Unit Book A16


Processed on 2023-12-09


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Best definition 2001-07-15 !! ^hb [Input: L818LR3.j]
Best image 2007-07-20 cJC
v40a [Input: R719CJC.j]



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Definition 2001-07-15 sV ^hb [Input: L818LR3.j]


Volumetric Localization

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Locus 2001-07-15 sV k105 [Input: L818LR3.j]

Contact Association

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Type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2001-07-15 sV i31 (^hb) sits in f128 (fill) [Input: L818LR3.j]

Spatial Aggregation

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Aggregate (to which element belongs) 2001-07-12 !! a9 (^bu) [Input: L724LR.j]
Nature of association 2001-07-15 sV associated q-lot: 292 [Input: L818LR3.j]

Time Sequencing

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Stratum (to which element belongs) 2015-05-20 !! s245AAH [Input: ZA520CJC.j]
Phase (to which element belongs) 2015-05-20 !! h6mAAH [Input: ZA520CJC.j]



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Notes on typology 2001-07-15 sV human burial in a9 [Input: L818LR3.j]



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Definition 2007-08-06 lr hs [Input: R815LR.j]


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Biological sex 2007-08-06 lr Fe [Input: R815LR.j]
Method of estimating sex 2007-08-06 lr Biological Sex was determined using sexually diagnostic characteristics of the pelvis and skull. The presence of the ventral arc, sub-pubic concavity, presence of preauricular surface, U-shaped greater sciatic notch, and a broad pelvis with overall gracile bones estimates this skeleton predominately within the female range. [Input: R815LR.j]
Biological age 2007-08-06 lr Ad [Input: R815LR.j]
Data on biological age 2007-08-06 lr Biological age was estimated through a combined approach of various aging techniques. Dental wear patterns visible on the mandibular molars estimates an age between 28-36 years (Miles 1962). Alterations of the pubic symphysis (Suchey and Brooks 1990) at stage 2-3 estimates this skeleton also within the range 25-34 years of age. The average of both methods suggests that this is a young adult 25-35 years at time of death. [Input: R815LR.j]
Estimated Stature 2007-08-06 lr 145-154 cm (4'8-5'1) [Input: R815LR.j]
Method used for stuture 2007-08-06 lr Trotter and Gleser 1952; formulae for "negro females" using a complete ulna at 242mm [Input: R815LR.j]


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Pathology type 2007-08-06 lr ta, pd, eh, cr [Input: R815LR.j]
Notes on Pathology 2007-08-06 lr Teeth are in excellent condition and display slight calculus build-up with medium periodontal disease. Carious lesions were visible on LM1 affecting the buccal root surface, LM2 at the enamel root junction on the distal end, and RM1 lingual side where a large abscess formed on the gum. Bone resorption was noted on the pubic symphyses, anterior surface with the pubic tubercle pulled out. The cervical vertebrae exhibit slight lipping, increased porosity, and Schmorl's nodes. [Input: R815LR.j]


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Notes on MSM stress 2007-08-06 lr Stress Markers (MSM) visible on both deltoid tuberosities (slight) with the right humerus showing a deep groove for the long head of Biceps brachii, ulna on supinator crest with more pronounced points on the right side, and both linea aspera of the femur with the left more rugged. [Input: R815LR.j]


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Convervation notes 2007-08-06 lr In good condition; 61% post cranium, 95% cranium, and 100% of ribs complete. The lower legs including tibiae, fibulae, and the feet were missing from the body. Teeth are in excellent condition with six missing post-mortem. [Input: R815LR.j]


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Burial type 2007-08-06 lr sb [Input: R815LR.j]
Grave orientation 2007-08-06 lr north-south [Input: R815LR.j]
Time period 2007-08-06 lr late Khabur [Input: R815LR.j]
Notes on burial context 2007-08-06 lr i31 was found within primary context inside an elaborate subterranean vaulted mud-brick tomb. The dimensions of the pit suggest that it may have housed two burials with the body placed to the east end leaving a sizeable gap in the west. Possibly this individual was removed which correlates to other funerary structures in the area that were found empty along with the absence of the lower limbs of i31 where not one foot bone was recovered suggests postmortem activity such as secondary reburial occurred. [Input: R815LR.j]