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category !! !! fill, dumping, collapse [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2003-8-19 jl fill [Input File: N906jl.j]

description (summary) 2003-8-19 jl 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. [Input File: N819jl.j]
2003-8-26 jl This soil was indistinguishable from the regular accumulation surrounding it (into which the pit a38 was presumably cut). Our identification of it as pit fill was based on our identification if f447 as a pit cut, not on any quality of f448 itself. Hence, our early confusion of f448 with the f444 accumulation around it. [Input File: N827jl.j]
2003-8-25 jl The fill within the presumed pit a38. We did not realize that a38 was a pit until we had already excavated within it; therefore, much of the pit fill was included in an f444 q-lot. This feature only covers the second half of the excavations within a38. [Input File: N825jl.j]

Volumetric Localization
m#/elev @top 2003-8-19 jl m3095 71-153 [Input File: N906jl.j]
h-eye @top 2003-8-19 jl N820jl [Input File: N906jl.j]

Time Sequencing
stratum (to which element belongs) 2003-9-21 jl [Input File: N921jl.j]
phase (to which element belongs) 2003-9-21 jl [Input File: N921jl.j]