Unit Book J4


Processed on 2023-11-19


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Category !! !! buildup
Best definition 2006-08-29 !! accumulation B [Input: Q902SC.j]
Best image 2010-03-22 sC L_V19d3054 J4v31a Q826 dM [Input: U322SC2.j]
2010-03-22 sC L_V19d3071 J4v37 Q829 dM [Input: U322SC2.j]



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Definition 2006-08-29 sc accumulation B [Input: Q902SC.j]
Description (summary) 2006-08-29 sc This is a natural accumulation under f58 in k74. It has a platy structure once picked with the small pick and it is hard in consistence; it is very fine texture and presents patches of compact and loose soil. This feature covers a lot of sherds and broken vessels and two tannur. It has a graysh color when removed. [Input: Q902SC.j]



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Evolution 2010-02-17 sC In the light of what found in J06 during the 2008-9 excavation seasons, it is probable that f64 is the top-most portion, in J04, of what in J06 Unit has been defined as 'dump^1'. In J06, the features representing the so called 'dump^1' -which is the latest level before the abandonment subsequent to the extended brickfall bf^1 (please, see J06 'dump^1' and related features for further information)- present the same characteristics and the same type of inclusions as f64, i.e.,: the soil is compact with patches of softer soil, and the soil matrix is characterized by an abundant presence of pebbles, animal bones, small and medium size stones, by a large quantity of pottery sherds and some tannur fragments and slope toward south. In J06 Unit the pottery recovered within features belonging to 'dump^1' are Mittani sherds. In digging f64, several Mittani sherds have been found (cfr. file Q903mKB) altough some later pottery sherds have been recovered as well togheter with ashes and small brick fragments, and this is due to the fact that f64 is the top-most surface of the dump, and as, such was slowly covered by natural accumulations. Above f64, we have been digging only natural accumulations which are poor in pottery sherds or materials which suggest that the area was not in use. [Input: U216SC3.j]
Notes on recovery 2010-02-11 sC The real bottom of this feature has not been reached, since we stop digging in this locus. Therefore, 91.19 does not correspond to the real bottom elevation of f64. [Input: U211SC.j]

Volumetric Localization

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Locus 2006-08-28 as k74 [Input: Q903PC2.j]
Relays (applicable to elements) 2006-09-12 rE r122 (38725 51808 - 4414 / Relay location: point) [Input: Q915VN-R.j]
M#/elev @top 2006-08-28 as 9147 [Input: Q903PC2.j]
M#/elev @bottom 2010-02-11 sC 9119 [Input: U211SC.j]

Contact Association

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Type of contact: latest events 2006-10-08 sC f92 (accumulation D) rests on f64 (accumulation B) [Input: QX08SC.j]
2006-10-08 sC f58 (accumulation B) covers f64 (accumulation B) [Input: QX08SC.j]
Type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2006-08-30 sc q158 (bones, pottery) sits in f64 (accumulation B) [Input: Q904PC4.j]
2006-08-30 cc q159 (pottery) sits in f64 (accumulation B) [Input: Q904PC4.j]
2006-08-31 vn q176 (pottery) sits in f64 (accumulation B) [Input: Q904PC4.j]
2006-08-31 sc q178 (pottery) sits in f64 (accumulation B) [Input: Q904PC4.j]
2006-09-12 sc q271 (bones, pottery) sits in f64 (accumulation B) [Input: Q910CC.j]
2006-09-12 pc q272 (pottery) sits in f64 (accumulation B) [Input: Q910CC.j]
Type of contact: earliest events 2006-10-08 sC f64 (accumulation B) covers f163 (tannur (feature)) [Input: QX08SC.j]

Time Sequencing

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Stratum (to which element belongs) 2010-02-14 sC s16MZA [Input: U214SC2.j]
Phase (to which element belongs) 2010-02-14 !! h65MZA [Input: U214SC2.j]
Stratigraphic reasons of assignment 2010-03-10 sC Assignment based on elevation and analysis of pottery recovered. Similar to features that in J06 are defined as dump, which is the latest event in the area after the brickfall, in consequence of which a lot of materil was dumped to the West). f64 in particular is the upper part of the dump^1. [Input: U310SC.j]
Typological reasons for assignment 2010-03-10 sC Phased to Mittani period by pottery analysis. q129 presents: phase 4 sherds, 1 Khabur, 1 Mittani. q130 presents: Khabur mixed to Mittani. q158 presents: Khabur mixed to Mittani and 1 sherd of phase 4 (mKB Q830). q159 presents Mittani sherds and it includes as well phase 4 and 1 possible phase 5 sherds (mKB Q903). [Input: U310SC.j]
Notes on time sequencing 2006-08-30 mKB Mittani with some earlier sherds mixed in [Input: Q830MKB.j]
2006-09-03 mKB probably Mittani [Input: Q903MKB.j]



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Ware or Material, species 2010-01-19 sC clayish [Input: U119SC.j]


Analogical Record

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View/drawing of features

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]

2010-03-21 sC [Input: U321SC2.j]


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Notes on disposition 2010-01-19 sC Not removed in 2006 excavation season [Input: U119SC.j]