Processed on 06-09-2016
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||Plaster 'floor' in k5. It is composed a few fragmentary pieces of plaster on a level surface that may have originally formed a floor but now it is heavily damaged and difficult to determine. It is composed of 3 main patches of plaster, which contain very fragmentary plaster pieces and no complete surface.
||At first we thought this feature was a plaster floor but it is not positive. It may instead be an eroded portion of something plastered that has washed down and been included in the features immediately in front of the apron ( f131). We hope to find the answer to this question by investigating the thin white/yellow layer seen in the west section of k5 to see if it is a plaster floor.
||Very damaged plaster floor. It is only visible in small patches which are very damaged and retain almost no surface. The feature is composed of small pieces of plaster, about 1-2 cm in size that are grouped together on the same plane giving the appearance of a floor.
Recovery/Assignment and the Record
||Because we cannot conclusively determine if this is a plaster floor based on the few remaining patches exposed in k4 we hope to examine closely the white/yellow thin line we see in the west section of k5 to see if it is a plaster floor which would allow us to more safely suggest that f370 is indeed a plaster floor.
||This feature may be the same as the thin plaster layer seen in the west section of k5 which we have labeled f375. f375 is much more defined and less patchy but it is plausible they were connected at one point. It seems unlikely that the floor was completely plastered unless it was heavily damaged because we found no remaining large pieces of plaster but only tiny whitish yellow inclusions.
||This feature is extremely fragmentary and consists of only three small patches. In some areas it appears to overlay f368, while in other areas it appears to be sitting in the erosion f367 with portions of f367 covering it. In the types of contact I have only described it as covered by f367 and overlaying f368 for ease of explanation but the situation is not very clear.