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-mt changing names numbers as needed from A10 to A12 designation original file A12 j717jo.j
-sg as a result of our last 2 weeks of excavation in k5 we have decided to expand the excavation in two directions, 1st we will open three new squares (k8, k9 and k10) E and S of k5. in this portion of the new expansion, we will try find out abut the nature and function of the uncovered net of walls (f41, f45 and f69) and try to determine their stratigraphic and constructional relationship to AK, by opening these new squares we expect to uncover the reminder of these walls and probably new feature in connection with them, that might help answering the following, 1) are these walls part of Ak building? if so, do they form an other major sector of the building other than the already uncovered sector?. 2) if these walls are not part of the same complex AK, then what is the stratigraphic relation between the two? pre, post or contemporary with AK? the 2nd expansion of excavations will take place W k5 where we will dig the entire area S f12 up to the level of the paving f69 (A10 f230) in k11 (A10 k18), this operation well allow us to fully expose the outer (southern) face of the wall f12 and to uncover the floors outside the building which are corresponding to AK first floors.
-dy our MZ12 A10 excavation k13 to k19 will be added to the new book of area A12, features, loci, aggregates, items and relays from A10 (k13-k19) will be given an A12 corresponding numbers.
k 8
-sg will start today excavation by removing top soil.
k 6
-sg will start excavation at the 1st 300cm W of k11 by digging f76. for the protection of the western face of f45 a 200cm x 200cm protection baulk will be left unexcavated.
k 6
ds the entire area W f41 all along side the southern face of f12.
k 8
ds 500cm x 500cm E k5.
k 9
ds 500cm x 500cm SE k5, S k8.
k 10
ds 500cm E-W x 400cm N-S, W k9, S k5.
k 6
-sg since MZ10 A10 excavation on top of the current k6, and this season A12 k11 excavations did not yield much of material culture, we will dig in k6 with big picks, unless we come across a change in the nature of the deposit in the locus.
f 74
-sg pottery will be collected to be checked in the filed by ab.
f 1
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f153
f 2
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f154
f 3
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f155
f 4
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f156
f 5
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f157
f 6
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f158
f 7
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f159
f 8
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f160
f 9
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f161
f 10
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f162
f 11
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f163
f 12
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f164
f 13
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f165
f 14
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f166
f 15
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f167
f 16
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f168
f 17
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f169
f 18
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f170
f 19
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f171
f 20
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f172
f 21
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f173
f 22
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f174
f 23
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f175
f 24
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f176
f 25
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f177
f 26
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f178
f 27
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f179
f 28
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f180
f 29
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f181
f 30
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f182
f 31
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f183
f 32
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f184
f 33
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f185
f 34
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f186
f 35
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f189
f 36
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f190
f 37
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f191
f 38
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f192
f 39
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f193
f 40
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f194
f 41
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f195
f 42
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f196
f 43
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f197
f 44
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f198
f 45
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f199
f 46
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f200
f 47
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f201
f 48
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f202
f 49
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f203
f 50
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f204
f 51
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f205
f 52
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f206
f 53
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f207
f 54
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f208
f 55
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f209
f 56
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f210
f 57
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f211
f 58
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f212
f 59
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f213
f 60
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f214
f 61
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f215
f 62
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f216
f 63
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f217
f 64
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f218
f 65
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f219
f 66
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f220
f 67
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f221
f 68
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f222
f 69
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f223
f 70
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f224
f 71
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f225
f 72
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f226
f 73
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f227
f 87
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f228
f 88
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f229
f 89
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 f230
a 1
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 a26
a 2
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 a27
a 3
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 a28
a 4
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 a29
a 5
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 a30
a 6
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 a31
i 1
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i112
i 2
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i113
i 3
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i114
i 4
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i115
i 5
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i116
i 6
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i117
i 7
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i118
i 8
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i119
i 9
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i120
i 10
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i121
i 11
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i122
i 12
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 i123
k 1
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 k13
k 2
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 k14
k 3
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 k15
k 4
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 k16
k 5
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 k17
k 11
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 k18
k 7
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 k19
v 1
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 v35
v 2
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 v36
v 3
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 v37
v 4
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 v38
v 5
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 v39
v 6
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 v40
v 7
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 v41
v 8
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 v42
v 9
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 v43
v 10
ds A12 corresponding number of A10 v44
a 7
ds a 110cm in diameter pit S k6, 440cm W f41.
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k 10
-sg will start excavating k10 by removing top soil f75.
k 8
-sg will continue excavation horizontally digging f80, below top soil.
k 6
-sg after excavating the first E-W 300cm of f76 for 38cm deep, will start digging an other 300cm farther W.
f 74
ds top soil k8
f 75
ds top soil k10
f 76
ds accumulation same as and continuation of A10 f222.
f 77
ds accumulation same as f13 and f39 (A10 f165 and f193).
f 78
ds the cut of pit a7.
f 79
ds ashy mixed accumulation, filling of a7.
f 80
ds light gray accumulation, below top soil f74, wadi wash, covers the entire locus k8.
f 81
ds foundation stones of the stone wall f12.
f 82
ds loose accumulation mixed with hard compacted intrusions. Seems to be wadi deposit.
f 83
ds soil inside the grave f84 a8.
f 84
ds the cut of the grave a8, rectangular shaped, 72 x 40 cm, directly NW to SE.
f 85
ds bottom of a7.
f 86
ds large stones. Do not seem to be in their original place. Located in between a7 to S and f12 to N. They might have fallen from the foundation f81 at the time of the cutting of pit a7.
f 75
-dy ab will be checking the pottery from the top soil f75 in the field, no bones will be collected.
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k 6
-sg we continue digging f76 for an other 250 cm further to W, to the same depth of the previous portion of the same feature.
k 10
-sg we will dig f82 using big picks, 10 cm at the time, looking particularly for any signs that might help to understand the nature of the accumulation f40 k6 whether it is a filling of a pit or an other type of accumulation; we will look for any indication of a cut.
k 8
-sg we will clear and scrape f80 all around the grave a7 checking if the grave has any construction surrounding other than the cut f84.
f 90
ds light gray, highly compacted accumulation mixed with dark gray soft loose soil, below f82.
f 91
ds dark brown loose accumulation at E half of k8, below f80.
f 92
ds pinkish, highly compacted accumulation covers the entire W half of k8, below f80.
f 93
ds tannur, a9, at the centre of the S end of k8, 60 cm in diametre.
f 94
ds filling of tannur a9.
f 95
ds floor of the grave a8.
f 96
ds line of red bricks seen through the pit a7 and cut by it.
a 8
ds irregular rectangular shaped grave, 72 cm max length, x 41 cm max width, x 15 cm depth: oriented NW to SE. There are no particular signs of any type of construction related to the grave; it seems to have been simply dug into the ground and its base f95 was levelled. The grave was found in poor condition and the human bones were found mixed in f83 within the boundaries of f84. we only noticed that most of the skull bones were located at the NW end of the grave, next to i14 and i18: the sizes of the grave and of the bones suggest that it was a child burial.
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k 6
-sg we will dig the last portion of f76 S of the farthest W end of the wall f12.
k 10
-sg we continue to dig f90.
k 8
-sg we will keep excavating f91 at the W side and f92 at E side.
f 98
ds similar accumulation as f76. Given a separate feature number only for the specific area in connection to the animal grave a10.
f 97
ds lined floor W and SW k8 surrounding the general area W and N of tannur a9. Its slops down from W to E. There are small spots where the floor is not completely preserved.
f 99
ds a single large stone located exactly in the SE corner of k10.
f 100
ds top soil k9.
k 9
ds located exactly at the path of the wadi running through from NE to SW corner of the locus, which is apparently eroded by the wadi. It is possible that material culture of III mill. is very close to the current surface.
f 101
ds lined floor just below f97 without any separations. Apparently f97 is a secundary preparation of the same floor f101. Large traces of ash covering the floor surface.
f 102
ds bricky material, rectangular in shape. Seems to be a sort of pavement similar to that of f67, which is in line with f99. It seems to continue E underneath the E baulk of k10.
f 78
tc in f76
f 79
tc in f78
f 77
tc in f70
f 70
tc in f68
f 70
tc in f72
f 70
tc in f73
f 74
tc co f80
f 12
tc ca f81
f 83
tc in f84
f 84
tc in f80
f 77
tc co f85
f 86
tc re f72
f 16
tc ca f87
f 45
tc ca f88
f 73
tc co f89
f 82
tc co f90
f 80
tc co f91
f 80
tc co f92
f 91
tc co f97
f 93
tc re f101
f 97
tc ab f93
f 94
tc in f93
f 93
tc re f97
f 83
tc co f95
f 78
tc cu f96
f 79
tc ab f96
f 97
tc co f101
f 82
tc co f99
f 90
tc ab f99
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k 6
-sg we start digging f103. We will divide it horizontally across k6.
k 8
-sg we will start digging f104 after removing a9 and features 96 and 101.
k 10
-sg we will stop excavation in k10 for now, until we get to the same level in k8 and k9.
f 100
-dy top soil sherds will be collected to be checked in the field by ab.
f 103
ds = f72.
f 103
-dy chunks of red bricks are found scattered throughout f103. They might have been fallen from a nearby brickwall (f12 and/or f45).
f 105
ds loose, dark gray accumulation with traces of ash all around.
f 106
ds lined floor covers mostly the W half of k8. There are two layers of the floor's relining below f105.
f 103
-dy even though f103 is not highly compacted, there are only few sherds find in the accumulation despite the large excavated volume of the feature.
f 107
ds stone pavement along side the wall f12, N of f96, and at the same level and boundaries as f96.
f 96
-dy after the removal of accumulation f103, the surface of the bricks f96 is uncovered and it turned to be a brick paved floor. Brick size 35 x 35 cm.
f 108
ds compacted light gray accumulation below top soil f100.
f 109
ds a lare stone E k9, same level as f108.
f 103
tc co f76
f 102
tc le f99
f 100
tc co f108
f 100
tc co f109
f 103
tc co f107
f 101
tc co f104
f 104
tc co f105
f 105
tc co f106
f 108
tc ab f109
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k 8
-sg we will continue to remove floor accumulation f105 fully exposing floor f103.
k 9
-sg we will start digging f108 (accumulation below top soil).
k 6
-sg we will continue the excavation of f103 farther to the W to the level of f96 to uncover any other portion of f96.
f 114
ds lined floor covers the NW area of k9, not associated with any structural features. It might be an extension of the floors f97 and f101 in k8.
f 110
ds a layer of plant impression covers a general area of 120 cm EW x 280 cm NS, directly to the W of f96.
q 92.1
ds a sample from the phytolith f110. A previous sample q 24.1, was taken from similar, but higher, level within f76.