Unit Book J4


Processed on 2023-11-19



Roster Date Author Record
Daily notes about recovery of elements 2006-08-20 sC Today we continued digging f37 with the big pick in all the unit (q63). f36 is medium soft, crumble when picked, very fine in texture, a bit clayish (it leaves color on fingers) and a bit dusty when removed. The soil unit is generally soft, and only with few patches are of compact soil. f37 seems to be the same natural accumulation as f36 in k74. It is very soft in consistence (the pick goes down for aprox. 15-20cm), it is characterized by a very fine texture and is a bit clayish. Finished the day by cleaning the unit and respective baulks. [Input: Q820SC.j]
2006-08-21 sC Today we finished digging f37 with the big pick in all the unit (q69). f37 is characterized by a very soft and very fine texture, it is clayish (it leaves color on fingers) and dusty when removed; f37 is the same of f36 in k74. After two pick run in all the unit we reached the same elevation as in k73 and of the German trench C2 in k71, and therefore we stop digging here (elevation: m4243 +34 -147). I moved the workmen in k73 in order to help the team working there to remove the N baulk. Finished the day by cleaning the unit and respective baulks. [Input: Q821SC.j]
2006-08-24 sC Today we finished to remove the N baulk (f39, q95). We stop digging this feature at the elevation of m4307 +7 -145. [Input: Q824SC.j]
2006-08-24 sC Today we started and finished to remove the N baulk of k63 (f46, q99, q100). We stop digging in this unit at the elevation of m4300 +35 -150. [Input: Q824SC.j]
2006-08-24 sC Yesterday in the afternoon the elevator was set up, and today we start collecting all the pottery sherds recovered with the swifting of the dirt belonging to the whole excavation area. We collected 5 q-logs (q999, q998, q997, q996 and q995) and one item (q995.1). [Input: Q824SC.j]
2006-09-03 sC Today we started with the cleaning the whole square. However, we did not expose any stone or any bricky accumulation, as instead for k73, but only a very compact natural accumulation. We assigne a new feature number to this accumulation, f90 (q201), which is extend to the whole square. We then start removing the feature with the little pick in the N area of k63. f90 is very compact, and looks to be a wash layer, it is characterized by a platy structure once removed with the little 8and big) pick, it is fine in texture, very compact. Looking at the blocks of soil removed, it it possible to observe to the sedimentation of the soil as water deposit (soil thin at the top, ticher on the bottom). Once we noticed that there was no bricks or any difference in the accumulation below f90, and that f90 was aproximately 8 to 10cm thick, we start digging with the big pick in the whole area. We start exposing a very compact surface, which again looks to be a natural accoumlation, compacted by water. In this square, we have a completey different situation respect to k73. [Input: Q903SC.j]
2006-09-04 sC Today we continued digging f90 in k63 for the whole day (q204, q207, q211). Before every pick run we decided to dig 100m W and 400S from m4465 with the little pick, in order to check the accumulation/surface below and then dig with the big pick in the whole area. Several pick runs have been done today without notice any change in the consistence and soil matrix in the whole unit. f90 is very compact, and looks to be a surface which has been compacted by water. It is very hard to remove also with the big pick. No stones or bricky material or melted bricks have been found in this locus. It is thus like if that the bricks exposed in the E section of k73 (which indicate the presence of a wall/structure there) and of the two stones f104 (f104.1, f104.2) in the NW corner of k63 (which could be linked with the brick wall or structure exposed in the E section of k73) could have influenced the depositional history in k63. We decided thus to stop digging here and move the team working here in k72. We stop digging here at the elevation of m4465 +44 -126. [Input: Q904SC.j]
Strategy (projected or implemented) 2006-09-04 sC Right in the N section of k73 we found a line of stones, six, medium small in dimension; of these, four are long aprox 40cm each (while two are very small in dimension) running W-E right (f146). These look to be in line with two large stone exposed in k83. It looks like that these stones are in line with the suppose revetment wall as it is exposed in J2 (W to the primary and secondary apron). We thus decided to stop digging in k63 (considering also that in that locus we have not find any particular accumulations, indicating any particular use in that area) and we decided to start digging in k72. Before start digging there, we took some general views of the floating stones located here, before their removal. The stone that we are going to remove are: f12 (and its pedestal, f98), f19.2 and f19.3 (and their pedestal, f100), f101.1 and f101.2 (and their pedestal f102) (v58, v58a). We then took a general view of k82 and k72, toghether with the E section of k82, showing the 200m of natural accumulation on top of/between these floating stones (v59, v59a, v59b). [Input: Q904SC.j]

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Elements within locus 2006-08-16 sC f22 (topsoil), f23 (accumulation D) [Input: Q818AS.j]
2006-08-17 sC f26 (accumulation D) [Input: Q818AS.j]
2006-08-17 pc f29 (accumulation D) [Input: Q903PC2.j]
2006-08-20 vn f37 (accumulation D) [Input: Q903PC2.j]
2006-08-20 sc f39 (mix) [Input: Q903PC2.j]
2006-08-29 as f67 (accumulation D) [Input: Q903PC3.j]
2006-09-03 sc f90 (accumulation D) [Input: Q903PC3.j]
2006-09-04 sc f104 (isolated stone) [Input: Q922PC.j]
2006-09-05 sc f105 (accumulation D) [Input: Q922PC.j]
2006-08-21 mnh q69 (pottery) [Input: Q822CC.j]
2006-08-23 vn q88 (pottery) [Input: Q826PC1.j]
2006-08-23 as q90 (pottery) [Input: Q826PC1.j]
2006-08-24 cc q95 (pottery) [Input: Q826PC1.j]
2006-08-30 mNH q151 (pottery) [Input: Q904PC4.j]
2006-08-30 cc q154 (pottery) [Input: Q904PC4.j]
2006-08-31 cc q169 (pottery) [Input: Q904PC4.j]
2006-08-31 vn q174 (pottery) [Input: Q904PC4.j]
2006-08-31 pc q177 (pottery) [Input: Q904PC4.j]
2006-09-02 cc q182 (pottery) [Input: Q904PC4.j]
2006-09-03 cc q201 (bones, pottery) [Input: Q906VN.j]
2006-09-03 pc q203 (pottery) [Input: Q906VN.j]
2006-09-04 cc q204 (bones, pottery) [Input: Q906VN.j]
2006-09-04 pc q207 (bones, pottery), q211 (pottery) [Input: Q906VN.j]


Analogical Record

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View/drawing of locus

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

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2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

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2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

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2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC3.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC3.j]