||This feature is the layer of brown soil underneath f441. Like most previous accumulations in the circle, it has large red bricky (melted) chunks, and black and white inclusions. It also has scattered laminations, a lot (relative to the previous layers this season) of pottery, small stones and bones, and occassional black seed patches, which are so small and scattered that we did not decide to make them separate features, since we could not follow them separately from the rest of the accumulation. In consideration, however, these seed patches may mark separate occassions of the ritual associated with the api. There was one small patch (about 10 centimeters across) of white material, which we also did not make a separate feature because of its small size. If f445 is indeed a pit cut, then f443 is also mixed in with the fill of this pit, which we could not dig separately because we could not see the outline of the pit or any other indicator of its boundaries. It is very difficult to discern separate layers at this elevation (if any exist) because of the wetness of the soil. Since we presume that any fill within the pit was to some extent the soil removed from it when it was dug, it is not surprising that the colors would be indistinguishable.
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