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Description 2009-1-11pC k86 is not a regular locus, but has a trapezoidal form and is very narrow; its shape is due to k200, the trench located West of it. k86 is defined by m4719, m3813, m4807, m4763, m4809, m4762 [Input file: SZ31PC.J / SZ31PC.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2008-8-5pC Today we begin to excavate in k86, which is a narrow locus, being to the East of k200. It is 1m wide and 4m long. Removing this part of earth will allow to have a better view from the South of the wall f130 and the staircase and also to remove the dangerous high section of k200. The top soil is f104 and the accumulation under topsoil is f105 [Input file: S805PC.J / S805PC.-J]
2008-8-13pC today we reached the level of the brickfall which is f124. The first pickrun collected a lot of pottery, also big sherds (a mittani conical cup). [Input file: S813PC.J / S813PC.-J]
2008-8-14pC Yesterday we removed the brickfall f124, which is the same as f86 and f75 in k85. There are fragments of tannur and a lot of stones [Input file: S815PC.J / S815PC.-J]
2008-8-16pC Today we removed the brickfall f124 and after two pickruns we changed feature in f136: f136 is the same as f124 but there are 14 floating stones sitting in it and the brickfall is more full of bricks. It is the same as f86 in k85. The stones are f137 and are mostly grinding stones and door soket ( q218.4, q184.5) but also there were kilin waster. This was coming with the brickfall and the same kind of situation we found in k85 in f86 (stones f91 and in k75 in f82 (stones f96) [Input file: S816PC.J / S816PC.-J]
2008-8-17pC Today we continued to remove f136, which is the brickfall same as f86 in k85. It overlays the ashy layer f139, which is the same as f90 in k85; both overlay the glacis, same as f110 in k85. We found q218.2 which is a small stone plaque with the inlay of two lions: it seems Early Dynastic [Input file: S817PC.J / S817PC.-J]
2008-8-17pC Today we finished to remove f131, which was an accumulation full of pottery and pebbles. It is very similar to f37 in k85, which is 50cm higher: it is probably the same feature which slopes toward south and was find mostly in k85, some in k74 and k84 ( f38, f42, f43) in k75 and in k86 only in section; from k86 was collected a lot of pottery at the beginning of f124. I belive that is a kind of dump coming after the brickfall: it was found everywhere above the brickfall. under f131 we found the brickfall f143 to the South, instead to the North still f131. the brickfall slopes also towards south, as all the accumulations in j6, probably following the slope of the mound. After removing all f131 we were able to see everywhere the brickfall f143. We removed the big stone f133 and in the southern part of the locus, in the corner came out what seemed to be a mudbrick wall with East-South North-west orientation. We removed the brickfall aganist it and we saw 3 lines of bricks. The probable wall is only 1 meter visible and the remaining part was removed by the excavation of 2002 in the trench operation, which is now k200 (see introduction to J6). [Input file: S817PC.J / S817PC.-J]
2008-8-18pC Today was removed all the brickfall f136 which overlayed the ashy layer f139. Once removed all it was compleatly exposed the glacis f138, which is similar to the glacis f118. We then begin to remove the northern baulk after drawing it. It is f146 and is the brickfall same as f136. We had at the end of the day another shaffat in k86 to remove the dirt coming from this area. [Input file: S818PC.J / S818PC.-J]

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Reference to Plot 2008-9-6pC p0001 [Input file: SX22PC.J / SX22PC.-J]
2008-9-6pC p0003 [Input file: SX22PC.J / SX22PC.-J]
2008-9-6pC p0006 [Input file: SX22PC.J / SX22PC.-J]