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Category 2009-8-9!! surface
Definition 2009-8-9cJC floor A
Summary 2009-9-9cJC 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.
Best image 2009-9-9 cJC

Alternative definitions 2009-8-9cJC 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.

Description 2009-8-9cJC 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
Strategy 2009-8-9cJC 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.
Argument 2009-8-19cJC 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.

Volumetric localization
Locus 2009-8-9cJC k4
Relays 2009-8-9cJC 1099 (39011 50718 - 8714 / Relay location: Center point of SW small patch f370)
2009-8-9cJC 1100 (39048 50695 - 8712 / Relay location: center point middle patch f370)
2009-8-9cJC 1101 (39083 50674 - 8719 / Relay location: NW patch of plaster f370)
Elevation 2009-8-9cJC 8719 @top

Contact association
Type of contact: Latest events 2009-8-29cJC f367 (lense A) covers f370
Type of contact: Earliest events 2009-8-29cJC f370 overlays f368 (floor)
Inclusions 06-09-2016 !! frequencies of ceramic vessels and sherds included within feature
F99.NContact 2009-8-29cJC 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.
Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2011-11-11cJC s620J2B
Phase to which stratum belongs 2011-11-11cJC h3sJ2B
Stratigraphic reasons 2009-9-16cJC Sits inside EDIII features identified by ceramics and stratigraphy
Other reasons 2011-11-21cJC Floor just after the rebuilding, Associated with f367, f368.

Ware/Material 2009-8-9cJC ~plaster
Color definition 2009-8-9cJC white
Hardness 2009-8-9cJC soft
Texture 2009-8-9cJC crumb

Analogical record
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Storage 2009-8-9cJC Not removed