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category !! !! installation [Input File: !!]
definition (typological label) 2006-8-17 eDB installation [Input File: Qx06eI.j]
summary 2012-10-07 jW Burned area atop packed soil in k23 that sits in accumulation f138. [Input File: Wx07jW1.j]
best image !! !! p21 [Input File: !!]

description (summary) 2006-10-09 jW An installation near the surface of k23, sitting in a soil layer f138, and consisting of a ring of burned soil atop a larger circular mass of hard-packed soil. In and of itself, it is almost insignificant, however, it is one of a series of unusual features at this spot, a11, ranging in time from at least the Mittani period to the present. [Input File: Qx09jW.j]
best view 2008-3-07 jW v53 [Input File: S307jW1.j]

notes on recovery 2020-8-01 jW At one place in the NE corner of locus k23 there was a succession of at least three distinct special-use features, one atop the other. Starting from the top, near the surface was a hard-packed circle of soil with a burned spot in the middle, f136. Underneath was a circular layer of fist-sized stones in a matrix of mud, f142, at an elevation of about 50cm above the wahal surface, f152, of the Mittani rebuild of the temple mound. On the bottom was pit, a6, which was cut into the baqaya surface, f109, of the original BA temple mound built during the Early Dynastic perion. [Input File: ZE801jWjW.j]
2020-8-01 jW It was inappropriate to link these features as an a aggregate because they are not in the same stratum. Likewise, they are typologically different and cannot be linked as an assemblage. [Input File: ZE801jWjW.j]
2020-8-01 jW Although the congruence of these features is possibly a chance occurrence, that location could also have been ritually important. For example, all three elements are just to the east of some deteriorated mudbrick architecture, f215. Unfortunately, excavation ended before the extent and function of f215 could be determined. As such we can only say that the link among the three features to a continuing ritual is a distinct possibility. [Input File: ZE801jWjW.j]

Volumetric Localization
relays (applicable to elements) 2006-8-17 eDB 555 (41560 48933 - 9327 / Relay location: W corner) [Input File: Q824JW1R.J]
2006-8-17 eDB 556 (41540 48951 - 9325 / Relay location: S corner) [Input File: Q824JW1R.J]
2006-8-17 eDB 553 (41557 48983 - 9327 / Relay location: E corner) [Input File: Q824JW1R.J]
2006-8-17 eDB 554 (41582 48961 - 9329 / Relay location: N corner) [Input File: Q824JW1R.J]
m#/elev @top 2006-8-17 eDB m4012 [Input File: Qx06eI.j]
height @top 2006-8-17 eDB 107 [Input File: Qx06eI.j]
h-eye @top 2006-8-17 eDB 155 [Input File: Qx06eI.j]

Contact Association
type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2006-10-04 jW f136 (installation) sits in f138 (accumulation D) [Input File: Qx04jW1.j]

Time Sequencing
stratum (to which element belongs) 2012-9-09 jW s30J3B [Input File: W909jW.j]
stratigraphic reasons of assignment 2012-10-07 jW Burned soil that sits in lens f138. [Input File: Wx07jW.j]
typological reasons for assignment 2012-10-07 jW No ceramics recovered. [Input File: Wx07jW.j]
other reasons, reservations, qualifications 2012-10-07 jW Stratum assignment based on the accumulation in which it sits. [Input File: Wx07jW.j]
phase (to which element belongs) 2012-9-09 jW h9mJ3B [Input File: W909jW.j]
strata (included within phase) 2012-10-07 jW s30J3B [Input File: Wx07jW.j]

color 2006-8-17 eDB brown [Input File: Qx06eI.j]
color number (Munsell) 2006-8-17 eDB 10YR 6/3 [Input File: Qx06eI.j]

Analogical Record
view/drawing of features
2007-3-29 / jW / [Input File:R329jW.j]
2007-3-21 / jW / [Input File:R321jW3.j]

2006-8-17 / eDB / [Input File:Rx31jW.j]

Files and Publications
link to text files 2007-7-24 jW R723JW.T [Input File: R724jW.j]