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Label includes another 2009-9-14cJC f20
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Description 2009-9-14cJC The second apron was built to mimic the first apron, after the first apron and the revetment wall had been covered. It is built up limestone blocks and displays a similarity to the first apron in style. It is dated to the Mittani based on Mittani deposits that run under it. The second apron is part of the Mittani reenvisioning of the sacral area after the first apron (^ap r1) and the staircase (^stai r2) was almost covered.

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Options 2012-5-14cJC Upon further discussion during the September/October 2011 study season we decided that the assignment of the second apron to the Mittani period is not certain. See discussion on left hand side under topics for futher details.
2012-10-16cJC After discussion regarding the date of the second apron again in the Fall 2012 study season we again are resolved that the apron belongs in the Mittani period, specifically to the period of rebuilding and construction across the temple terrace area dated to s148 s148J2B. See discussion under topics for full explanation of different options.

Time sequencing
Strata within phase 2012-10-16cJC s148J2B
Stratigraphic reasons 2009-9-14cJC The second apron is primarily dated based on the ceramics that go under it, recovered during the German excavations of the area. Additionally, the materials constituting the fill between the revetment wall and the second apron are also dating to the Mittani period.
Other reasons 2012-10-16cJC Mittani sherds go under the apron in J3 and J5.

Components 2009-9-14cJC Composed of 11 steps