File: /MZ/A/J01/D/F/0188.HTM
Processed on 08-26-2016
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Label is included in another 2009-9-13lC ^curt2 [Input file: T913LC.J / T913LC.-J]
Category 2005-9-3!! installations [Input file: P903MS.J / P903MS.-J]
Definition 2005-9-3mS wall [Input file: P903MS.J / P903MS.-J]
Summary 2007-7-26mS wall in k110 [Input file: R726CC.J / R726CC.-J]
Best image 2006-10-5 mS

2006-10-7 mS


Description 2005-8-31mS two large stones on the northern edge of k110. We have called this a feature because there is the possibility they may be linked to the line of stones running east-west in k23 and along the northern edge of k106, although this is unclear at the moment. [Input file: P828MS1.J / P828MS1.-J]
2005-9-1mS May be part of a screen wall but have no real evidence of that at this time. Rests on f190 which contains Mitanni sherds. [Input file: P901MS.J / P901MS.-J]
2005-9-3mS this had previously been described as a stone or stones but may be a wall. The top layer are fairly large stones which don't make sense architecturally. The courses continue further down and the larger stones may just be a later placement of stones to keep the boundary of the wall. The higher stones definitely sit on Mitanni accumulation but uncertain of original building phase. [Input file: P903MS.J / P903MS.-J]
2005-9-4mS we found the bottom of this wall both on the north and south sides. On the south, the accumulation f184 runs under it. mKB analyzed the sherds from the accumulation that runs up to the wall and found some Mitanni sherds. This accumulation runs up to and under the wall so the wall may be 2nd mil. The accumulation on the other side is very different and we have presumed it to be 3rd mil, but have no sherds or other diagnostic items to prove this conclusively. The material on the north side is very different, f192, a dense brown with lots of inclusions. The stones of the original wall have red material used as packing between the stones. This may be the same material used between the stones in the larger wall, f72. [Input file: P904MS.J / P904MS.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Argument 2005-9-4mS it is very apparent that the accumulations on the north and south sides of the wall, f188 are very different. The south is soft, brown accumulation at the base of the wall, and to the north is hard, dense bricky material. The southern part is similar to the accumulation found throughout the area and the sections show this. The accumulations found north of the wall are specific to this area and may represent a specific purpose for the wall. There is no evidence of a street or any other living or working area. The reason for keeping up the wall is unclear and it's original reason is unclear. We do believe there was an original building, possibly 3rd millenium, and a later maintenance of the wall when larger stones were added along the same lines. These larger stones sit on definitely 2nd millennium accumulation, f190. [Input file: P904MS.J / P904MS.-J]
C99.NRecovery 2005-9-5vS Today we have taken away the little Mitanni wall in front of the retaining wall of the terrace, cleaning the eastern and the western section of the old k103 we were able to do some hypothesis about the relationship between the two walls and the nature of the accumulation between them. In the western section in particular (under f167) and down the bottom of f188 we can actually see a series of ashy layers and bricky reddish ones ( f195, III mill), mixed with pieces of bakaia, sloping toward south in line with the same slope of the sandy layers ( f151) in the east section of k106. When f195, on wich f188 sits, approaches the bottom of the wall it mixes with the soft brown rich in charcoals similar to f184 in k106: it is curious how the end of f195 seems to mark a boundary of two different accumulations and on this boundary the Mitanni made the little wall in front of the big one. This situation seem to have parallels in J2 where the little Mitanni wall is farest from the big wall that in J1 but it has been constructed equally where the series of ashy layers and bricky reddish ones ends. [Input file: P905VS.J / P905VS.-J]

Volumetric localization
Locus 2005-8-31vS k110 [Input file: P907MS1.J / P907MS1.-J]
Relays 2005-8-31pC 329 (41102 47379 - 8881 / Relay location: 1) [Input file: P831MS-R.J / P831MS-R.-J]
2005-8-31pC 330 (41089 47415 - 8881 / Relay location: 2) [Input file: P831MS-R.J / P831MS-R.-J]
2005-8-31pC 331 (41039 47372 - 8878 / Relay location: 3) [Input file: P831MS-R.J / P831MS-R.-J]
2005-8-31pC 332 (41063 47343 - 8878 / Relay location: 4) [Input file: P831MS-R.J / P831MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 352 (40982 47473 - 8852 / Relay location: 1) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 353 (40966 47470 - 8852 / Relay location: 2) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 354 (40978 47423 - 8852 / Relay location: 3) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 355 (40993 47382 - 8839 / Relay location: 4) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 356 (41004 47362 - 8839 / Relay location: 5) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 357 (41031 47357 - 8883 / Relay location: 6) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 358 (41033 47328 - 8883 / Relay location: 7) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 359 (41037 47302 - 8863 / Relay location: 8) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 360 (41063 47252 - 8863 / Relay location: 9) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 361 (41095 47269 - 8863 / Relay location: 10) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 362 (41085 47317 - 8863 / Relay location: 11) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 363 (41058 47377 - 8883 / Relay location: 12) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 364 (41019 47383 - 8839 / Relay location: 13) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
2005-9-3vS 365 (41005 47438 - 8852 / Relay location: 14) [Input file: P903MS-R.J / P903MS-R.-J]
Elevation 2005-8-31vS 8878 @top [Input file: P907MS1.J / P907MS1.-J]

Contact association
Type of contact: Contemporary events/Movable items 2009-7-22aGA i67 (stone) sits in f188 [Input file: T901LC2.J / T901LC2.-J]
Type of contact: Latest events 2005-9-3mS f190 (accumulation D) abuts f188 [Input file: P903MS.J / P903MS.-J]
Type of contact: Earliest events 2006-10-7mS f188 overlays f184 (accumulation D) [Input file: QX06MS1.J / QX06MS1.-J]
2006-10-7mS f188 overlays f190 (accumulation D) [Input file: QX06MS1.J / QX06MS1.-J]
2006-10-7mS f188 rests on f189 (fi) [Input file: QX06MS1.J / QX06MS1.-J]
2005-9-1mS f188 rests on f190 (accumulation D) [Input file: P901MS.J / P901MS.-J]
2005-9-4mS f188 abuts f184 (accumulation D) [Input file: P904MS.J / P904MS.-J]
2005-9-4mS f188 abuts f192 (accumulation D) [Input file: P904MS.J / P904MS.-J]
2005-9-4mS f188 abuts f193 (lense A) [Input file: P904MS.J / P904MS.-J]
Inclusions 08-26-2016 !! frequencies of ceramic vessels and sherds included within feature

Spatial aggregation
Aggregate 2009-3-6!! a7 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]

Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2011-2-10lC s176J1A [Input file: V211LC.J / V211LC.-J]
Phase to which stratum belongs 2011-2-10lC h7fJ1A [Input file: V211LC.J / V211LC.-J]
Stratigraphic reasons 2006-10-7mS with f168 forms a7, an east west running screen wall dated to Mitanni since Mitanni accumulations definitely run below the wall. Considered a main part of the Mitanni buildup at this point. [Input file: QX06MS1.J / QX06MS1.-J]
2011-2-11lC Curtain wall at the base of revetment wall, right next to one step of first escarpment, linked to ^ac c1. [Input file: V212LC.J / V212LC.-J]

Analogical record
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Reference to Plot 2007-7-27mS p0025 [Input file: R727MS1.J / R727MS1.-J]
2007-7-27mS p0026 [Input file: R727MS1.J / R727MS1.-J]