File: /MZ/A/J02/D/F/0154.HTM
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Category 2005-8-7!! unknown
Definition 2005-8-7sC isolated stone
Best image 2007-7-13 pC


Description 2005-8-8sC f154 has been assigned to a large, flat stone resting on the Apron ( f131) in k3.

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Argument 2005-8-7mH gB and mKB suggested that the f154 could perhaps be an offering stone and perhaps f150 shows the use this area was put to while the stone ( f154) was used.

Volumetric localization
Locus 2005-8-7sC k3
Relays 2005-8-7sC 479 (39590 50662 - 9038 / Relay location: point)
2005-8-7sC 480 (39650 50689 - 9036 / Relay location: point)
2005-8-7sC 481 (39612 50805 - 9032 / Relay location: point)
2005-8-7sC 482 (39527 50789 - 9033 / Relay location: point)
2005-8-8sC 483 (39052 50359 - 9015 / Relay location: point)
Elevation 2005-8-7sC 9038 @top
2007-7-20sC 9313 @top

Contact association
Type of contact: Earliest events 2008-3-12pC f154 rests on f131 (apron)
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 2008-3-5pC This stone could be associated with f150 which is dated to the transitional period Khabur-Mittani: together with f174, f171 consist of a use area in front of apron, and therfore f154 is interpreted as an altar
Other reasons 2005-9-14mH Large, flat stone resting on apron f131.
2011-5-16cJC Use of the area with burning and ashy patches. Could be linked to the construction of the second apron when this area was again used for cultic purposes and the upper levels of the 1st staircase and apron were retouched and the second apron was constructed. At this point they possibly added this large flat stone for ritual purposes.
2011-11-21cJC Since this stone has not been removed the materials underneath it are unknown. After the brickfall it appears the area was reused with small patchy accumulations above the brickfall. These use areas and floors may be associated with the use of the this stone as an offering stone. See v76. There are several small patchy areas such as f142 which may be the period of use associated with the placement and use of this stone.

Ware/Material 2005-8-7sC lithic

Analogical record
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Reference to Plot 2009-3-30pC p0011
2009-3-30pC p0021
2009-3-30pC p0024
2009-3-30pC p0025

Storage 2005-8-7sC no