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Label is included in another 2009-9-14cJC ^pv1
Category 2009-8-17!! surface
Definition 2009-8-17cJC pavement C
Summary 2009-9-9cJC Sherd and bone pavement in front of the lower staircase f380
Best image 2009-9-9 cJC


Description 2009-8-17cJC Sherd, bone and small pebble floor. This floor is primarily composed of very small (about 2-4cm) sherds and bones. The bones break apart very easily and are difficult to excavated. The sherds are almost uniformly tiny. The floor was very colorful with many green sherds and many light colored sherds and some red sherds. Combined with the bones the sherds stood out very well from the background of the brown soil that the forms the main underlying layer of the floor. The sherds are very firmly embedded and the surface is very hard when picked.

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2009-8-17cJC Today we exposed this pavement in the afternoon, photographed and relayed it and began removing it.
Argument 2009-8-17cJC mKB says the size of the sherds is indicative of a well-used walking surface, normally a street. This may indicate a heavy use of the area immediately in front of the staircase f380.
Procedure 2009-8-17cJC When removing this feature we scooped the dirt into zambils with either our hands or with the dustpan so we could be sure to collect the most sherds rather than with the shovel.

Volumetric localization
Locus 2009-8-17cJC k100
Elevation 2009-8-17cJC 8560 @bottom
2009-8-17cJC 8574 @top

Contact association
Type of contact: Latest events 2009-8-22cJC f292 (pavement C) overlays f386
2009-8-30cJC f382 (cut) cuts f386
Type of contact: Contemporary events/Movable items 2009-8-17cJC q896 sits in f386
2009-8-18cJC q897 sits in f386
Type of contact: Earliest events 2009-8-30cJC f386 covers f387 (accumulation)
2009-8-17cJC f386 abuts f380 (staircase)
Inclusions 06-09-2016 !! frequencies of ceramic vessels and sherds included within feature

Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2011-11-11cJC s685J2B
Phase to which stratum belongs 2011-11-11cJC h3hJ2B
Stratigraphic reasons 2009-9-16cJC Dated to EDIIIA based on ceramics
Other reasons 2011-11-21cJC Late Ninevite V decorated body sherds

Ware/Material 2009-8-17cJC ~bone, sherds
Color definition 2009-8-17cJC brown
Hardness 2009-8-17cJC hard
Texture 2009-8-17cJC coarse
Notes on typology 2009-9-18mKB many tiny body sherds, some are early Ninevite V

Analogical record
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Storage 2009-8-17cJC T817