Unit Book J4


Processed on 2023-11-19


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Category !! !! installation
Best definition 2010-01-19 !! glacis [Input: U119SC.j]
Best image 2010-02-04 sC L_V19d3105 J4v53a Q902 dM [Input: U204SC.j]



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Definition 2010-01-19 sC glacis [Input: U119SC.j]
Description (summary) 2010-02-04 sC f77 is a very hard and compact layer sloping toward the south portion of the locus. The feature is not well preserved in the whole locus (in the top part comes apart in chunks). It is light brown in colour with some dark reddish inclusions, which are visible throughout the whole (top) surface. We recognise this feature to be a glacis layer (i.e., a coating hard surface done with mud mixed to small calcite inclusions and, sometimes, small sherds, which usually, lying flat) as it has been already exposed in J03 unit. In some small areas of k82, f77 is badly preserved, in particular where f77 abuts some isolated limestones located in the N and W portion of the locus and where it abuts wall J02 f129; we have noticed that some Baqaya is underneath the glacis layer (below some of the isolated limestones, as visible in v53). [Input: U204SC.j]



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Notes on recovery 2010-02-16 sC f77, the glacis layer that was layed down on top of the mound in Phase 63-MZA in k82, is the same as f127 in k72. We assigned two different feature numbers to this glacis layers because the feature was initially dug in two different loci and because it was overlayed by the E baulk of k82 (f123); once f123 was removed, was clear that f77 was the same as f127. [Input: U216SC3.j]

Volumetric Localization

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Locus 2006-08-30 sc k82 [Input: Q903PC3.j]
Elevation 2010-01-19 sC not excavated@bottom [Input: U119SC.j]
M#/elev @top 2006-08-30 sc 9103 [Input: Q903PC3.j]

Contact Association

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Type of contact: latest events 2006-10-08 sC f78 (accumulation D) abuts f77 (glacis) [Input: QX08SC.j]
2010-01-18 sC f51 (accumulation D) covers f77 (glacis) [Input: U118SC.j]
2006-10-08 sC f71 (accumulation D) covers f77 (glacis) [Input: QX08SC.j]
2006-10-08 sC f75 (accumulation D) covers f77 (glacis) [Input: QX08SC.j]
Type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2006-09-09 pC q233 (pottery) sits in f77 (glacis) [Input: Q910VN.j]
Type of contact: earliest events 2006-10-08 sC f77 (glacis) abuts f78 (accumulation D) [Input: QX08SC.j]
2006-10-08 sC f77 (glacis) covers f95 (mix) [Input: QX08SC.j]

Time Sequencing

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Stratum (to which element belongs) 2010-02-15 sC s18MZA [Input: U215SC.j]
Phase (to which element belongs) 2010-02-15 !! h63MZA [Input: U215SC.j]
Stratigraphic reasons of assignment 2010-03-10 sC Assignment based on elevation and on nature accumulation; it shares elevation and characteristics with dateable features in adjacent locus (k72) [Input: U310SC.j]



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Ware or Material, species 2010-01-19 sC clay mixed to bakaya [Input: U119SC.j]
Hardness, compaction 2010-01-19 sC very hard and compact [Input: U119SC.j]
Texture, surface finish 2010-01-19 sC very fine clay, while baqaya is very coarse [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: U321SC3.j]


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