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1. Overview

Roster Date Author Record
Included in other label 2009-09-14 jW ^eps1 (is) [Input file: T914JW.j]
2022-09-21 jW a23 (installation) [Input file: ZG821jW2.j]
Best definition 2009-08-11 sE stone installation [Input file: T901SE.j]
Summary 2012-12-16 jW Settling basin of river pebbles in k105 below accumulation f253, above stone f257 and accumulation f279, and abutting the bricks of f245 and f255. [Input file: WZ16JW.j]
Best image 2009-08-23 jN
v200 [Input file: T823JN.j]

2. Identification


Roster Date Author Record
Definition 2011-09-04 jW When we first discovered a pebble surface adjacent to the stone stairway, a12, we defined it as a pavement (pv). Further excavation and analysis showed that it was in fact a mass of pebbles behind dam, a11. They were contained by the dam to the south and the stairway or the revetment wall, f41, to the east. Although we have not yet excavated there, the dam had to have been anchored to the west by another wall, which would have provided the western containment for the pebble mass. Although we can only speculate as to the function of the pebbles, it seems likely that they functioned as either a filter or settling basin. For these reasons we have re-defined it as a stone installation (st-is). [Input file: V904JW.j]
Description (summary) 2009-08-11 jW A floor comprised of fist-sized river pebbles that is bounded on the south by wall a11 in k105. The top three steps of f205 are laid atop this surface and it extends north into the north baulk. We found some of the pebbles in the middle of bricks f255, which indicates that at one time a flood of water breached the top of f255. We probably cut the southeast corner of this surface when we excavated stairs, f205, to find the fourth "step," f257. [Input file: T811JW.j]

3. Stratigraphy


Roster Date Author Record
Substantive contradictions 2009-08-13 jW We continued to remove the pebbles of this feature. What had originally appeared to be a single layer pavement is much deeper in many places than one would expect of a floor. It now appears as if it may have been pebble-rich fill to level and stabilize a surface below, which sloped away to the southwest from the Mittani period revetment wall, f41. [Input file: T813JW.j]
Evolution 2009-08-15 jW For the last several days we have removed stones from this feature. fAB noted that it is too thick to be a pavement and it is not a sewage drainage because it is not contained by walls. [Input file: T815JW.j]

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Locus 2009-08-11 sE k105 [Input file: T901SE.j]
Relays (applicable to elements) 2009-08-12 sE 1428 (42999 45863 - 8899 / Relay location: NE corner) [Input file: T812SE-R.j]
2009-08-12 sE 1429 (42747 45932 - 9083 / Relay location: SE corner) [Input file: T812SE-R.j]
2009-08-12 sE 1430 (42824 45685 - 8881 / Relay location: SW corner) [Input file: T812SE-R.j]
2009-08-12 sE 1431 (43043 45683 - 8929 / Relay location: NW corner) [Input file: T812SE-R.j]
M#/elev @top 2009-08-11 sE m6172 [Input file: T901SE.j]
Height @top 2009-08-11 sE 36 [Input file: T901SE.j]
H-eye @top 2009-08-11 sE 160 [Input file: T901SE.j]
M#/elev @bottom 2009-08-11 sE 8841 [Input file: T901SE.j]

Contact Association

Roster Date Author Record
Type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2009-08-11 jN q398 (bones, pottery) sits in f254 (stone installation) [Input file: T813JN.j]
2009-08-12 jN q405 (items) sits in f254 (stone installation) [Input file: T813JN.j]
2009-08-13 eA i59 (figurine) sits in f254 (stone installation) [Input file: T820SE2.j]
2009-08-13 jN q410 (bones, pottery) sits in f254 (stone installation) [Input file: T813JN.j]
2009-08-15 eA q422 (bones, pottery) sits in f254 (stone installation) [Input file: T819SE1.j]
2009-08-16 jN q428 (bones, pottery) sits in f254 (stone installation) [Input file: T819SE1.j]
Type of contact: earliest events 2012-12-31 jW f246 (pavement, type c) covers f254 (stone installation) [Input file: WZ31JW.j]
2012-12-31 jW f253 (accumulation D) covers f254 (stone installation) [Input file: WZ31JW.j]
2012-12-31 jW f254 (stone installation) abuts f245 (wall) [Input file: WZ31JW.j]
2012-12-31 jW f254 (stone installation) abuts f255 (wall) [Input file: WZ31JW.j]
2012-12-31 jW f254 (stone installation) abuts f277 (stone installation) [Input file: WZ31JW.j]
2012-12-31 jW f254 (stone installation) covers f279 (accumulation C) [Input file: WZ31JW.j]
2012-12-31 jW f257 (stone installation) abuts f254 (stone installation) [Input file: WZ31JW.j]

Time Sequencing

Roster Date Author Record
Stratum (to which element belongs) 2012-10-16 jW s180aJ5B (Dam to control water) [Input file: WX16JW.j]
Phase (to which element belongs) 2012-10-16 !! h7fJ5B [Input file: WX16JW.j]

4. Typology


Roster Date Author Record
Ware or Material, species 2009-08-11 sE so [Input file: T901SE.j]
Texture, surface finish 2009-08-11 sE includes many medium-size pebbles [Input file: T901SE.j]

6. Reference

Analogical Record

Roster Date Author Record
View/drawing of features

2009-08-11 eA [Input file: T819JN.j]

2009-08-12 jN [Input file: T819JN.j]

2009-08-12 jN [Input file: T819JN.j]

2009-08-13 jN [Input file: T819JN.j]

2009-08-17 jN [Input file: T819JN.j]

2009-08-17 jN [Input file: T819JN.j]

2009-08-17 jN [Input file: T819JN.j]

2009-08-18 jN [Input file: T819JN.j]

2009-08-18 jN [Input file: T819JN.j]

2009-08-24 jN [Input file: T830JN.j]

2009-08-25 jN [Input file: T830JN.j]

2009-08-30 jN [Input file: T901JN.j]

2009-08-30 jN [Input file: T901JN.j]

2009-08-30 jN [Input file: T901JN.j]