File: /MZ/A/J01/D/K/0118.HTM
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Description 2006-9-15mS we declared this locus today as a combination of k113 and k114 since we are moving k113 to the west and widening the corridor at this elevation, to 8800. We have also reached the end of the extremely hard, compact soil full of sherds and stones and have declared f233 which is below f229. This is browner and softer and has less inclusions. The lines are not straight however, and there is some mixing. We have excavated this same material last year and are driven by time constraints at this point. We are examining the accumulations, however, and they are clearly natural sedimentation and washes. [Input file: Q916MS.J / Q916MS.-J]
2006-9-15dC new locus,new shape of k113 + K114 [Input file: QX06LC1.J / QX06LC1.-J]
2006-9-15dC new locus,new shape of k113 + k114 [Input file: QX06LC1.J / QX06LC1.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2006-9-16mS had several pickmen working here to continue going down and also move the excavated area further to the west. f233 continues. [Input file: Q916MS.J / Q916MS.-J]
2006-9-22mS are at 8873 at the highest point and should be at 8800 here. Instead of evening out the locus at this point, we are drawing the next step at 250cm from the baulk of the first step and proceeding to excavate in the corridor. We will go down either to 8600, the next step or until we reach the pebble floor, f232, or as we are calling it, Khabur floor since there are Khabur sherds. [Input file: Q916MS.J / Q916MS.-J]
2006-9-23mS there is a small one by two meter square of this locus, f229 that we will bring to the 8800 level and end excavations. This is the hard, compact area full of sherds and stones so it will take some time. [Input file: Q916MS.J / Q916MS.-J]
2006-9-25mS finished removing what remains of this locus. It was f229, the hard compact material full of sherds and stones. [Input file: Q916MS.J / Q916MS.-J]
2006-9-28mS continued digging the stairs down to the plaza level. Remained in f233 and this has remained consistent. It's interesting because we are excavating just north of k117 and f232 yet there is nothing seen in section of this feature so far. We have declared f236 which is similar to f235 in k117, and in fact may be the same accumulation. Only 50cm separate them so we are considering them the same depositionally. We have also uncovered the head of a large animal, possibly a horse or camel, which we are currently excavating. It is currently unclear whether there is more of the skeleton than just the head. We have declared this i42. [Input file: Q928MS.J / Q928MS.-J]
2006-9-29mS we removed the large animal skull, i42, and ceased excavation. We will wait until we have reached the plaza in k117 to the north and then will finish. [Input file: Q926MS.J / Q926MS.-J]
2006-10-6mS we are finishing the staircase going down to the first step. We will then cut the baulk to the north and use the dirt as backfill in k117. [Input file: QX06MS.J / QX06MS.-J]

Volumetric localization
Relays 2006-9-15dC 537 (40783 47379 - 8898 / Relay location: point 1) [Input file: Q925MS-R.J / Q925MS-R.-J]
2006-9-15dC 538 (40248 47189 - 8898 / Relay location: point 2) [Input file: Q925MS-R.J / Q925MS-R.-J]
2006-9-15dC 539 (40438 46649 - 8898 / Relay location: point 3) [Input file: Q925MS-R.J / Q925MS-R.-J]
2006-9-15dC 540 (40766 46726 - 8898 / Relay location: point 4) [Input file: Q925MS-R.J / Q925MS-R.-J]
2006-9-15dC 541 (40671 47030 - 8898 / Relay location: point 5) [Input file: Q925MS-R.J / Q925MS-R.-J]
2006-10-10mL 649 (40510 46627 - 8896 / Relay location: point 2) [Input file: QX11MS-R.J / QX11MS-R.-J]
2006-10-10mL 650 (40411 46637 - 8981 / Relay location: point 3) [Input file: QX11MS-R.J / QX11MS-R.-J]
Space definition 2006-9-15dC r537 [Input file: QX06LC1.J / QX06LC1.-J]
2006-9-15dC r538 [Input file: QX06LC1.J / QX06LC1.-J]
2006-9-15dC r539 [Input file: QX06LC1.J / QX06LC1.-J]
2006-9-15dC r540 [Input file: QX06LC1.J / QX06LC1.-J]
2006-9-15dC r541 [Input file: QX06LC1.J / QX06LC1.-J]

Analogical record
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Reference to Plot 2007-7-27mS p0044 [Input file: R727MS1.J / R727MS1.-J]
2007-7-27mS p0048 [Input file: R727MS1.J / R727MS1.-J]
2007-7-27mS p0054 [Input file: R727MS1.J / R727MS1.-J]