Unit Book A16

Version 2


Processed on 2024-07-09


Roster Date Author Record
Best definition 2001-08-31 !! ^bu [Input: L831LR.j]
Best image 2011-12-12 lC [Input: VZ12LC.j]



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Definition 2001-08-31 MISSING ^bu [Input: L831LR.j]
Description (summary) 2001-08-31 MISSING Ceramic jar burial with the remains of a small child inside and yielded a number of grave related objects. [Input: L831LR.j]
2001-08-31 MISSING jar burial in northeast area [Input: L831LR.j]



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Daily notes about recovery of elements 2001-08-31 MISSING The soil around the burial jar i71 was cleaned using a brush and dental pick, which exposed the large vessel resting on its side with the top portion cracked and broken. To the west of the vessel were animal bones localized in one area and we assigned these bones a separate item number i79 due to their location as a whole group and not a mixed bone lot. Three small vessels i68, i69, i77 were found around the large jar, two carinated bowls and one small jar. These vessels along with the large jar were photographed in context. The large jar i71 rests on the red clay layer approximately 10 centimeters from the stone pavement. We continued to excavate the jar since it needed to be removed before the end of the day for reasons of security. Inside the jar i71 of a15 numerous items were found along with the body of a small child i78. The items includes two bronze bracelets i72 i73, 8 metal rings i74, 9 beads i75 (one lapis bead shaped like a duck, one circular lapis bead, one red bread carved like a pair of eyes with white paint, and the rest quartz crystal beads), a metal pin i76, and a metal head piece i70. [Input: L831LR.j]
2001-08-31 MISSING Today while excavating k110 a small circular depression was noticed in the northeast corner next to the East baulk. The area was cleaned and revealed vertical bricks in a soft sandy matrix that we labeled as a pit, f217 possibly a burial. The sandy soil f236 was first removed along with the vertical bricks, which revealed large fragments of a ceramic vessel i71. We proceeded to remove the soil from the north portion since the depression was located immediately to the south of the already excavated k109 and only 5 cm needed to be removed facilitating the excavation of the burial. In the east section, a clear pit cut was seen with loose brown fill f236 and large pieces of bricks but it were uncertain whether it extended further south. The southern area was cleaned in order to find the extent of the burial and bricky material was found with a linear fissure running north to south. A small portion of this was excavated to see if this belonged with the burial. This area did not appear to be associated with the pit and we concentrated our efforts into excavating the jar burial, which we made into an aggregate, a15. [Input: L831LR.j]
Notes on recovery 2001-08-31 MISSING the objects in the jar were not photographed, drawn in place, nor measured separately. Larger items were relayed but overall it is unclear where the objects were located in relation to the body. Some of this information can be reconstructed but overall more consideration should be placed when excavating burials allocating enough time to properly document the situation. [Input: L831LR.j]

Volumetric Localization

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Locus 2001-08-31 MISSING k110 [Input: L831LR.j]

Spatial Aggregation

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Features within aggregate 2000-12-18 !! f217 (^pt), f227 (^fi) [Input: A-CUMUL.j]
Items within aggregate 2000-12-18 !! i62 (bowl), i63 (jar), i68 (jar), i69 (bowl), i70 (uncertain), i71 (jar), i72 (jewellery), i73 (bracelet), i74 (jewelry), i75 (seal impression), i76 (^pi), i77 (bowl), i78 (human body), i79 (animal bones), i85 (^sm), i86 (^sm) [Input: A-CUMUL.j]
q-lots within aggregate 2000-12-18 !! q651, q655, q709 [Input: A-CUMUL.j]

Time Sequencing

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Stratum (to which element belongs) 2000-12-18 !! s330AAH [Input: A-CUMUL.j]
Phase (to which element belongs) 2000-12-18 !! h5hAAH [Input: A-CUMUL.j]
2015-05-20 !! h5hAAH [Input: ZA520CJC.j]


Analogical Record

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Photo of context (v view)

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-17 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]
View/drawing of aggregate

2007-08-03 pC [Input: R803PC.j]