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category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2008-7-23 lR wall [Input File: S727lr5.j]
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notes on labeling 2008-8-09 lR f86 is included under this label early in the season when the a distinction between f40 and f86 could not be established. As a result some of the early templates label f86 as f40. [Input File: S811lr6.j]

description (summary) 2008-8-09 lR In the western part of k15, adjacent to the west section, several brick faces emerged, arranged vertically that continued into the western baulk. Within a few days more bricks emerged in the northeast corner, horizontal and different from the vertical bricks but since no definition could be concluded, both these sets of bricks were labeled f40. After we removed the west section of k15, or the east section of k14, the vertical bricks continued under the section and found in k14, labeled as f56. The horizontal bricks found earlier turned into a wall, oriented north to south and we relabeled these bricks as f86. f40 with f56 are included under aggregate 2 (a2) forming a box like structure with multiple courses of vertical bricks, obliquely set, with thick mortar between the bricks. The first course was eroded and removed early in the season so it's difficult to reconstruct the original shape of this structure; it appears that the bricks were set in a manner that created a domed outer shape with a square base. The top bricks were cut back in section to understand how it was constructed with more bricks found below, vertically set and identical to the top course. On the western end, a wall constructed of thin vertical bricks obliquely set abuts a2, given the similarities in construction we are assuming that this wall is associated with a2. The western border also shows some of the bricks collapsed and these bricks were left articulated. It is unclear how deep this structure is, at the moment it appears to be three courses in construction utilizing bricks measuring 36 x 36 x 10 cm. [Input File: S811lr6.j]

daily notes 2008-7-23 lR This feature was assigned to the cluster of emerging bricks in the western half of the locus. It is unclear if this is a wall or tomb. [Input File: S723lr.j]
2008-8-04 lR Articulated this feature today after the east baulk of k14 was removed. This appears to be a several courses of vertical bricks forming a rectangular shape located between k14 and k15. The eastern portion was cut back to see if a section could be made, exposing the brick faces but only a few faces emerged. The sides were also defined. This is either a wall, using vertical bricks however since it doesn't continue in k14 or k15; it seems strange to be a wall. Another possibility is a grave with several cases at Mozan and other areas showing vertical bricks used in tomb construction. Lastly, this could also simply be a brick pile used for construction that was left in place after abandonment. [Input File: S804.J]
2008-8-05 lR Met with gB today to discuss the strategy for excavating this structure. He suggested to cut several sections to understand the size of the bricks, orientation, and construction before the top surface of the bricks are removed. Tomorrow we will begin to do this. [Input File: S805lr2.j]
2008-8-06 lR The box structure, f40 was cut into two section in order to understand it's construction. Sections on the north and east were cut, showing that both half and whole bricks were used in construction with the east section also showing the bricks stepped up between levels. Photographs will be taken tomorrow before more of the bricks are removed. The western end of the structure was also defined by removing 5 cm from f62 and coming towards the structure. [Input File: S806lr.j]
2008-8-09 lR A series of thin vertical bricks set at an oblique angle were found while excavating f87. The bricks are held together with thin mortar forming a wall west of a2, f40, and possibly forming a room bounded by f97 and f63 or a wall for f40. [Input File: S809lr.j]
2008-8-19 lR This morning the north section of k101 was drawn. This section is not the true north section of k101, it is actually our cut into k14 but shows nicely the wall f127 which we plan to remove today for the purpose of exposing f40 (a2) which is presumably behind wall f127. After the section was drawn we then photographed the section, including overhead, oblique, and direct north views. The wall was removed in section, beginning in the eastern area working west, leaving a small section to see the horizontal bricks from two sides. We then proceeded to continue removing the bricks to west, then cleaned out the section and photographed it again. What was in view was bricky material sitting on a nice row of horizontal bricks then several centimeters below, a layer of reddish fine clay appearing similar in shape and size to bricks but much softer than brick. Another layer was removed, moving north and this time removing f40 vertical bricks to expose another layer of the horizontal bricks behind. In the west, more stones surfaced to the north, in line with the stones from wall f125. It is unclear if these stones continue north, if so then a2 was built over f125 wall. [Input File: S818lr.j]

Volumetric Localization
relays (applicable to elements) 2008-8-07 yM 215 (41889 42007 - 9286 / Relay location: SE) [Input File: S808LR2R.J]
2008-8-07 yM 216 (41918 41907 - 9289 / Relay location: SE) [Input File: S808LR2R.J]
2008-8-07 yM 212 (42126 41981 - 9285 / Relay location: NE) [Input File: S808LR2R.J]
2008-8-07 yM 213 (42062 41968 - 9287 / Relay location: E) [Input File: S808LR2R.J]
2008-8-07 yM 214 (42015 42050 - 9275 / Relay location: E) [Input File: S808LR2R.J]
2008-8-07 yM 210 (41977 41665 - 9309 / Relay location: SW) [Input File: S808LR2R.J]
2008-8-07 yM 211 (42160 41870 - 9297 / Relay location: NW) [Input File: S808LR2R.J]
2008-8-19 yM 371 (42006 41915 - 9307 / Relay location: E) [Input File: S831YM-R.J]
m#/elev @top 2008-7-23 lR m3748 [Input File: S727lr5.j]
height @top 2008-7-23 lR 67 [Input File: S727lr5.j]
h-eye @top 2008-7-23 lR 150 [Input File: S727lr5.j]

Contact Association
type of contact: latest events 2008-7-27 lR f26 (layer) covers f40 (wall) [Input File: S727lr3.j]
2008-8-13 lR f84 (wall) abuts f40 (wall) [Input File: S813lr.J]
type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2008-8-05 sE q143 (pottery, bones) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S805yM.j]
2008-8-06 sE q158 (pottery, bones) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S806yM.j]
2008-8-07 eE q171 (pottery) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S810yM.j]
2008-8-19 yM q223 (pottery, q-items) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-20 sE q225 (pottery, bones, q-items) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-21 sE q231 (pottery, bones, q-items) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-23 sE q237 (pottery, bones) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-24 sE q240 (pottery, bones) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S826yM.j]
2008-8-25 lC q244 (pottery, bones) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S826yM.j]
2008-8-26 sE q253 (pottery, q-items) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S826yM.j]
2008-8-19 yM q223.1 (blade) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-20 sE q225.1 (brick) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-20 sE q225.2 (seed) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-20 sE q225.3 (shell) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-21 sE q231.1 (debitage) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-21 sE q231.2 (debitage) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-21 sE q231.3 (sample) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-21 sE q231.4 (blade) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-21 sE q231.5 (bead) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-21 sE q231.6 (unknown) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-21 sE q231.7 (brick) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S822yM.j]
2008-8-26 sE q253.1 (brick) sits in f40 (wall) [Input File: S826yM.j]
type of contact: earliest events 2008-9-12 lR f40 (wall) covers f131 (accumulation A) [Input File: S912lr.j]

Time Sequencing

color 2008-8-09 lR light gray [Input File: S811lr6.j]
color number (Munsell) 2008-8-09 lR 10YR7/2 [Input File: S811lr6.j]
texture, surface finish 2008-8-09 lR clay [Input File: S811lr6.j]
notes on typology 2008-8-09 lR K93 bricks contain small inclusions of charcoal and fine orange colored clay [Input File: S811lr6.j]

Analogical Record
view/drawing of features

2008-7-28 / eE / [Input File:S802lC.j]

2008-7-23 / sE / [Input File:S803lr3.j]

2008-7-24 / yM / [Input File:S803lr3.j]

2008-7-30 / lR / [Input File:S811lC.j]

2008-7-30 / lR / [Input File:S811lC.j]

2008-8-04 / sE / [Input File:S812lC.j]

2008-8-06 / yM / [Input File:S812lC.j]

2008-8-06 / yM / [Input File:S812lC.j]

2008-8-06 / yM / [Input File:S812lC.j]

2008-8-07 / sE / [Input File:S812lC.j]

2008-8-07 / sE / [Input File:S812lC.j]

2008-8-07 / sE / [Input File:S812lC.j]

2008-8-07 / sE / [Input File:S812lC.j]

2008-8-08 / lC / [Input File:S812lC.j]

2008-8-14 / lC / [Input File:S820lC.j]

2008-8-14 / lC / [Input File:S820lC.j]

2008-8-14 / lC / [Input File:S824lC2.j]

2008-8-14 / lC / [Input File:S824lC2.j]

2008-8-14 / lC / [Input File:S824lC2.j]

2008-8-19 / sE / [Input File:S828lC.j]

2008-8-19 / sE / [Input File:S828lC.j]

2008-8-19 / sE / [Input File:S828lC.j]

2008-8-19 / sE / [Input File:S828lC.j]

2008-8-19 / sE / [Input File:S828lC.j]

2008-8-19 / sE / [Input File:S828lC.j]

2008-8-19 / sE / [Input File:S828lC.j]

2008-8-21 / sE / [Input File:S901lC2.j]

2008-8-21 / sE / [Input File:S901lC2.j]

2008-8-21 / sE / [Input File:S901lC2.j]

2008-8-21 / sE / [Input File:S901lC2.j]

2008-8-23 / lC / [Input File:S901lC2.j]

2008-8-23 / lC / [Input File:S901lC2.j]

2008-8-23 / lC / [Input File:S901lC2.j]

2008-8-23 / lC / [Input File:S901lC2.j]

2008-8-26 / lC / [Input File:S903yM.J]

2008-8-26 / lC / [Input File:S903yM.J]

2008-8-26 / lC / [Input File:S903yM.J]

2008-8-26 / lC / [Input File:S909lC.j]