Unit Book J2


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Roster Date Author Record
Includes other label 2009-09-14 cJC f380 (staircase) [Input: T914CJC.j]
Best definition 2009-09-14 !! staircase [Input: T914CJC.j]



Roster Date Author Record
Definition 2009-09-14 cJC staircase [Input: T914CJC.j]
Description (summary) 2009-09-14 cJC First staircase of an earlier construction phase. There are three main steps visible and it goes underneath the second staircase. It is unclear if this staircase continued all the way up to the top of the temple mound as the second staircase covers it or if it is the top of a deeper structure. Further excavations will be needed to answer this question. [Input: T914CJC.j]


Time Sequencing

Roster Date Author Record
Strata (included within phase) 2009-09-14 cJC s850J2B [Input: T914CJC.j]
2012-10-20 cJC s730J2B [Input: T914CJC.j]
Stratigraphic reasons of assignment 2009-09-14 cJC This feature is assigned to the LC based on comparisons with other excavated areas. The earlier structures in front of the revetment wall in J1 are dated to the LC based on ceramics. [Input: T914CJC.j]
2012-10-20 cJC After discussion with lC and jW in 2012 study season we decided that it is possible that the earlier structures across the JP area may date to the Ninevite 5 period rather than the LC3. Since the dating of ^stair1 was based on comparisons with J1 and J5 the date of this structure was also revised to a slightly later stratum, s730J2B. [Input: T914CJC.j]
Typological reasons for assignment 2009-09-14 cJC The earliest materials against this feature are dated to s685J2B, but as we have not yet reached the base of the feature it is presumed to be earlier. [Input: T914CJC.j]
2012-10-20 cJC The lowest sherds recovered are Ninevite 5, however, they indicate the period of use of this structure, not the period of construction, since we have not yet reached the base of the structure. [Input: T914CJC.j]



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Components (within element) 2009-09-14 cJC Composed of 3 steps. [Input: T914CJC.j]