated for only two seasons and the context typology was very articulated and complex. Some special loci were shaped following the space in between the numerous structures, other were created to have a better care of the stratigraphy.
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Main loci (squares)

     There are eight main loci, each corresponding to one 5x5 meter square. Three squares (k1, k5, k6) were already in part excavated in 1999 as part of Unit A13.
k1-k8
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Special loci:
northern portion
of northern squares

     Three temporary loci (k102, k103, k104) were opened within k2, k3 and k4.
k102-k104
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Special loci:
asymmetrical
loci
in upper levels

     Three asymmetrical loci (k105, k106, k107) were opened between structures within the upper levels of the unit.
k105-k107
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Special loci:
top loci
in lower levels

     When the strategy changed an we decide to excavate only the western portion of A16 (lower A16).

-A Two new loci were created (k108 and k109).

-B Then was created a single large locus (k110) including part of k108.

-C When it became to difficult to manage it was divided into two new loci (k111 and k112).
k108-k112
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Special loci:
bottom loci
in lower levels

      During the second excavation season new smaller loci (k201)-k210) were created in lower A16 to facilitate the excavation.
K201-k210
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