File: /MZ/A/A12/D/I//MZ/A/A12/D/F/0111.HTM
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category !! !! surface [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 1999-7-02 jo pavement [Input File: j716jo.j]

description (summary) 1999-7-02 ab flat laid bricks (40 x 20) in the same level as the floor f106; there is a small break in one of the bricks, which shows that the bricks are covering a hallow space underneath. [Input File: j718ab.j]

daily notes 1999-7-03 ab no signs of any cut related to f111 from the E face of k5 E baulk. [Input File: j718ab.j]
strategy (projected or implemented) 1999-7-08 gb We are removing the deposit to the South of f111, and then we will take a picture. We may in fact consider stopping excavating in k8 at the southern edge of f111. [Input File: j718okk.j]
1999-7-03 gb Rather than removing the bricks from the top, we will remove the west baulk of k8, the bottom of which is level with the top of f111. This feature does not appear in the eastern section of k5, but it must become visible as we excavate east. Once we reach the limit of f111, we should be able to tell from the vertical profile whether or not it it is a grave, and we'll be able to plan our excavation strategy accordingly. [Input File: j718okk.j]

Volumetric Localization
m#/elev @top 1999-7-02 jo two rows of rectangular bricks [Input File: j716jo.j]

Contact Association
type of contact: latest events 1999-7-05 ab f111 (pavement) cuts f113 (pavement, type c) [Input File: j718ab.j]
1999-7-05 ab f106 (floor, type a) covers f111 (pavement) [Input File: j718ab.j]

Time Sequencing


assumption 1999-7-03 gb This appears to be a grave because it is well delimited from the top, narrow and rectangular. It could hardly be a paving. However, if this is the roofing of the grave, why is it flat? All other graves have a vaulted roof that collapsed, for the most part (except in area A8). Could this be a flat roof supported by beams? From memory, this looks like an exceptional shape. Yet no other explanation comes to mind. jo also notices that the bricks (all but one) have an exceptional rectangular shape. [Input File: j718okk.j]

activity (second degree) 1999-7-08 gb Short of a better explanation, I interpret this feature as a retaining wall which marks, in effect, the end of the AH settlement to the south. It would not have been built in function of the settlement as such, but of the the closest house. Clues in support of this interpretation are: (1) bricks are placed vertically; (2) it is a narrow line of bricks which certainly did not continue higher; (3) it is in line with the walls of AK, which would imply that the village came to rest on top of the "horseshoe" configuration of the tell that matched the outline of the palace below; (4) we have houses to the north, and only burials and tannurs to the South of f111. [Input File: j718okk.j]