Unit Book J2


Processed on 2024-05-31


Roster Date Author Record
Best image 2014-10-24 cJC [Input: YX24CJC.j]



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Description (summary) 2008-03-07 pC k23 in season 2005 was excavated only a 2,5x4 meters area. It was created in order to create east facing stepped section, to allow a better visibility for the wall f128 and for safety reasons. markers are m3613, m3600 [Input: S206PC.j]



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Daily notes about recovery of elements 2005-08-17 mH We continued going down in the unit (q508). q508 contained one modern artifact, thus it is contaminated. [Input: P817MH.j]
2005-08-18 mH We continued going down in the 2.6 m x 4 m area (q522). [Input: P820MH.j]
2005-08-20 mH We had reached the 92 m elevation in the area we were excavating. Thus we moved our string 1 w to the east and continued there (f199 q533). [Input: P820MH.j]
2005-08-20 vVE Yesterday (P819) we had reached the elevation of 92 m for the first ledge of the stepped section. Now we continued excavating in a smaller area to reach the next ledge at an elevation of 90 m. [Input: P820VVE1.j]
2005-08-23 sC We continued to dig in k23 f203. With today excavation a line of three limestones (belonging to f128) have been exposed. The soil is characterized by compact and hard surfaces alternated to soft ones: this is the same type of accumulation we have excavated in in k14 and k15 at this elevation. [Input: P823SC.j]
2005-08-24 aL we excavated in order to arrive at absolute elevation of 90, at the end of the day we are at an absolute elevation of 90.70 (f203 q577). [Input: P824AL.j]
2005-08-24 sC We continued to dig f203 in k23. I have the sensation that the work does not proceed very fast in this square. One reason is that the workmen are a bit uncertain and even if I told them to dig with the big pick they prefer to dig with the little pick. Another reason is that the soil is characterized by a compact and hard surfaces (the same we had in k14, f162) and therefore is very difficult to remove. Another lines of limestones (belonging to f128) have been exposed. They seems to be more regular in their allignment and in better condition of preservation respect to the ones that are exposed in k3-k2. [Input: P824SC.j]
2005-08-25 sC We continued to dig f203 in k23; as usual the work is a bit slow in this square. The soil is still characterized by a compact and hard surfaces (the same we had at this elevation in all the square), difficult to remove; f203 is not rich in pottery; only one qlot have been collected (qlot593; starting elevation m4167 +12 -162). [Input: P825SC.j]
2005-08-27 mH Approximately 1 m west and 1 m north of r744 we had an extremely hard surface (f242), which differed from the rest of the excavation area by being very homogenous in nature and lacking pebbles and pottery sherds clearly visible the in the rest of unit (f241). These are shown in v106. Ahmed Muhammed, who returned to the locus after having helped with the geophysical survey, suggested that these were the remains of bricks. He also saw two courses of bricks on the western wall of the excavated area. I could see what he suggested were lines marking the possible upper and lower faces of bricks, but I am still not convinced that we indeed had bricks. If we did, they were very ephemeral. I decided to remove f242 (q618). After only a couple of centimeters, the layer dissappeared and the whole excavation area was now f241, which we then excavated further (q621). Under f241 we located another hard surface with plenty of pottery sherds and pebbles. We labeled this f249. [Input: P827MH.j]
2005-08-28 mH We started excavating it (q636) during the excavation which we found a pit approximately 50 cm in diameter close to the southern end of the excavation area (v111 and v111a). The pit is feature f254 and its fill is f255. We then excavated the pit fill (f255 q644) and found a what seemed to be a Nuzi cup at the bottom (v113 and v113a). At the end of the day the bottom elevation of the area varies between 90.15 m closest to the north and 90.08 in the south. [Input: P828MH.j]
2005-08-29 mH The day before we had nearly reached the target elevation of 90 m in this unit. The deepest part of the excavation area was the bottom of pit f254, which was 89.97 m. We told the pickman to level everything with the bottom of the pit and then finish. We thus dug only one q-lot (q657) in this unit after which me moved the men to work in k4. [Input: P830MH.j]
Strategy (projected or implemented) 2005-08-17 mH The goal here is to go down first to the 92 m elevation, then move 1 m to the east and start going down to the 90 m level. At the end of the day we ended approximately at the elevation of 92.38, thus we have approximately 38 cm to go, which we should be able to accoplish tomorrow. [Input: P817MH.j]
2005-08-20 mH The goal is to reach the 90 m elevation, make a ledge between 92 m and 90 m, move 1 m to the east and go down to the 88 m level. [Input: P820MH.j]

Volumetric Localization

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Elements within locus 2007-07-18 pC a8 (pit-a) [Input: S206PC2.j]
2005-08-16 mH f184 (topsoil) [Input: P912MH.j]
2005-08-16 vVE f187 (accumulation D) [Input: P912MH.j]
0000-00-00 vVE f201 (accumulation D), f203 (lens type d) [Input: P913MH.j]
2005-08-23 aL f241 (accumulation A), f242 (floor, type d) [Input: P913MH.j]
2005-08-27 aL f249 (floorsurface in general) [Input: P913MH.j]
2005-08-27 mH f254 (pit) [Input: P913MH.j]
2005-08-27 aL f255 (fill) [Input: P913MH.j]
2005-08-16 mH q499 (pottery) [Input: P909MH.j]
2005-08-16 vVE q503 (bones, pottery) [Input: P909MH.j]
2005-08-16 sC q508 (bones, items, pottery) [Input: P909MH.j]
2005-08-18 vVE q522 (bones, pottery) [Input: P909MH.j]
2005-08-20 vVE q533 (bones, pottery), q542 (pottery) [Input: P908MH2.j]
2005-08-22 vVE q550 (bones, pottery) [Input: P908MH2.j]
2005-08-23 sC q563 (pottery) [Input: V910CJC.j]
2005-08-24 sC q577 (pottery) [Input: V910CJC.j]
2005-08-27 aL q618 (bones, pottery), q621 [Input: X925CJC.j]
2005-08-27 mH q631 (pottery) [Input: P908MH2.j]
2005-08-28 aL q636 (pottery) [Input: P908MH2.j]
2005-08-28 aA q644 (bones, pottery), q647 (pottery), q657 (items, pottery) [Input: P908MH2.j]
2005-09-06 mH q817 (pottery), q822 (items, pottery) [Input: P910MH3.j]
Extension of locus or q-lot 2005-08-16 mH m3968 [Input: P913MH3.j]
Length of two sides 2005-08-16 mH 400s [Input: P913MH3.j]
2005-08-16 mH 400w [Input: P913MH3.j]


Analogical Record

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View/drawing of locus

2004-08-25 sC [Input: S204PC2.j]

2004-08-25 sC [Input: S204PC2.j]

2004-08-25 sC [Input: S204PC2.j]

2009-02-22 aL [Input: S204PC2.j]

2009-02-22 aL [Input: S204PC2.j]

2009-02-22 pC [Input: S204PC2.j]

2009-02-22 pC [Input: S204PC2.j]

2009-03-30 pC [Input: T330PC.j]

2009-03-30 pC [Input: T330PC.j]

2009-03-30 pC [Input: T330PC.j]

2009-03-30 pC [Input: T330PC.j]