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Description 2005-8-2vS excavation unit [Input file: P807VS.J / P807VS.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2005-8-3cVP Here we have reached one and a half meters of depth, that we think would be enought to provide a good lateral view of that side of the Wall. That is why we stop going down here, and we will begin to excavate the artificial security baulks. [Input file: P802CVP.J / P802CVP.-J]
2005-8-3cVP we excavate the E and N security baulks, and a small triangle of earth left in the SE corner of the trench, levelling all the surface of the square. We finish the excavation here for the moment, not having reached the bottom of f143. [Input file: P802CVP.J / P802CVP.-J]
2005-8-18cVP We begin to dig the first step, trying to avoid the removal of the Elevator as much as possible. [Input file: P817CVP.J / P817CVP.-J]
2005-8-20cVP We have been digging the first step but, due to the difficulty to throw the dirt of the other squares in the Elevator at the same time as excavating here, we moved the team temporarily to k12. [Input file: P817CVP.J / P817CVP.-J]
2006-8-29mS Began to go down in the first step. After the strategy meeting this am, we will only step down in this area. Finished the interface, f203 and originally assigned f172 to the next feature, the brown multilayers, but it is really f181. [Input file: Q824MS.J / Q824MS.-J]
2006-8-30mS continued excavating step, and seem to be coming down towards the end of f181 and are starting to uncover large stones possibly in line with the stones to the east from last season. Finding very distinctive Nuzi pottery in this layer. [Input file: Q824MS.J / Q824MS.-J]
2006-8-31mS Continue going down and are about 40cm above the next step of 8800. We are in f181 here and are watching for the transition to f184 which has a top elevation of about 8815. [Input file: Q824MS.J / Q824MS.-J]
2006-9-2mS Have declared new feature, f219 which seems to be the same as f184 above it. There is a layer of brown with charcoal or carbon inclusions and white inclusions. From last season we believe this may be the Mitanni to 3rd Millenium transition so we are going more slowly here. We uncovered the skull of a wolf, i38. There are few objects, however. We follow this layer as far as it goes and photograph it tomorrow. [Input file: Q902MS.J / Q902MS.-J]
2006-9-3mS we cleaned the layer, f219, and have ceased excavation here at the moment to move all workmen to the immediate view strategy. This layer is consistent with f184, some patches of ash or charcoal and carbon with streaks of white vegetal matter. Probably not the transition from Mitanni to 3rd Mil because we have Mitanni sherds at lower levels. [Input file: Q902MS.J / Q902MS.-J]
2006-9-4mS in discussion with lC about f219. It is not really a full accumulation layer, but merely a lens with charcoal and carbon areas. It seems to be a lens inside f184 which is the larger accumulation of brown soil with carbon inclusions. Per a conversation with jO, this lens may be an area where something was burned rather than just an accumulation. [Input file: Q902MS.J / Q902MS.-J]
2006-9-21mS started excavating a staircase here today to enable visitors to descend more easily down to the plaza level. It is in the northern portion of the locus and runs west to east and down two meters, from 9000 to 8800. This shoul be finished tomorrow. [Input file: Q916MS.J / Q916MS.-J]
Procedure 2005-8-2cVP As we open the new squares with the new orientation, the space remaining on this locus would not be rectangular. So the four markers laid by bWP would reflect in the plot as a trapezoid. Then a big part of their surface would coincide with part of the space of the old squares excavated in 2003. [Input file: P802CVP.J / P802CVP.-J]

Volumetric localization
Relays 2006-8-29mL 448 (40390 46497 - 9003 / Relay location: center) [Input file: Q902MS-R.J / Q902MS-R.-J]
2006-8-30lC 452 (40593 46635 - 8902 / Relay location: SW corner) [Input file: Q902MS-R.J / Q902MS-R.-J]
2006-8-30mL 450 (40572 46419 - 8956 / Relay location: SW corner) [Input file: Q902MS-R.J / Q902MS-R.-J]
2006-8-31lH 469 (42093 47013 - 9034 / Relay location: North) [Input file: Q903MS-R.J / Q903MS-R.-J]
2006-8-31lH 470 (40815 46317 - 9010 / Relay location: Center) [Input file: Q903MS-R.J / Q903MS-R.-J]
2006-10-3mS 642 (41024 46638 - 8950 / Relay location: s k97.1) [Input file: QX03MS-R.J / QX03MS-R.-J]
2006-10-3mS 643 (40997 46769 - 8934 / Relay location: s k97.2) [Input file: QX03MS-R.J / QX03MS-R.-J]
2006-10-3mS 644 (40776 46543 - 8942 / Relay location: s k97.3) [Input file: QX03MS-R.J / QX03MS-R.-J]
Space definition 2005-8-2vS m3944 [Input file: P807VS.J / P807VS.-J]
Size of sides 2005-8-2vS 400 cms North, 400 cms East [Input file: P807VS.J / P807VS.-J]

Analogical record
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Drawing of view

Reference to Plot 2007-7-27mS p0010 [Input file: R727MS1.J / R727MS1.-J]
2007-7-27mS p0012 [Input file: R727MS1.J / R727MS1.-J]
2007-7-27mS p0018 [Input file: R727MS1.J / R727MS1.-J]
2007-7-27mS p0054 [Input file: R727MS1.J / R727MS1.-J]