File: /MZ/A/J02/D/F/0166.HTM
Processed on 06-09-2016
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Category 2005-8-13!! build-up
Definition 2005-8-13aL accumulation D

Description 2005-8-13sC f166 is a natural accumulation in k101 that covers the whole area. The soil is medium soft with a soft and crumble texture. It is brownish in color.

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Procedure 2005-8-13sC We have been swifting most of the soil belonging to this feature in to collect all the pottery.

Volumetric localization
Locus 2005-8-13aL k101
Elevation 2005-8-13aL 8897 @bottom
2005-8-13aL 8919 @top

Contact association
Type of contact: Latest events 2005-8-3mH f165 (accumulation D) overlays f166
Type of contact: Contemporary events/Movable items 2005-8-13mH i7 (bead) sits in f166
2005-8-13sC q440 sits in f166
2005-8-13aL q440 sits in f166
2005-8-13sC q442 sits in f166
2005-8-13sC q442 sits in f166
2005-8-13sC q445 sits in f166
2005-8-13sC q445 sits in f166
2005-8-13sC q446 sits in f166
2005-8-13sC q446 sits in f166
2005-8-14sC q449 sits in f166
2005-8-14sC q454 sits in f166
Type of contact: Latest events 2005-8-3mH f172 (accumulation D) abuts f166
Type of contact: Earliest events 2005-8-3mH f166 covers f174 (accumulation B)
2005-8-3mH f166 abuts f128 (wall)
2005-8-3mH f166 abuts f164 (lense D)
Inclusions 06-09-2016 !! frequencies of ceramic vessels and sherds included within feature

Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2011-11-11cJC s148J2B
Phase to which stratum belongs 2011-11-11cJC h7mJ2B
Stratigraphic reasons 2005-9-14mH Above the use deposit f174, but itself a use deposit.
Typological reasons 2005-9-14mH Mitanni period pottery sherds.
Other reasons 2011-11-21cJC Mittani sherds (although mixed with some earlier sherds) indicate that this feature is one of the first Mittani deposits in the area in front of the revetment wall. May be mixed because EDIII accumulations were sloping and might be included in later features if the area was excavated in levels. Like f171 and f174 it is difficult to assign these features to an exact strata. They are at a higher elevation than some other Mittani deposits in J2, but they may actually be earlier due to the high elevations of the sloping EDIII layers underneath. It is likely that this feature belongs to sometime in the early Mittani, perhaps contemperaneous with the use after the brickfall.
I99.NTime 2005-9-12mKB this is part of a use area south of the temple terrace wall and next to the retaining wall of the apron: upper strata. Khabur or Mittani painted jar and dep bowl rims as wel as a deep bowl with ribing below the rim that is Mittani in date. Bases include wide disk bases and a small footed base. As usual there are earlier sherds mixed into the sherds of this feature including 1 Metallic ware jar rim and Fine Chaff and Simple ware conical cup rims. The feature dates to the Mittani period (but see discussion of these two periods in the text note P912).

Color definition 2010-8-8yM brown
Hardness 2010-8-8yM medium soft
Texture 2010-8-8yM crumbly

Analogical record
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