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Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2005-8-11cVP 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 file: P810CVP.J / P810CVP.-J]
2005-8-13cVP We found the end of f38. The earth changed and was brown and softer. [Input file: P810CVP.J / P810CVP.-J]
2005-8-14cVP 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 file: P810CVP.J / P810CVP.-J]
2005-8-15cVP 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 file: P810CVP.J / P810CVP.-J]
2005-8-16cVP 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 (J01 v80), relay it, and remove it. [Input file: P810CVP.J / P810CVP.-J]
2005-8-17cVP First thing in the morning we took photographs of the actual state of k107, after lifting the animal bones (J01 v81, J01 v81a, J01 v81b, J01 v81c, J01 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 J01 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 J01s k31). 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 (J01 v83, J01 v83a, J01 v83b, J01 v83c, J01 v84, J01 v84a). See J01s k31. 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 file: P817CVP.J / P817CVP.-J]
2005-8-18cVP Photo of the situation at the end of the excavation (J01 v85, J01 v85a, J01 v85b, J01 v85c). See sketch J01s k33. [Input file: P817CVP.J / P817CVP.-J]
2005-8-25cVP 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 file: P817CVP.J / P817CVP.-J]

Volumetric localization
Relays 2005-8-11vS 216 (41584 46852 - 8934 / Relay location: NE corner) [Input file: P813CVPR.J / P813CVPR.-J]
2005-8-11vS 217 (41551 46844 - 8934 / Relay location: SE corner) [Input file: P813CVPR.J / P813CVPR.-J]
2005-8-11vS 218 (41570 46535 - 8934 / Relay location: SW corner) [Input file: P813CVPR.J / P813CVPR.-J]
2005-8-11vS 219 (41746 46585 - 8934 / Relay location: NW corner) [Input file: P813CVPR.J / P813CVPR.-J]

Analogical record
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