Unit Book J4


Processed on 2023-11-19



Roster Date Author Record
Description (summary) 2010-02-16 sC Building activities [Input: U216SC.j]
2010-02-16 sC In J04 unit, few are the features that can be ascribed to this stratum: the lower portion of f121 and all the feature below this: f150, f158 and f160. f158 (togheter with the lower portion of f150) is the same as J6f164 (cfr. J6f164), a red accumulation found in the east baulk of k84 in the 2008-2009 excavation season when this locus was dug as part of J06 area (k100 was turned into J6k84). When, toward the end of the 2006 excavation season, we expose these features while doing a sounding in k100, we did not understand properly the nature of the layers found below f121 and f124 within this locus, since, the pottery analysis of this feature indicate the presence of Calcholitic sherds (mKB, communication to J04 and all Mozan staff, at the end of the 2006 excavation season). It was unclear how was possible to find, right below accumulations dated to the Mittani Period (Phase 63-MZA) layers dated to the 3rd Millennium BC. However, the excavations carried out in 2008-9 in J06 unit showed a similar stratigraphical situation. From these excavations was cleared that J6f164 (which corresponds to f158 and f160) is a fill located east of wall J2f129) and had the function of a glacis layer made to protect the stone wall located immediatly on the west (J2f129, for this, please, see J6f164), and the pottery recovederd was rich in Chalcolithic sherds which was the same situation as we found in 2006 while digging f158 and f160. On the basis of the equivalence of J6f164 to f158 and f160 it is possible to assigne these feature to Phase 32, and thus, within s49. It is probably in this stratum that also f10 was built, as part of the building activities on the western side of the temple mound, as suggested by the result of the investigations carried out in the 2009 excavation season; from the information gathered in the last two excavation seasons, it seems that f10 could to be an extension of the revetment wall. In the beginning of the 2006 excavation season, we thought that f10 could have been a possible extension -on the east- of the secondary Apron (J2f131) supposing it to be a specular structure of the secondary Apron as it exposed in J02 unit (for this, please, cfr. Presupposition), altought it was located definitely higher in elevation as this was exposed in J02 (for the new interpretation of f10, please, cfr. J06 f218). [Input: U216SC.j]


Time Sequencing

Roster Date Author Record
Features included within stratum 2010-02-16 sC f10 (wall), f50 (accumulation), f121 (brickfall), f150 (same as J06^glacis 3), f158 (same as J06^glacis 3), f160 (same as J06^glacis 3) [Input: U216SC.j]
Phase (to which element belongs) 2010-02-16 sC h32MZA [Input: U216SC.j]