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Description 1998-7-5jL well excavation site [Input file: I714JL.J / I714JL.-J]
2011-8-17cJC The four corners of this locus were defined by relays and a fixed known point. The SE corner is a known fixed point at 91707N, 90138E. The other four corners (running counter-clockwise) are defined by relays r15, r16 and r17 (see p1). [Input file: V817CJC.J / V817CJC.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 1998-7-7jW excavated about 50 cm across the entire locus of k1. Two bags of pottery were found, a slightly larger amount than on I705. A small amount of bone was also found, but no artifacts. The soil is uniform in color and texture (Munsell 10YR4/4, dark yellowish brown), with vertical laminations. It is similar to the soil being removed from the well north of the tell, OP2 at a depth of greater than two meters. [Input file: I707JLW.J / I707JLW.-J]
Strategy 1998-7-7jW on I708 we plan to use the same composition of workforce, but we expect to be able to dig faster since we were delayed today by the illness of the photographer. [Input file: I707JLW.J / I707JLW.-J]
1998-7-11gB Jim has shifted the direction of excavation in a N-S direction, which helps to see better the direction of the deposition. Tomorrow, we will continue excavations in the NE half of the square only. [Input file: I712JLW.J / I712JLW.-J]
Accident 1998-7-12gB Suleman injured his back when part of the tent blew down when hit by a dust devil. He was sent home by gB. [Input file: I712JLW.J / I712JLW.-J]

Volumetric localization
Relays 1998-7-20jW 15 (92112 90195 - / Relay location: NE corner) [Input file: I720JLWR.J / I720JLWR.-J]
1998-7-20jW 16 (92160 89799 - / Relay location: NW corner) [Input file: I720JLWR.J / I720JLWR.-J]
1998-7-20jW 17 (91750 89734 - / Relay location: SW corner) [Input file: I720JLWR.J / I720JLWR.-J]
Elevation 1998-7-5jL 0 @top [Input file: I714JL.J / I714JL.-J]
D99.NVolmtrc 1998-7-18jW made relative plot of markers, control points and relays using AUTOCAD (the control points have not been surveyed in as of this date). See Drawing 2. The plot indicates that the sealings were more or less evenly distributed over the entire square, correcting an earlier misconception that there were more found in the western portion. [Input file: I718JLW.J / I718JLW.-J]

Evidence 1998-7-18jW aF examined saved pottery sherds from OH2 excavation. She noticed signs of erosion on several sherds which resembled those that might occur if they had been transported by flowing water. The sherds that showed the most erosion came from above the plow line ( f1 and f3), while a sherd that came from the laminations ( f8) was only slightly eroded along the break line. [Input file: I718JLW.J / I718JLW.-J]
Assumptions 1998-7-18jW although the sample is quite small and may not represent the majority of sherds that were excavated, the wear pattern may be explained by assuming that the laminations were originally contained by a wall or series of walls. Sherds trapped within the laminations were exposed to weathering for a short period of time. After the containment had been "filled", material could be transported across the boundary. Therefore, sherds that ended up in the accumulations of k1 at higher levels would be more worn because they had been transported farther and had been exposed to more weathering. [Input file: I718JLW.J / I718JLW.-J]

Analogical record
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Notes on analogical record 1998-7-15jW sketch 6 shows the relationships between v8- v15 and the elements of k1. [Input file: I715JLW.J / I715JLW.-J]