Strata sequence AAC (with correlation to AAB and to MZA)
applicable to A15 and A16
L901 (MZA added W728) - gB
MZA
phase
AAC
phase
AAB
strata
AAC
strata
definition of stratum
     and of substratum
9m 6b 1 1 surface wash and erosion
2 2 sod layer, top soil
3 3 disturbed upper layer
4 4 removal of ancient stones; gully wash; laminations
5 5 modern burials
8? 6a - 6 ancient wadi
- 7 brick decomposition
6c 5c 6 8 houses
     a      great brick fall
     b      erosion and subsequent cut
     c      abandonment
     d      accumulations
     e      minor rebuilding
9 houses
     a      higher accumulation within houses
     b      tumuli burials
     c      leveling; construction and first floors; A15-16 street
6b 5b 7 10 houses
     a      higher accumulations within houses
     b      constrcution and first floors
6a 5a 11 scattered extra-mural occupation: not directly related to house use
     a      A15: burials, small pit; pottery kilns; tannurs;
     fragments of walls and hard accumulation in South
     b      late dumping in depression
     c      depression for mudbrick pitting
     d      early dumping in widened pits and depression
12 scattered (extramural) occupation: directly related to house use
     a      storage pits (large)
     b      (A15: pottery kilns)
13 scattered (extramural) occupation: house related
     a      burials
     b      storage pits (small)
     c      pebble lenses, retaining walls (A16 bottom of brown wall)
5h 4b 8 14 scattered (extramural) occupation: house related
     a      tannurs
     b      late dumping in depression
     c      pebble lenses, retaining walls (A16 bottom of brown wall)
9 15 scattered (extramural) occupation: house related
     a      storage pits (small)
     b      pebble lenses, retaining walls (A16: no retaining walls)
5c 4a 10 16 scattered (extramural) occupation: house related
     a      burials
11 17 first reshaping of surface after abandonment of palace
     a      accumulations
     b      leveling and retaining berms
4m 3 12-15 18-21 (non-existent – or thin accumulation in paved courtyard)
16 22 A16: jar smash, thin accumulation in paved courtyard (or s19-21?);
A15: higher well in room H6; wall blocking southern end of H4;
     floor north of same wall
4c 2 17a-b 23a-b      (non-existent)
17c 23c      A16: stone pavement, baked bricks as sub-pavement, red packing
     A15: lower well in H6; stone “blob” in south l