Processed on 2022-09-11.
||several procedural errors occurred in the first days of the season with respect to the consequences of improperly writing labels on pottery lot tags. Pottery is processed by local workmen and women who have a limited command of English. When data such as the lot number and the date are not in their correct position on the tag prepared in the field, one number can easily be substituted for the other. In this case, the date, T721, was written in a space where the q-lot number, q291, normally appears. As a result, the pottery was recorded as belonging to q721. The error was not noticed until two months later when the pottery statistics were entered into the UGR. By this time the body sherds had been analyzed, recorded, and discarded and the count of the shape sherds in the most likely q-lot and feature number (q291 in f204) did not match the statistical entries. Field personnel must be alert to the possible problems associated with faulty labels and strive write correctly and neatly.
[Input file: T924JW.j]
|Notes on typology
||Mittani shapes: 1 jar with wide flat rim and rib at the base of the flaring neck, other wide rim bowls or jars, 1 Mittani painted body sherd, 1 footed base, 1 ring base. Phase 1 shapes: small bowl, jar with interior groove (possibly Phase 3).
[Input file: S817MKB.j]