Unit Book J3


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Roster Date Author Record
Best image 2020-07-27 jW [Input: ZE727jW.J]



Roster Date Author Record
Description (summary) 2005-08-04 rE set by surveyor but not excavated in season MZ18 [Input: P823GM2.j]



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Daily notes about recovery of elements 2006-08-21 jW Continued to excavate below the topsoil in the north half of the locus, preserving a 40cm-wide baulk along the south edge to protect the north section of k108, immediately to the south. There are two distinct features visible: to the east is an accumulation with a hard surface, f166; to the west is an accumulation with areas of laminations, f165. Both were removed, leaving a uniform, softer brown accumulation, f167, throughout the locus. At the end of the day, we exposed another soft and more red accumulation, f168. [Input: Q821JW1.j]
2006-08-22 jW Continued to excavate throughout the north half of the locus. Removed accumulation f168, in which sat a large limestone block f169, which was left in place. Underneath f168 was a packed earth floor with pebbles and sherds laying flat throughout. Designated this floor as f173, and the accumulation above it, f168 as a living accumulation. [Input: Q822JW2.j]
2006-08-23 jW We removed north baulk to the exavated level of accumulation f147 in k23. We measured the elevations of the floor, f170, and the top and bottom of the tannur in the locus adjacent to the east, k12. The floor was at elevation 9200, the tannur top at 9268, and the bottom at 9213. This establishes a tentative stratigraphic equality between the two. Because the floor was not recognized when the locus directly to the south, k108, was being excavated. we cannot establish a more definite link. [Input: Q823JW3.j]
2006-08-24 rE Swar and So'd removed the north baulk of k108 in order to have a full view for the floor, f173, under it. [Input: Q824RE.j]
2006-08-26 jW After drawing and photographing the north part of the east baulk, we began to remove it. [Input: Q826JW.j]
2006-08-27 jW removed the east baulk of the locus. [Input: Q827JW.j]
Notes on recovery 2006-08-27 jW As we were establishing the relationship between the packed mud glacis, f152 and the baqaya glacis, f109, we noticed an apparent discontinuity in the baqaya in the far northeast corner of the locus. A few days earlier, while excavavating with the big pick in the same place, we found an apparently isolated, broken, reddish brick. During this exploration of the baqaya we noticed in the baulk a brick, f192 that abutted the baqaya, indicating that there may have been a structure either of brick or with a brick foundation at this location. [Input: Q827JW.j]

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Elements within locus 2006-08-13 bL f105 (topsoil), f106 (accumulation D), f108 (accumulation D) [Input: QX06EI.j]
2006-08-14 bL f113 (accumulation D) [Input: QX06EI.j]
2006-08-15 bL f115 (isolated stone), f118 (accumulation D), f119 (accumulation D), f123 (glacis), f124 (stone installation), f125 (stone installation) [Input: QX06EI.j]
0000-00-00 eDB f162 (topsoil), f165 (accumulation D) [Input: QX06EI.j]
0000-00-00 jW f166 (layer) [Input: QX06EI.j]
2006-08-21 eDB f167 (accumulation D), f168 (accumulation D) [Input: QX06EI.j]
2006-08-22 eDB f169 (stone installation), f173 (floor, type c) [Input: QX06EI.j]
2006-08-27 rE f195 (stone installation) [Input: QX06EI.j]
2006-08-29 bL f201 (stone installation) [Input: QX06EI.j]
2006-09-02 eDB f215 (brick installation) [Input: QX06EI.j]
2006-08-13 bL q153 (pottery), q154 (pottery) [Input: Q814EDB2.j]
2006-08-14 bL q155 (bones, pottery), q157 (bones, pottery), q158 (pottery), q160 (pottery), q161 (pottery) [Input: Q814EDB2.j]
2006-08-15 bL q162 (pottery), q164 (pottery), q166 (pottery), q169 (bones, pottery) [Input: Q821JW2.j]
2006-08-16 bL q173 (bones, pottery) [Input: Q821JW2.j]
2006-08-20 eDB q202 (pottery), q205 (bones, pottery) [Input: Q821JW2.j]
2006-08-21 bL q207 (items, pottery) [Input: Q829JW1.j]
2006-08-21 aA q208 (bones, pottery), q209 (pottery) [Input: Q829JW1.j]
2006-08-22 aA q210 (pottery) [Input: Q829JW1.j]
2006-08-22 eDB q212 (bones) [Input: Q829JW1.j]
2006-08-23 eDB q219 (q_item) [Input: Q829JW1.j]
2006-08-24 bL q231 (pottery), q232 (pottery) [Input: Q829JW1.j]
2006-08-28 bL q248 (pottery) [Input: Q829JW1.j]
2006-08-29 bL q249 (pottery), q251 (pottery), q252 (pottery), q253 (pottery), q254 (pottery) [Input: QX02JW.j]
2006-08-29 aA q256 (pottery) [Input: QX02JW.j]
2006-08-30 bL q261 (pottery) [Input: QX02JW.j]
2006-08-31 bL q265 (pottery) [Input: QX02JW.j]
2006-09-03 aA q280 (bones, pottery) [Input: QX02JW.j]
2006-09-04 eDB q293 (pottery) [Input: QX02JW.j]
Extension of locus or q-lot 2005-08-04 rE m3627 [Input: P823GM2.j]
Length of two sides 2005-08-04 rE 500 E [Input: P823GM2.j]
2005-08-04 rE 500N [Input: P823GM2.j]


Roster Date Author Record
Notes on deposition 2006-08-27 jW In order to help determine whether floor f173 overlaid or was a part of the packed mud glacis, f152, of the temple mound, we took elevations at each corner and the middle. All elevations were within two centimeters of 9197. This and the presence of sherds that were laying flat suggest that the surface was a floor separate from the mud glacis. However, gB looked at the surface of both and determined that they were formed from the same material. This suggests that they were deposited at the same time and were parts of a single feature. jW noticed that the sherds in the glacis to the north of the floor were randomly oriented while the sherds of f173 were laying flat. This does not mean that the surfaces were of differing strata, but rather that people probaly walked on the flat part. Therefore the better interpretation is that f173 and f152 are part of the same glacis packing, were deposited at the same time, but served somewhat different functions. [Input: Q827JW.j]
2006-08-27 jW Therefore it is clear that the packed mud glacis was added atop the baqaya glacis at a later date. [Input: Q827JW.j]

Time Sequencing

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Notes on time sequencing 2006-08-27 jW When we reached the gray accumulation in k22, f111, we questioned the relationship among this feature, the packed mud glacis, f152 and the baqaya glacis, f109. As we traced f109 from k13 to k23 we found that the baqaya extended beneath the packed mud. Furthermore, f111, previously assumed to be an ashy accumulatiom covering the baqaya, was in fact a continuation of the packed mud to the east. [Input: Q827JW.j]


Analogical Record

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View/drawing of locus

2005-08-07 gM [Input: P807GM.j]

2006-05-03 jW [Input: Q503JW.j]

2006-08-14 bL [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-15 bL [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-22 bL [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-22 bL [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-23 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-23 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-23 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-23 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-26 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-26 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-26 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-26 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-26 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-26 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-31 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-31 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-08-31 eDB [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-09-03 rE [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-09-03 rE [Input: RX31JW.j]

2006-09-16 jW [Input: RX31JW.j]

2007-03-21 jW [Input: R321JW3.j]

2007-05-25 jW [Input: R525JW.j]

2007-05-25 jW [Input: R525JW.j]

2007-05-25 jW [Input: R525JW.j]

2007-05-25 jW [Input: R525JW.j]

2007-07-07 jW [Input: RX31JW.j]

2007-07-07 jW [Input: RX31JW.j]

2007-07-30 jW [Input: R730JW.j]

2007-07-30 jW [Input: R730JW.j]

2007-07-30 jW [Input: R730JW.j]

2010-09-15 jW [Input: V205JW.j]

2010-09-15 jW [Input: V205JW.j]

2010-10-04 jW [Input: V205JW.j]

2010-10-07 jW [Input: V205JW.j]

2010-10-07 jW [Input: V205JW.j]

2010-10-07 jW [Input: V205JW.j]