||This is the fill of the small pit a38 along the north edge of the locus. It consists partly of brown material, similar to the rest of the accumulation within the circle, but also partly of reddish-white material, the same material as the best laminations f405 on the northern edge of k27, and a layer of black seeds at the top. This material is harder than the brown, slightly grainy in places, and is often laminated. The question of laminations within the small pit is one that must be discussed, since gb has hypothesized that they were filled as soon as the ritual was completed, not left open to form laminations, nor were the laminations across the whole pit, but were isolated in the northern portion. It is possible that the black seeds were part of the end of the ritual, the closing of the pit, hence they were on the top layer (see v265, v266). Before we realized that a38 was a pit, we thought that f448 was simply part of the f444 accumulation on top of it. Therefore, the earlier sherds from f448 were actually included with f444 material, and could not afterwards be separated. Only the later material from the pit fill is separated out as f448.
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