Unit Book J4


Processed on 2023-11-19



Roster Date Author Record
Daily notes about recovery of elements 2006-09-09 sC Today we opened this new locus. k80 is a 500mx500m square and it is delimited by the following markers: m4473 (NE), m4474 (SE), m4246 (SW) and m4472 (NW). We decided to dig only half of the square, i.e. 200N and 400m W to m4246. We started by removing the topsoil and some little bushes (f114, q228) in this area of the square. The topsoil turned to be not particulary thick (aprox. 5cm in depth, whit only few roots being present up to 10cm under the topsoil). Once removed, we assigned f117 (q234) to the accumulation under the topsoil. f117 presents a crumble and soft consistence, it is a bit dusty when removed, and it is composed by reddish bricky material; this bricky material is loose and spread in all the portion of the square we are investigating. After the third pickrun, this reddish bricky material turned to be very compact and characterized by pieces of whitish plaster/inclusions. As for k81, where this layer has been exposed previously (f17, f18), we think that this bricky material is the red packing" found in J02, interpreted as being part of a possible "tower" or similar structure on the top of the starircase or on the temple terrace. In the morning, we agreed with fAB that, if the bricky material turned to be compact, we would have stop digging in this square. Since, after the third pickrun this reddish bricky material turned to be very compact (especially in the W area of the square), we decided to clean the whole surface and to stop digging in this square. However, during the cleaning of the surface with the trowel, we expose a tannur in the E portion of the locus. The tannur is located right below a stone, small in dimension. [Input: Q909SC.j]
Strategy (projected or implemented) 2006-09-09 sC Given the presence of the tannur, fAB underlined that the bricky material, is a accumulation which abuts the tannur, in spite of its compactness, which means it belong more probably to a structure of the temple terrace. He therefore suggested to try to understand the relationship between this red layer and the red layer we found in the N section of k81, and see if they are linked or whether they belong to a different structure. [Input: Q909SC.j]

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Elements within locus 2006-09-09 pc f114 [Input: Q922PC.j]
2006-09-09 sc f117 [Input: Q922PC.j]
2006-09-18 sc f164 (isolated stone), f165 (tannur (feature)) [Input: Q922PC.j]
2006-09-09 pC q228 (pottery) [Input: Q910VN.j]
2006-09-09 vN q234 (pottery) [Input: Q910VN.j]


Analogical Record

Roster Date Author Record
View/drawing of locus

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

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