Unit Book A9


Processed on 2023-08-22



Roster Date Author Record
Description (summary) 2001-10-02 jlw Limit includes N and E baulks less rectangle 100E by 250N that is part of k7 and that was partially excavated in MZ12. [Input: LX02JW.j]



Roster Date Author Record
Daily notes about recovery of elements 2001-06-26 jlw began to remove topsoil/backfill, f209. Located N-S brick wall, f211, that had a yellow tag on it, "f20", presumably from the 1990 excavation there. [Input: L706JLW.j]
2001-07-01 jlw while looking at the previous day's work in the early morning light jlw noticed that there were several distinct courses of bricks extending E-W across the entire baulk. Designated f243. gb suggested that they may be part of a retaining wall and platform to support the architecture in k11 to the north. Although the first cut across the top line of bricks indicated that there was less than 10cm of brick to the north of the south baulk face, vp suggested that excavation of a pit associated with a tanuur, f248/a27, on the eastern edge might allow us to cut a N-S section to clarify the situation. [Input: L701JLW.j]
2001-07-02 vp Ali dug the fill in the f215 and cleaned the NE side of the baulk, for the photograph,v59. The light yellowish brown fill, c# 10YR6/4, was very soft. vp took a relay in the center of the f215, before Ali to remove it. Later, after a careful observation of the N baulk top, where it was possible to see distinctly the end of WE brikwall f243, about 1mW, Ali cut a trench with the big pick. In the same time, Tariq was digging in the W side of the locus, where some days ago we found a stone floor f230 with a brick wall f211; we suggested it would be a grave. Tariq started in the NW corner of k10. There, until 1,50m south, there was an accumulation enough compact, where the section shown clear material on the top (about 10cm) and some very confused lines red and black (ash)inside of it in the bottom until the soil. After the removing of that, it was possible to see the section of the W baulk and more bricks of f211 on the E. Then, Tariq dug the SW corner of k10, 2mN and 1mE, and found a white, compact floor with some pottery flat on the top. Waiting for a new day of dig, to clarify the situation, we thought it part of the same structure f211. Finaly we cleaned all the west side of the locus. [Input: L702JLW.j]
2001-07-03 vp Tariq cleaned very well features f235, f230 and f211 in the SW and helped vp prepare for the relays. Ali dug the accumulation, f214 in the NE corner of the north baulk to expose the many phases of brickwork there. He cleaned sections in the N, E, and W sides as he had dug from the south. In the NW corner of the section, we could see that the wall foundation, f231, had turned to the west, confirming evidence seen when we were excavating the floor, f251, in the SE quarter of k11. We cleaned for a more clear exploration in the morning light. [Input: L704JLW.j]
2001-07-04 vp Ali cut very well the the section S of the left over accumulation between f231 and the N baulk, and with Tariq saw there some bricks. Then, they both, with vp, took the measures of the top and compared them with the f231 width. The width of it, with the addition of the E-W brick width, f243, was the same; therefore we conclude that it is a corner. Then, Ali dug the accumulation, f214, for about 20cm to see well the N and W sections of the trench. During the dig, he found an E-W rodent hole, f262, in the middle of f214, that conuued west under the f231 wall until about the middle of the locus. [Input: L704JLW.j]
2001-07-05 vp jlw and vp, waiting for a more clear situation after a new dig, decided to consider the f211, f230, f235, f270 as an aggregate, a30, supposing it could be a grave. Ali and Tariq started to dig the accumulation f264, within the walls WE f271 and NS f211, where it was possible to see an hard and cleanly soil, co light gray c# 10YR7/1, with small stones and sherds, flat on the surface, f265. Under of it they found a softer and darker soil, f266, co brown c# 10YR5/3. Tariq found there 2 small fragments of bronze. There wasn't evidence of any grave. Then, they cleaned the area. jlw and vp decided to wait for a better light, to understand the situation of the SW corner of K10. [Input: L705JLW.j]
Strategy (projected or implemented) 2001-06-26 jlw remove the backfill and extend the west baulk to meet that of loci 11 and 21. [Input: L706JLW.j]
2001-07-01 jlw we will continue to remove the N baulk, exercising care to look for continuations of N-S walls into k11. [Input: L701JLW.j]
2001-07-02 vp we will continue to dig the west side of the locus to clarify the meaning of the accumulation, f250. Also, we will dig the fill of the tannur f215 inside of the pit f248, in the NE corner of the baulk N, and clean that side for a picture. We will remove both and cut all the corner NE with a trench, to can see the section of the WE brick wall f243, evident on the top of the baulk N. [Input: L702JLW.j]
2001-07-03 vp we will continue to clean the SW corner of k10 to see the bricks of f211; then, we will take relays of the architecture in the SW corner. Also, Ali will contine to dig the NE corner to explore the structure of the brickwork there. [Input: L704JLW.j]
2001-07-04 vp we will continue to dig only the NE corner to see better the sections N and W of the baulk trench. Also we will become clear the situation in the corner between the W side of N-S wall, f231, and the N baulk, where the 1990 excavators left some accumlation, which they assumed was brick. [Input: L704JLW.j]
2001-07-05 vp we will continue to dig in the SW corner of k10 to clarify the possible connections between the NS w f211, the pv f230, the pb f235, the WE w f270. Ali and Tariq will dig there. [Input: L705JLW.j]

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Elements within locus 2001-06-23 vp q660 (bones, items, pottery), q662 (bones, pottery), q663 (items), q666 (items, pottery), q667 (bones, pottery), q674 (items, pottery), q684 (bones, pottery), q692 (pottery), q695 (bones, items, pottery), q698 (pottery), q699 (pottery), q703 (items), q705 (pottery), q707 (pottery), q709 (pottery), q716 (bones, pottery), q722 (pottery), q731 (bones, pottery), q732 (pottery), q733 (items, pottery), q734 (bones, pottery), i103 (pot), i104 (jar), i105 (clay artifact), i106 (clay artifact), i123 (clay artifact), i124 (clay artifact), i127 (seal impression) [Input: L920JW1.j]
2001-06-26 jw f209 (topsoil), f211 (wall) [Input: L919JW.j]
2001-06-27 jw f213 (backfill1), f214 (accumulation), f215 (tannur (feature)), f216 (fill) [Input: L919JW.j]
2001-06-28 jw f219 (accumulation), f226 (tannur (feature)), f227 (backfill1), f230 (pavement), f231 (wall) [Input: L919JW.j]
2001-06-30 jw f232 (accumulation), f235 (pavement, type b) [Input: L919JW.j]
2001-07-01 jw f243 (brick installation), f245 (tannur (feature)), f246 (fill), f248 (pit) [Input: L919JW.j]
2001-07-02 jw f250 (accumulation), f253 (fill) [Input: L919JW.j]
2001-07-04 jw f259 (wall), f262 (rodent hole) [Input: L919JW.j]
2001-07-05 jw f264 (accumulation), f265 (pavement, type c), f266 (accumulation), f270 (wall), f271 (wall), f272 (wall) [Input: L919JW.j]
2001-09-29 jlw a23 (tannur), a26 (tannur), a27 (tannur), a30 (burial) [Input: L930JW1.j]
Extension of locus or q-lot 2001-10-02 jlw m2560 [Input: LX02JW.j]
Length of two sides 2001-10-02 jlw 500S [Input: LX02JW.j]
2001-10-02 jlw 600W [Input: LX02JW.j]


Analogical Record

Roster Date Author Record
View/drawing of locus

2001-07-11 jlw [Input: L925JW.j]

2001-07-11 jlw [Input: L925JW.j]

2001-08-02 jlw [Input: L927JW.j]