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definition (typological label) 2001-8-25 jl structure [Input File: L825jl.j]

description (summary) 2001-8-25 jl This is the ledge of stone extending from the north wall of the underground structure into k27, the remains of the previous western wall of the building, before k26, the square, was constructed. It was hidden by the mud ledge (f326, f374) until a combination of the winter rains and our excavation removed the mud and revealed it clearly. [Input File: L825jl.j]

evidence 2001-8-13 jl It is clear from the interlocking of the stones of this ledge with the stones of the rest of the wall of the circular area that it dates from the original construction of the underground structure, and is in fact a continuation of the wall. Furthermore, the intersection of the northern stone wall of the square, k26, does not display such interlocking, and instead appears now to have been added on later. [Input File: L813jl.j]
assumption 2001-8-13 jl If our observations are correct, then f375 was the original western wall of the underground structure. This would mean that the building was originally circular, and perhaps was not even a building at all, but a stone-lined well or similar construction. Hence f375 and f352, parts of this construction. At a certain time, possibly late phase 1 or early phase 2, as the pottery seems to suggest, this wall either fell or was knocked down. Instead of rebuilding it in the same shape, the square area was attached to the standing walls as an entrance area. f353, and possibly f354 and f355, are other remnants of this original construction, the highest surviving level of the wall at that location. Then, the sherd packing f349 was laid down to raise the floor level above the tops of these stones. [Input File: L813jl.j]
notes on deposition 2001-8-13 jl If this was originally a well, why was it ultimately filled in? [Input File: L813jl.j]
2001-9-18 jl A closer look at the stones in f352 and in f375 suggests that the two walls might actually not be the same construction, but be from different phases of construction in the same place. The stones of f352, and of the lower walls within a33 in general, are, on average, much smaller than the stones above, such as in f375. In addition, the spacing between the stones is smaller. This has led us to consider three phases of construction, a lower circle, a higher circle that coincided with the construction of the upper palace, and the square. [Input File: L918jl.J]

Time Sequencing
stratum (to which element belongs) 2001-9-16 jl sC10 [Input File: L915jl1.j]
phase (to which element belongs) 2001-9-16 jl [Input File: L915jl1.j]


generic fnc. (1st degree of specificity) 2001-8-13 jl It seems fairly clear from the construction techniques that this was the original western wall of the underground structure, i. e. that it was a large stone-lined shaft, in the manner of a well. [Input File: L813jl.j]

Analogical Record
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