Unit Book J3


Processed on 2024-05-25


Analogical Record

Roster Date Author Record

2020-11-17 !!! [Input: J03_VWX.j]
Photo of context (v view)

2020-11-17 !!! [Input: J03_VWX.j]
View/drawing of features 2006-08-23 vE f539 (topsoil), f540 (accumulation D), f547 (floor, type d), f550 (accumulation D), f556 (apron) [Input: RY01JW.j]
View/drawing of locus 2006-08-23 vE k107 [Input: RY01JW.j]
View/drawing orientation 2006-08-23 vE e [Input: RY01JW.j]
Text description of view 2006-08-23 vE When the German team from Tuebingen excavated their E-W trench in area B6 to follow the north edge of the apron to the revetment wall, they subsumed what was to become the northern parts of J3 loci k2 and k107. As excavated by us, these loci appear as partial squares, whose east and west baulks extend north roughly two meters to the south edge of the German trench. This photgraph is a detailed view of the south part of the east section of k107 before it was removed. It shows a stepped stone structure, f556, and the accumulations which cover it. The depositonal history is more complex here than in the corresponding west baulk. One can clearly see that the soil of f539 and f540 was continuously deposited either directly by the wind or by wash of the same type of soil from higher elevations during periods of heavy rain. However, several layers of different textures can be discerned between the top of f556 and the bottom of f540. Accumulation 547, very thin in the west, is substantial here in the east. Accumlations f550 and f553, equated by vVE, are packed layers designated as floors directly above the stepped stones of f556. The overall impression is that use of this part of the mound continued for a while after the steps were covered. One possible explanation is that apron f532 and steps f556 are not contemporary - the apron could have been added after the steps were covered. [Input: RY01JW.j]