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Label is included in another 2010-12-3cJC ^use1
Category 2005-8-14!! build-up
Definition 2005-8-14mH accumulation B
Summary 2007-7-13pC f171 is clearly a use area, while plenty of tannur pieces, bone, gypsum pieces and ash was found. About 15-20 down the soil turns more compact and contains even more ash and charcoal. it is the same as f174 (and f183)
Best image 2007-7-13 pC


Description 2005-8-14mH gypsum, charcoal

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Argument 2005-8-16mH After the excavations were stoped in k13 temporarily I had a look at the southern section of the unit, where soil color and texture changes were clearly visible. In the section we can see a gray deposit, which is clearly natural. This we had labeled f140. Underneath that is a browner layer with a crumbly texture. At the time of excavation we labeled this as f171. At first this feature contained plenty of tannur pieces, bone, gypsum pieces and ash. About 15-20 down the soil turns more compact and contains even more ash and charcoal. While excavating these changes were not as pronounced thus we kept the same feature number through this change. The tannur pieces, bone, ash and charcoal all indicate, however, that this feature as a whole was a use area.

Volumetric localization
Locus 2005-8-14mH k13
Elevation 2005-8-14mH 8865 @bottom
2005-8-14mH 8898 @top

Contact association
Type of contact: Latest events 2005-8-3mH f140 (accumulation D) covers f171
2005-8-3mH f176 (accumulation D) overlays f171
Type of contact: Contemporary events/Movable items 2005-8-15sC i9 (doorsocket) sits in f171
2005-8-14mH q455 sits in f171
2005-8-14sC q461 sits in f171
2005-8-14sC q462 sits in f171
2005-8-15vVE q480 sits in f171
2005-8-15sC q487 sits in f171
2005-8-15sC q491 sits in f171
Type of contact: Latest events 2005-8-3mH f174 (accumulation B) abuts f171
Type of contact: Earliest events 2005-8-3mH f171 covers f183 (accumulation B)
2005-8-3mH f171 abuts f127 (wall)
2005-8-3mH f171 abuts f128 (wall)
Inclusions 06-09-2016 !! frequencies of ceramic vessels and sherds included within feature

Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2011-11-11cJC s176J2B
Phase to which stratum belongs 2011-11-11cJC h7fJ2B
Stratigraphic reasons 2008-3-5pC use area equal to f174, f150
Typological reasons 2005-9-14mH Mixed pottery
Other reasons 2005-9-14mH Same in elevation as f150 in k4. Also same as f174 in k104.
2011-5-16cJC Equal to f150
2011-11-21cJC Includes mixed EDIII and Mittani sherds. Uppermost levels of EDIII accumulation before covered with Mittani debris. It is unclear which Mittani stratum this feature belongs to. It is at roughly the equivalent elevation as the post-brickfall use (similar to f174), but it would have already been high in the EDIII period, meaning that if it is part of post-brickfall use, there is no build-up during the pre-brickfall Mittani or during the brickfall phase. It may be that this area close to the revetment wall was kept clean and protected from build-up by the construction of the Mittani curtain wall ( f288).
I99.NTime 2005-9-12mKB this feature is stratigraphically equal to f174 in the column. Ceramics in it include 1 disk base and 1 small footed base both probably Mitani,1 double rim necked jar from the Khabur period. Earlier ceramics date from Phase h1-J h1JPA and include an S ware bowl rim and slightly convex base, a string cut base with bitumen inside that is thick and probably contained bitumen being applied elsewhere as opposed to a bitumen coating on this cup itself. This feature is mixed containing both late material (Phase h6-J h6J < and posible 5) and Phase h1-J h1J <, so the feature is transitional in the sense that it is the interface between these phases but not transitional in the sense of a gradual change through time from one phase to the next.

Texture 2005-8-14mH fine

Analogical record
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Storage 2005-8-14mH P816