Unit Book J5


Processed on 2023-12-15


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Category !! !! clay artifact
Best definition 2008-07-28 dL figurine [Input: S728DL2.j]
Best image 2021-10-13 !! [Input: J05_VWX.j]



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Reference to q-lot !! !! q89 (pottery)


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Definition 2008-07-28 sNP figurine [Input: S803SNP.j]
2020-06-21 jW unknown [Input: ZE621jW.j]
Description (summary) 2008-07-28 sNP animal figurine, possibly a dog wagging his tail. Lost the anterior part, posterior legs and tail almost completelypreserved. Long body. Red painted grid decoration on his back. [Input: S803SNP.j]
Notes on designation 2020-06-21 jW This item is not specifically mentioned in either field or laboratory notes. We assume it results from a computer processing error. [Input: ZE621jW.j]


Volumetric Localization

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Locus 2008-07-28 dL k3 [Input: S728DL2.j]
Origin of elevation 2008-07-28 dL broken [Input: S728DL2.j]
Tie to elevation 2008-07-28 dL broken animal figurine [Input: S728DL2.j]
Length of two sides 2008-07-28 dL 3.6 [Input: S728DL2.j]
2008-07-28 dL cl [Input: S728DL2.j]
Start elevation for q-lots 2008-07-28 dL grayish brown [Input: S728DL2.j]

Contact Association

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Type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2008-07-28 dL q89.1 (figurine) sits in f5.8 [Input: S728DL2.j]
2008-07-28 !! q89.1 (figurine) sits in f64 (volumetric material) [Input: S728DL.j]

Time Sequencing

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Stratum (to which element belongs) 2012-10-16 !! s0J5B [Input: WX16JW.j]
Phase (to which element belongs) 2012-10-16 !! h9sJ5B [Input: WX16JW.j]



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Height 2008-07-28 sNP 3.61 [Input: S803SNP.j]
Length 2008-07-28 sNP 6.18 [Input: S803SNP.j]
Width 2 or diameter of body 2008-07-28 sNP 3.34 [Input: S803SNP.j]


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Ware or Material, species 2008-07-28 sNP cl [Input: S803SNP.j]
Color 2008-07-28 sNP pinkish white [Input: S803SNP.j]
Color number (Munsell) 2008-07-28 sNP 8/2 7.5YR [Input: S803SNP.j]
Condition 2008-07-28 sNP broken [Input: S803SNP.j]
Notes on items 2014-03-30 rAH    The excavator, in a fanciful and inexplicable comment, says that this figurine is possibly a dog wagging his tail. She identifies a "grid pattern" on the back of the animal (visible in V21d4740), but does not comment on its continuation in the left median plane (visible in V21d4741). It is unclear whether the paint is applied to the ventral section. Once again, the height is given as a diagnostic measurement. Ratios approximate those of Ovis TYPE I: l = 2w1(=w3); w2 >/= 4/5w1(=w3).
   The hindquarters (V21d4743), both in stance and the disposition of the tail, remind one of Capra 203 A810q114.1. The stance however is too wide for this genus. Although the tail is carried high, the caudal section is more directly comparable to the caudal section of Ovis 203. I take the hole in the caudal section to be an accident of excavation; it's too low to be a hole for a tail.
   As I have begun to appreciate the references to domestication in the collected finds from J5, I tend to think of this representation as an exemplar of Ovis. The gridlike pattern is interesting in this context; it might represent either the blanket made from the wool of this animal, or the deep striations of wool as exemplified by comparative example Schaf Assur Nr. 605 (page 153). I am not totally comfortable with this identification, as the animal appears rather lean. [Input: Y401JW1.j]


Analogical Record

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Photo of individual elements (studio)

2021-10-13 !!! [Input: J05_VWX.j]

2021-10-13 !!! [Input: J05_VWX.j]

2021-10-13 !!! [Input: J05_VWX.j]

2021-10-13 !!! [Input: J05_VWX.j]
Drawing of individual element (studio)

2021-10-13 !!! [Input: J05_VWX.j]


Roster Date Author Record
Storage 2008-08-28 sNP ZSB 2-20 [Input: S828SNP.j]
Notes on disposition 2008-09-23 jW Completion of drawing has not been verified. [Input: S926JW2.j]