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Label includes another 2009-9-13lC f259 [Input file: T913LC.J / T913LC.-J]
Best image 2009-9-13 lC


Description 2009-9-13lC Stone wall running north to south bonded with wall f288, forming a big L shaped structure. The wall is built with irregular big sized stones, and smaller stones and pebbles to regularize its face. The lower courses are made of bigger stones, better set out in the ground. It is slightly inclined to the west. Probably it was a sort of coating-retaining wall linked with the accumulations coming from the west, likely brought from the massive water flowing running toward the lower level of the plaza. Probably this wall dates to the Late Chalcolithic and forms the western boundary for the Late Chalcolithic plaza. [Input file: T913LC.J / T913LC.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Argument 2010-8-28lC The wall is inclined to the west and it is impossible it was built freestanding. As shown by v425 any cut is visible in the accumulations found behind it. But it seems that a cut with a filling is visible more to the north (v). So probably the old accumulations to the west of the wall were removed by water erosion that brought new material against it. The erosion should be very strong from the west to damage the first escarpment, the LC structures. [Input file: U828LC.J / U828LC.-J]

Time sequencing
Other reasons 2012-10-15lC As for ^wal l2 the date is uncertain, first assigned to late Chalcolithic on the base of the few sherds found at the bottom of it, then has been suggested a Ninevite 5 date, on the basis of stratigraphic relationship with the nearby units. Following a conservative intepretation we assign it to phase 3f-JPD, waiting for new excavation for a final assignement. For a more detailed discussion see topic j01/texts/A2/topics/VZ30lc.htm">"LC or Ninevite structure?" [Input file: V928LC.J / V928LC.-J]