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||This series of photographs documents a probe made below the bottom of pit a10. This pit was a shallow one, filled with clean, fine-grained soil, f258. We explored below the pit bottom to see if we could possibly find the source of the Uruk period seal impressions, a14 that were found directly to the north of the pit. Although we did not find any more seal impressions, we did get some information on the construction and modification of the BA temple mound prior to the remodeling in the Mittani period that added the wahal glacis, f152, and memory stones, a16. Especially in sub-view v144b, one can clearly see the grayish wahal atop another surface that is more reddish brown. This material appears in the top half of the main view as relatively homogeneous with some decayed red brick along the right side. (Contrast this uniformity with the mixed material found in the probes below the pits a5 and a6). More likely than not, the reddish layer is f270. About 30cm from the bottom, one sees a distinct layer of reddish material with white inclusions, f334. This strongly resembles the baqaya covering, f109, of the original BA temple mound built during the Early Dynastic period and seen in k13. Both here and in the west baulk of k101 there were intriguing hints of construction atop the baqaya before the remodeling, but a more detailed inquiry was not possible due to a shortage of resources and time.
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