Unit Book J5


Processed on 2023-12-15


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Category !! !! clay artifact
Best definition 2008-07-31 lH figurine [Input: S802DL3.j]
Best image 2021-10-13 !! [Input: J05_VWX.j]



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Reference to q-lot !! !! q120 (bones, pottery)


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Definition 2008-08-02 sNP figurine [Input: S802SNP.j]
Description (summary) 2008-08-02 sNP bust of a human figurine, missing head and arms. Hole on the lower part, probably for standing or applying to a bigger object or surface. On the back, a set of small circular scattered holes. [Input: S802SNP.j]


Volumetric Localization

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Locus 2008-07-31 lH k3.6 [Input: S802DL3.j]
Origin of elevation 2008-07-31 lH broken [Input: S802DL3.j]
Tie to elevation 2008-07-31 lH female figurine [Input: S802DL3.j]
Length of two sides 2008-07-31 lH 2.6 [Input: S802DL3.j]
2008-07-31 lH cl [Input: S802DL3.j]
Start elevation for q-lots 2008-07-31 lH gray [Input: S802DL3.j]

Contact Association

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Type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2008-07-31 lH q120.1 (figurine) sits in f5.8 [Input: S802DL3.j]
2008-07-31 !! q120.1 (figurine) sits in f75 (accumulation D) [Input: S802DL2.j]

Time Sequencing

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Stratum (to which element belongs) 2012-10-16 !! s120J5B [Input: WX16JW.j]
Phase (to which element belongs) 2012-10-16 !! h7vJ5B [Input: WX16JW.j]



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Height 2008-08-02 sNP 4.3 [Input: S802SNP.j]
Length 2008-08-02 sNP 6.4 [Input: S802SNP.j]
Width 2 or diameter of body 2008-08-02 sNP 2.85 [Input: S802SNP.j]


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Ware or Material, species 2008-08-02 sNP cl [Input: S802SNP.j]
Color 2008-08-02 sNP pale yellow [Input: S802SNP.j]
Color number (Munsell) 2008-08-02 sNP 8/3 5Y [Input: S802SNP.j]
Condition 2008-08-02 sNP broken [Input: S802SNP.j]
Notes on items 2014-03-30 rAH    This is purportedly "a human figurine"; photograph V21d4766 could possibly be construed as such a representation. Remember, however: humanoid figurines were meant to be seen in an erect posture, whether they have bases that would permit them to stand or not (think of certain foundation pegs that terminate in a point, not a flat base).
   Thus, the photographic documentation should consistently demonstrate the item in a posture that would support the conjecture offered.
   V21d4768: the flat portion of the figurine is of interest; is this the actual "back" of the humanoid?
   As seen in V21d4769, the puncture in the base (??) of the figurine bears comment. The figurine itself is not hollow; thus, this must've been a receptacle for a stick or dowel that enabled the figurine to stand, as the excavator surmised. This flat surface and its hole do seem an apt termination.
   V21d4766 is the most convincing view in support of the claim that this is a humanoid. The "set of small circular scattered holes" on the "back" of the figurine are merely depositional marks; it is important to distinguish such markings from intentional decoration. [Input: Y401JW1.j]


Analogical Record

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Photo of individual elements (studio)

2021-10-13 !!! [Input: J05_VWX.j]

2021-10-13 !!! [Input: J05_VWX.j]

2021-10-13 !!! [Input: J05_VWX.j]

2021-10-13 !!! [Input: J05_VWX.j]


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Storage 2009-09-25 !! ZSB 001-004 [Input: J05ZSB.j]