Unit Book J1


Processed on 2023-12-09


Roster Date Author Record
Best image 2010-08-07 lC [Input: U807LC1.j]



Roster Date Author Record
Daily notes about recovery of elements 2005-08-11 cVP Today we begin to designate that way the trapezoid area left in the outer face of the wall, with the same feature number than before, f38, that was before a space pertaining to three locus, k22, 23, 101. [Input: P810CVP.j]
2005-08-13 cvp We found the end of f38. The earth changed and was brown and softer. [Input: P810CVP.j]
2005-08-14 cvp Still digging the same feature, f156, brown and soft. The sudden appearance of ashy layers made us consider the possibility of changing the feature, but, as we discovered after a more careful small-pick dig, we are still in the same feature, brown and soft. The ash was just some fine lenses, clearly visible in the S section. What was really another feature was a reddish brown bricky earth, more compact, found abutting the wall more or less at the same level of the ashy lenses. We are following its shape, not touching it until we finish f156, which is covering it and all around it. [Input: P810CVP.j]
2005-08-15 cvp We are carefully digging here feature f156, the brown soft layer, with ashy patches. It is found covering the red bricky one (f158) that is abutting the wall, and that seems to be somehow slopping down south. That same feature is found in the area of the old k9 when we removed the floating stones and the dirt under them. Tomorrow, after clearing completely the soft brown we will photograph and relay f158. Both soils are quite moist, just drying when the sun touch them. Apart from the color and hardness, another way to differentiate them is that f156 has small black dots (ash), while f158 have small white dots (calcium). jO said that f158 is not man-made, is just a natural accumulation that, for being near the wall, protected from the weather and catch between the rest of the earth and the stones, gets more compacted. [Input: P810CVP.j]
2005-08-16 cvp We are yet excavating the soft brown earth, f156, in a space very small, surrounded by the f158 reddish accumulation. In this kind of hole we have found some animal bones, a big sized animal, possibly a cow, but just the mandible and part of a leg. We make photo (v80), relay it, and remove it. [Input: P810CVP.j]
2005-08-17 cvp First thing in the morning we took photographs of the actual state of k107, after lifting the animal bones (v81, v81a, v81b, v81c, v81d). Removing the rest of the brown soil f156, at the level of the bottom of MZ16 excavation, we found some big flat stones (f164) running under f156 and f158 (see photo v82). We dig half of the sloping accumulation f158 from E to W, just to know how it works in relation with the wall, and left that area to dig elsewhere. Just before the flat boulder under it, there is a line of sherds laying flat (See sketch J01sk31). We also found a small piece of sealing. Until now that is the oldest strata found in our unit. We also remove two of the stones of the "buttress-collapse" as they were also in danger of falling down. To do that we give the collapse feature number f165, and consider the two stones components of it. The one in the E is c1 and the one in the W c2. We make photos (v83, v83a, v83b, v83c, v84, v84a). See J01sk31. The earth under the stones in the collapse is given f166. Another of the flat boulders that run along the wall appears also here. fAB and gB point that this maybe could indicate some relation of the "buttress" with that line of flat stones. Even if there is almost a meter of earth between both. [Input: P817CVP.j]
2005-08-18 cvp Photo of the situation at the end of the excavation (v85, v85a, v85b, v85c). See sketch J01sk33. [Input: P817CVP.j]
2005-08-25 cvp After some consideration about the nature of the stones flanking the Terrace Wall, we decide to separate the western stones, called initially f164, as they are at a lower elevation than the ones mostly in k9 and k10, that are at a higher elevation. We label that higher row as f180, and consider all the assemblage as an aggregate, a6. [Input: P817CVP.j]

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Elements within locus 2005-08-25 cvp a6 (be) [Input: P826CVP1.j]
2005-08-09 jE f156 (accumulation D) [Input: P907MS1.j]
2005-08-14 jE f158 (accumulation D) [Input: P907MS1.j]
2005-08-17 vS f164 (installation) [Input: P907MS1.j]
2005-08-25 vS f180 (bench) [Input: P907MS1.j]
2009-07-20 aGA f302 (topsoil) [Input: T725LC.j]
2005-08-16 vS i17 (bone) [Input: P816JE1.j]
2005-08-17 pc i18 (seal impression) [Input: QX01MS.j]
2005-08-13 pC q365 (bones, pottery) [Input: P814JE3.j]
2005-08-13 vS q368 (bones, pottery) [Input: P814JE3.j]
2005-08-14 jE q374 (bones, pottery) [Input: P814JE3.j]
2005-08-14 pC q379 (bones, pottery) [Input: P814JE3.j]
2005-08-15 pC q388 (bones, pottery) [Input: P815JE.j]
2005-08-16 vS q395 (bones, pottery) [Input: P816JE2.j]
2005-08-17 vS q400 (pottery), q403 (pottery), q406 (pottery) [Input: P821CVP.j]
2009-07-20 mM q1211 (items, pottery) [Input: T722MM.j]
Relays (applicable to elements) 2005-08-11 vS r216 (41584 46852 - 8934 / Relay location: NE corner) [Input: P813CVPR.j]
2005-08-11 vS r217 (41551 46844 - 8934 / Relay location: SE corner) [Input: P813CVPR.j]
2005-08-11 vS r218 (41570 46535 - 8934 / Relay location: SW corner) [Input: P813CVPR.j]
2005-08-11 vS r219 (41746 46585 - 8934 / Relay location: NW corner) [Input: P813CVPR.j]


Analogical Record

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View/drawing of locus

2005-08-11 cVP [Input: P813JE.j]

2005-08-11 cVP [Input: P813JE.j]

2005-08-13 cVP [Input: P813JE.j]

2005-08-13 cVP [Input: P813JE.j]

2005-08-16 vS [Input: P821VS1.j]

2005-08-17 cVP [Input: P821VS1.j]

2005-08-17 cVP [Input: P821VS1.j]

2005-08-17 cVP [Input: P821VS1.j]

2005-08-17 cVP [Input: P821VS1.j]

2005-08-17 cVP [Input: P821VS1.j]

2005-08-17 vS [Input: P821VS1.j]

2005-08-18 cVP [Input: P821VS1.j]

2005-08-18 cVP [Input: P821VS1.j]

2005-08-18 cVP [Input: P821VS1.j]

2005-08-18 cVP [Input: P821VS1.j]

2006-10-08 mS [Input: R731MS.j]

2006-10-08 mS [Input: R731MS.j]