||Plot showing position of all loci during 2008 season. Note irregularity of loci. The shape of the excavation areas was determined both by the preexisting topographic conditions and the goals of the season. The trench, k200 bordered the loci to the west and restricted the eastern side. The overall roughly trapezoidal shape of J7 was to maximize the view of the staircase at the northern edge without having to excavate a huge area in the south as well, therefore the shape gradually widens from the south to the north as it emerges out towards the staircase and J2.
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