Unit Book A15


Processed on 2024-03-21


Roster Date Author Record
Best image 2038-06-16 jW [Input: ZH616jW.j]



Roster Date Author Record
Description (summary) 2001-06-24 okk The 4th square from the N, numbers running N-S. The western extent of excavation. [Input: L916okk2.j]
Notes on description 2003-08-21 jw fab had noticed some yellowish hard chunks along the northern boundary of the platform, approximately at the elevation of f547, and asked whether it came from the Phase 5 industrial pits which contained similar chunks along with kiln waste, slag and other materials. As it turns out, the yellow material in the walls of platform f214 is baked brick, a few of which were apparently incorporated into the wall when it was built. [Input: N821jw.j]



Roster Date Author Record
Daily notes about recovery of elements 2001-07-23 okk In k4 we are digging in what appears to be a room or rectangular area surrounded by a red, eroded layer which could be walls. There is also a smaller area like this about half a metre to the north and parallel to it. We are also digging inside of a small tannur which extends into the northern baulk of k94. [Input: L727okk.j]
2001-08-28 jlw removed accumulation, f129, and a very large stone that covered the E-W stone wall, f191. There was a round-bottom jar, i229, sitting upright in the accumulation about 2cm above the stones in the wall. [Input: L828jlw1.j]
2003-08-19 jw the platform f214 was photographed in preparation for drawing and removal on N820. Ibrahim probed accumulation f532 from north to south looking for evidence for its foundation, but found none. Ju'an began to excavate the material f533 within the platform. The top was hard-packed and had the shape of a shallow dish, but there was no sign of burning. [Input: N819jw.j]
2003-08-20 jw Ramadan explored the extent of the stone and sherd pavement f545, which underlays another such pavement f490. Stef and Yestafad removed the accumulation f533 enclosed by the three extant walls of platform f214. There is some indication that the north wall, made of mudbrick, is founded on a surface of baked brick. Clarification will be a key goal of the work here tomorrow. fab noticed that a small block of accumulation in lower NW corner of f214 contained material similar to the Phase 5 kiln waste seen in k14 and k13. We will investigate as the excavation of that part of the platform proceeds tomorrow. [Input: N820jw.j]
2003-08-21 jw We began to remove platform f214 which is the focus of our attention. We removed sherd streets f490 and f545 which lay to the east and south of the platform. Underneath was a very hard, smooth accumlation f551 which may have been compacted by earlier use as a street. We excavated the accumulation f533 contained by the north, east and south walls, reaching the level of a floor comprised of several baked bricks f547 and some hard packed clay laid on crumbly red packing f506. We removed the north wall which was made of inferior bricky material overlaid upon sherds. In the interior, we reached lines of large stones underneath the surface cover on the east and south sides. Clearly they demark the SE corner of a room and the fact that the baked bricks are at the same elevation as the floor of room a35 probably links the two. We excavated from west to east since the west side had been previously damaged. [Input: N821jw.j]
2003-08-22 jw Ahmed and Mizar removed the lowest floor surface f533 enclosed by the walls of platform f214 and began to excavate the underlying packing f506 and fill f507 below it. Mizar expanded the excavation to the west into k94, digging as far as a large stone that looks to be in line with those being identified in k93. In the process he removed a small platform of unfounded stones f556 and the accumulation below f557. Upon reaching the same level as f533, it appears to continue south to the large stone, perhaps providing some evidence that the Phase 2 brick floor below is similarly bounded. With respect to the E-W line of stones on the south side, all appear to be deeply founded. However, there is a gap that is filled with baked bricks. The N-S wall on the east side seems to be made of mortar, a few baked bricks and unfounded large stones. [Input: N822jw.j]
Strategy (projected or implemented) 2001-06-26 okk To level the step in the E to bring the whole square to one level. [Input: L629OKK.J]
2001-07-31 okk To excavate a 1.5 m test trench from the west end of f170 to the stone layer in the east. This test trench is next to stone wall f191, so we want to determine the depth of this stone wall as well as whether there is a floor associated with it. [Input: L818okk1.j]
2003-08-22 jw tomorrow, after removing overlying floors and packing, we will continue to carefully follow floor f558 to the south, east and west. There are indications that we are at the very top of these bricks. [Input: N822jw.j]

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Elements within locus 2001-07-01 okk a6 (tannur), a17 (room), a23 (platform), a24 (burial) [Input: L916okk3.j]
2001-07-24 ed f2 (topsoil) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-07-09 sb f69a (uncertain) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-07-10 okk f79 (accumulation C) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-07-18 okk f104 (layer) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-07-22 okk f113 (accumulation C), f114 (accumulation C), f115 (accumulation C), f116 (accumulation C) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-07-23 ed f126 (tannur (feature)), f127 (fill) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-07-29 ed f170 (accumulation) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-07-30 ed f173 (cut), f179 (baulk) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-07-31 ed f190 (accumulation), f191 (wall), f193 (accumulation), f194 (accumulation) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-08-01 ed f202 (burial), f203 (fill), f207 (accumulation) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-08-01 okk f208 (pavement, type c) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-08-02 cc f214 (platform), f215 (layer) [Input: ZG114jW.j]
2001-08-28 jw f362 (accumulation) [Input: ZG115jW.j]
2003-08-06 ms f490 (pavement, type c) [Input: N921jw2.j]
2003-08-21 jw f545 (pavement), f547 (pavement, type b) [Input: N921jw2.j]
2003-08-22 jw f550 (pavement, type b), f551 (pavement, type c) [Input: N921jw2.j]
2003-08-23 jw f559 (floor, type c), f560 (accumulation), f564 (wall) [Input: N921jw2.j]
2003-08-24 jw f566 (accumulation), f569 (pavement, type b) [Input: N921jw2.j]
2003-08-30 jw f577 (pavement, type b) [Input: N921jw2.j]
2001-07-03 sb i19 (stand) [Input: L909okk.j]
2001-07-29 ed i64 (pot), i68 (bead), i69 (jar) [Input: L909okk.j]
2001-08-01 ed i71 (human body), i73 (door socket) [Input: L909okk.j]
2001-08-02 ed i75 (jar) [Input: L909okk.j]
2001-08-28 jw i229 (jar) [Input: L915jlw1.j]
2003-08-22 ms i331 (seal impression) [Input: N921jw.j]
2001-06-24 okk q5 (pottery) [Input: L910okk.j]
2001-06-25 okk q12 (pottery) [Input: L910okk.j]
2001-06-25 cc q20 (bones, pottery) [Input: L910okk.j]
2001-06-26 cc q24 (pottery), q25 (pottery), q26 (pottery), q27 (pottery) [Input: L910okk.j]
2001-07-05 sb q116 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-07 cc q130 (pottery), q139 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-08 cc q145 (bones, pottery), q150 (pottery), q157 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-09 cc q160 (pottery), q166 (pottery), q167 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-09 dc q168 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-15 sb q210 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-16 sb q214 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-18 okk q222 (pottery), q223 (pottery), q224 (pottery), q231 (pottery), q232 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-19 sb q236 (pottery), q240 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-21 ed q243 (pottery), q251 (bones, pottery), q255 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-22 ed q260 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-22 sb q274 (pottery), q276 (items) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-23 ed q290 (items, pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-24 ed q312 (pottery), q319 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-25 ed q340 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-28 cc q433 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-29 ed q443 (bones, pottery), q468 (items, pottery), q470 (bones, pottery), q471 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-29 cc q475 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-30 cc q496 (bones, pottery), q510 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-31 ed q519 (pottery), q520 (pottery), q521 (bones, pottery), q524 (bones, pottery), q525 (items, pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-07-31 cc q531 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-08-01 ed q542 (pottery), q543 (bones, pottery), q544 (pottery), q546 (pottery), q547 (pottery), q548 (bones, items, pottery), q549 (pottery), q550 (bones, pottery), q552 (pottery), q554 (pottery), q555 (pottery), q556 (pottery), q557 (items, pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-08-01 okk q565 (pottery), q566 (pottery), q567 (pottery), q568 (pottery), q569 (pottery), q570 (pottery), q571 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-08-02 cc q578 (bones, pottery), q579 (pottery), q580 (items, pottery), q581 (pottery), q582 (items), q584 (pottery), q585 (pottery), q587 (pottery), q588 (pottery), q589 (pottery) [Input: L915okk.j]
2001-08-27 jw q720 (bones, pottery) [Input: L915jlw.j]
2003-08-10 ii q1112 (pottery), q1113 (pottery) [Input: N920jw.j]
2003-08-21 ii q1243 (pottery), q1249 (bones, pottery), q1253 (pottery), q1255 (pottery) [Input: N920jw1.j]
2003-08-22 ii q1261 (bones, pottery), q1266 (bones, pottery), q1267 (pottery), q1272 (pottery), q1273 (pottery), q1274 (pottery) [Input: N920jw1.j]
2003-08-23 ii q1285 (pottery) [Input: N920jw1.j]
2003-08-23 ms q1294 (pottery), q1295 (pottery), q1296 (pottery), q1297 (pottery) [Input: N920jw1.j]
2003-08-24 ii q1304 (pottery), q1306 (bones, pottery), q1314 (bones, pottery) [Input: N920jw1.j]
Relays (applicable to elements) 2001-07-13 okk r63 (39279 37179 - 8826 / Relay location: next to rebar) [Input: L713OKK.R]
2001-07-13 okk r64 (39131 37564 - 8949 / Relay location: next to rebar) [Input: L713OKK.R]
2001-07-13 okk r65 (38759 37425 - 8960 / Relay location: next to rebar) [Input: L713OKK.R]
2001-08-28 jlw r310 (38902 37484 - 8740 / Relay location: r310 equals m5531) [Input: L828JW.R]
2003-08-17 jw r1015 (39221 37613 - 8653 / Relay location: top) [Input: N917JW.R]
Extension of locus or q-lot 2001-06-24 okk m2547 [Input: L916okk2.j]
Length of two sides 2001-06-24 okk 400E [Input: L916okk2.j]
2001-06-24 okk 400N [Input: L916okk2.j]


Analogical Record

Roster Date Author Record
View/drawing of locus

2001-06-23 okk [Input: L916okk.j]

2001-07-03 okk [Input: L916okk.j]

2001-07-03 okk [Input: L916okk.j]

2001-07-05 cc [Input: L916okk.j]

2001-07-26 ed [Input: L916okk1.j]

2001-07-28 ed [Input: ZI203jW.j]

2001-07-29 ed [Input: L917okk.j]

2001-07-29 ed [Input: L917okk.j]

2001-07-29 ed [Input: L917okk.j]

2001-07-30 ed [Input: L917okk.j]
2001-07-30 ed [Input: L917okk.j]
2001-07-30 ed [Input: L917okk.j]

2001-09-17 jw [Input: L918JW.J]

2001-09-17 jw [Input: L918JW.J]

2003-07-09 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-07-13 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-16 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-16 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-16 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-19 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-19 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-20 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-21 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-21 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-21 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-23 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-24 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-24 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-24 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-27 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-27 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2003-08-27 jw [Input: ZH330jW.j]

2022-01-17 jw [Input: ZG117jW.j]

2024-01-11 jw [Input: ZI111jW.j]

2024-01-30 jw [Input: ZI130jW.j]

2024-01-30 jw [Input: ZI130jW.j]

2024-01-30 jw [Input: ZI130jW.j]

2024-01-30 jw [Input: ZI130jW.j]

2024-01-30 jw [Input: ZI130jW.j]

2024-01-30 jw [Input: ZI130jW.j]

2024-01-30 jw [Input: ZI130jW.j]

2024-01-30 jw [Input: ZI130jW.j]

2024-01-30 jw [Input: ZI130jW.j]

2024-01-30 jw [Input: ZI130jW.j]