Unit Book A16


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Roster Date Author Record
Best image 2014-11-06 cJC [Input: YY06CJC.j]



Roster Date Author Record
Description (summary) 2001-07-31 lR extension of k5 into k1,k107 [Input: L630LR.j]



Roster Date Author Record
Daily notes about recovery of elements 2001-08-01 lR In k110 removed the foundation stones from a1. In k108 we still have not reached the stone pavement and are deeper than 8500 which is the elevation of the pavement of A13. We decided to pound in a metal shish to see if there are stones underneath and found that the shish hit something hard. The metal shish was pounded in at the elevation of 8498 and we believe to hit something by the next 25-30 cm. [Input: L816LR.j]
2001-08-02 lr In k110 we have decided to terminate excavations in this area since it is too large and we will not reach our projected goal of exposing the stone pavement. In realizing this we have concentrated all our effort in exposing the stone pavement in the small trench k109 located in the North of k110 and the Northern portion of k108. We hope to finish excavating k110 in season MZ15 in 2002. [Input: L815LR.j]
2001-08-02 lr We have made three new loci to facilitate digging and q-lot assignment. Locus k108 includes k2, and k6; locus k109 includes the Northern portion of k1; and locus k110 includes the Southern portion of k1, k5 and the Northern baulk of k5. [Input: L815LR.j]
2001-08-22 lR We reopened k110 today after a twenty day break in order to expose the entire stone pavement a12 which was our initial goal. The north baulk of k110 was removed today and we will continue to excavate the square without a baulk since the north baulk of k109 lays only 150cm north and would serve the same purpose as k110 north baulk. After the baulk was removed (only 25 cm) we began to straighten the square since the northern end forms a hump. In straightening the area we came down of f199, a tannur sitting on a white plaster floor. The tannur is large in diameter, 90cm and has a smooth surface on both the inside and out. All that remains of the tannur is the base and the gray fill inside which contains small pieces of burned bone, and kiln waste. The white plaster floor is located on the south and east of the tannur but does not appear to continue very far and looks cut by a pit. In the northeast next in the east baulk two bricks were found lying onto of each other, fAB cleaned the area and noticed that a gray band runs underneath the bricks eliminating the possibility of it being a wall. On the west side of k108 in the west baulk we have brick-like material running north to south and these two bricks maybe associated with this material. We will not know until this baulk is excavated which we plan to do in controlled layers. [Input: L822LR.j]
2001-08-31 MISSING Today while excavating k110 a small circular depression was noticed in the northeast corner next to the East baulk. The area was cleaned which revealed vertical bricks in a soft sandy matrix, which we labeled as a pit f217, possibly a burial. This pit did turn out to be a burial, labeled a15. [Input: L831LR.j]
2001-09-02 lR a section was strung across k110 to separate the locus since the area is too large to refer to it as one locus. k111 refers to the new locus on the north side of the section, and k112 is the southern portion. we have scraped and cleaned the area in order to identify any features within k110 especially pits. We have come down in the entire area on a compact reddish brown material and on the north area we were exposing an ashy thin layer. All the pits f216 and f217 have been excavated. [Input: L903LR.j]
Strategy (projected or implemented) 2001-08-22 lR Clean the area and Photograph the tannur (a14), and continue straightening the area. Excavate the east baulk [Input: L822LR.j]
2001-09-02 lR after discussing with gB, fAB, and jLW, it is evident that we will not reach the goal of excavating to the stone pavement for another week. This poses a problem in completing the record since we only have two weeks to finish documenting A16. We have agreed that we will stop excavations in A16 after a few minor excavations primarily straightening the sections and leveling the area. It is uncertain if we plan to remove the section east section of k110, since it is approx 50cm thick and uncertain whether it will last through to the next season. [Input: L903LR.j]
Argument 2001-09-02 lR We have not reached our goal of uncovering the courtyard, and are jeopardizing documentation trying to excavate faster. I propose that we end excavations, level off the area, take final photographs, and resume excavations in the area next season where we can allocate more time and energy to this area. [Input: L903LR.j]
Notes on recovery 2001-08-25 MISSING L823 we removed the tannur and features associated with it and also found a ceramic jar turned upside-down with the bones of an infant and small animal found inside. The burial was found on the south end of k110 at an elevation of 8617. The bones were articulated, and photographed inside the jar. The jar was removed L823. [Input: L825LR.j]

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Elements within locus 2001-06-17 fAB a13 (^pt) [Input: L724LR.j]
2001-08-22 MISSING a14 (^ta) [Input: L831LR.j]
2001-08-31 MISSING a15 (^bu), a16 (^bu) [Input: L831LR.j]
2007-07-16 cJC a27 (^a) [Input: R716CJC.j]
2001-08-22 fAB f199 (^ta) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-22 lR f200 (^fi), f201 (^fa) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-22 fAB f202 (^ly) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-22 jLW f203 (^bu), f204 (pit fill), f205 (^a) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-27 lR f206 (^fi), f207 (^pv), f208 (^a), f209 (^pt) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-27 jLW f210 (^a), f211 (^fi) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-28 lR f212 (^fi), f213 (^a), f214 (^w), f215 (^w) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-28 fAB f216 (^fi), f217 (^pt) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-28 lR f218 (^s), f220 (^fi) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-30 fAB f222 (^fi) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-30 jLW f223 (^a) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-30 lR f224 (^a) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-30 fAB f225 (^w), f227 (^fi) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-08-30 lR f228 (^fi), f229 (^fi), f230 (^fi) [Input: L901LR.j]
2001-09-01 lR f233 (^w), f234 (^w), f235 (^pv) [Input: L901LR.j]
2007-07-14 sG f247 (pit), f248 (isolated stone) [Input: R714SG2.j]
2001-06-09 jLW f250 (^pt) [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2002-09-05 MISSING f260 (^ac), f261 (^w) [Input: M928LR.j]
2002-09-05 lR f269 (^ly) [Input: M928LR.j]
2002-09-07 aP f271 (^ly) [Input: M926LR.j]
2001-08-23 fAB i51 (unknown), i52 (^hb) [Input: M917LR.j]
2001-08-27 lR i53 (^se) [Input: M917LR.j]
2001-08-29 lR i54 (^hb), i55 (^bd), i56 (spearhead), i57 (pin), i58 (bowl), i59 (^bo), i60 (^hb), i61 (^bd), i62 (bowl), i63 (jar), i64 (^je), i65 (bead), i66 (bead), i67 (metal wire), i68 (jar), i69 (bowl), i70 (uncertain), i71 (jar), i72 (jewellery), i73 (bracelet), i74 (jewelry), i75 (seal impression), i76 (^pi), i77 (bowl), i78 (human body), i79 (animal bones) [Input: M917LR.j]
2002-09-04 lR i85 (^sm), i86 (^sm) [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2002-09-05 lR i87 (^cl) [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-01 sV q597 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-02 sV q609, q610, q611 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-22 lR q614, q615, q616, q617, q618 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-23 lR q619, q620, q621, q622, q623 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-25 lR q624, q625, q626 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-26 fAB q627 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-27 jLW q628, q629, q630, q631 [Input: L818LR3.j]
2001-08-27 lR q632, q633 [Input: L818LR3.j]
2001-08-27 fAB q634 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-28 lR q635, q636, q637, q638, q639 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-28 fAB q640, q641 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-29 lR q642 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-29 fAB q643 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-29 lR q645 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-29 fAB q647 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-30 lR q648, q649, q650, q651, q652, q653 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-30 fAB q655 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-08-31 lR q656, q657, q658 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-09-01 lR q659 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-09-04 lR q678, q679 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-09-06 lR q683, q684 [Input: L818LR3.j]
2002-09-03 lR q685, q686 [Input: MX12LR.j]
2002-09-05 lR q697, q699, q702 [Input: MX12LR.j]
2002-09-07 lR q706, q710 [Input: MX12LR.j]
2002-09-08 lR q718 [Input: MX12LR.j]
2002-09-16 lR q817 [Input: MX12LR.j]
2007-11-16 gB q950 [Input: RY16GB.j]
Relays (applicable to elements) 2001-07-31 lR r242: 600s, 700e [Input: L630LR.j]


Analogical Record

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Photo of context (v view)

2002-07-16 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-16 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-16 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-16 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-16 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: L818LR2.j]

2002-07-30 lR [Input: L818LR2.j]