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--I.riI705A local farmer with fields north of the tell wants to dig a well to irrigate his cotton crop. The well will be located just outside the outer city walls. We have decided to participate by initiating a sounding in the form of a 4 meter by 4 meter square to be dug by our workmen over the next several days to a depth of about three meters. This is an opportunity to determine if there is evidence of occupation in this sector and, if so, what time period. A 1987 sounding to the west, just inside the outer wall, yielded a layer of pebbles, pottery and clean soil. When the foundations for 15 poles for high-voltage power line passing to the north of the tell were dug, the five nearest the perimeter of the tell yielded pottery andartifacts, while the other ten did not. One of the five is just to the southeast of this sounding. [I706JLW.J]
-DYI705work began slowly as logistical problems in getting men and equipment to the worksite were resolved. The farmer provided workmen with shelter and cool water, which will be repeated on a daily basis. After the first pick run, the soil changed color and consistency, becoming more moist and darker. A half-bag of pottery and a pieced of a figurine were found at this level. Several of the sherds were preliminarily evaluated to be Ninevite V. After several more pick runs, the soil began to take on a more densely packed consistency, yielding another half-bag of pottery and apart of a flint blade. When cleaned and scraped at the end of the day, there was little sign of human occupation aside from the pottery. For example therewas no ash and only a part of one bone was found near the surface. There were some laminated areas where water had collected and evaporated, and it is possible that the compaction we observed was a result of working the fields. Although the surface soil was Munsell 10YR 6/3 pale brown, it quickly darkened to Munsell 10YR4/4, dark yellowish brown. [I706JLW.J]
-DYI708amount of pottery found increasing with depth. Pick runs proceeding quickly. At an approximate depth of 100 cm, found seal impression just before breakfast. Found another just after breakfast, and noticed a distinct soil change. Color is Munsell 10YR 5/4, yellowish brown, and a more granular texture. Assigned f4 and designated as accumulation. Immediately began excavating with small picks. Found more clay lumps, bone, pottery and lithics. Scraped and scored baulk to separate f3 and f4. Scraped bottom and detected evidence of occupation, including charcoal pieces and other evidence of organic mixing of soil, including a "greasy" feel as the trowel passed over the soil. Ended by careful scraping and leveling to prepare for better inspection in morning light by gB on early I709. mKB visited site to look at pottery sample and at second seal impression. She equated pottery at this level with Temple BA, about 2400 BC. [I708JLW.J]
-DYI709sixteen workmen under the direction of Abdul Kareem. jW and jL on site full time to monitor progress. Installed tent to provide shade to increase productivity and to lessen contrast to aid visibility of features and artifacts [I711JLW.J]
-DYI711cleaned and scraped entire locus in preparation for v4. Scraped entire locus after first pick run. Surface becoming far more greasy and color changing to dark brown, Munsell 7.5YR4/4. No red or gray patches. Saw a few light patches of accumulation with scattered whiteish stones. [I711JLW.J]
-DY.riI715jW and jL drew sections of all baulks. [I715JLW.J]
-MKI713south marker loosened sometime after work hours in I712. No longer being used for relays. [I714JLW.J]
-MKI715bP on scene to measure relative elevations on control points "S" (designated m1869) and "W" (designated m1870). Also measured relative elevations of pins used to draw sections. jW and jL also measured the relative elevation of section pins using CP "W", string and a line level. In addition, the top of CP "S" is 10 cm below the top of CP "W" and the ground next to CP "S" is 30 cm below the top of CP "W". [I715JLW.J]
-MK.riI709markers not yet surveyed, and due to other commitments, it may be several more days before this takes place. To preserve some of the record in case the relay markers (designated S (south) and W (west)) are accidentially displaced, made a series of reference measurements using the nearest power line pylon. To verify the relative accurcy of the relays we also measured the distance of the relay markers from the appropriate square corners. See Sketch 3 for details. [I709JLW.J]
-MK.riI720bP and jW on site to measure distances for obtaining coordinates for markers. Also measured in NE, NW and SW corners of k1. Also measured distances to extant square corners. SW to NW is 400 cm, NW to NE is 398 cm, and SW to NE is 565 cm. [I721JLW.J]
-MK.riI721bP and jW on site to measure angles for obtaining angles for markers. [I721JLW.J]
-SGI705A number of workmen will be available over the next week or so until the excavations near the temple by the German archaeological team begin. We plan to deploy 16 of them to rapidly excavate the square under the supervision of Abdul Kareem. The work will be monitored by jW and jL, who will periodically visit the site, evaluate progress, assign feature numbers and examine artifactual material. A separate book (OH2) has been assigned and will be maintained by jW and jL. We expect to reach the 3 meter level in 4 or 5 workdays. [I706JLW.J]
-SGI705tomorrow (I707) we plan to first clean and straighten the baulk line, particularly on the north side, then accelerate the pace of the digging. We can do this because of the relative sterility of the soil. If evidence of occupation is found we will slow the pace to explore the evidence. [I706JLW.J]
-SGI711continue to excavate across the entire locus with small picks. Be alert to the possibility of containment, either vertically or horizontally. Scrape the entire locus following dirt removal. being prepared to screen if necessary. Confirm relative positions of markers and corners of the squares since the latter are being loosened as the work progresses. [I711JLW.J]
-SGI712excavate in north half of square to depth of 50 cm. [I712JLW.J]
-SGI714with the arrival of the team of German archaeologists, the focus of excavations will shift to Area BA. The excavation work here is finished. Tomorrow morning jW and jL will draw the sections of the west and north baulks. At some time thereafter, the features will be labeled, the surfaces will be covered with plastic and the excavation will be covered with the backdirt. [I714JLW.J]
-SGI715complete data entry on all files. Archive, then meet with gB to identify remaining items to complete global record. Use Photoshop to prepare baulk sections in final form. [I715JLW.J]
-WKI705sixteen workmen have been assigned, consisting of large picks and support. [I706JLW.J]
-WKI711fifteen workmen under the direction of Abdul Kareem. jW and jL are on site full time to monitor progress and record data. [I711JLW.J]
-WK.riI707sixteen workmen have been assigned under the direction of Abdul Kareem. jW and jL are visiting the site periodically to monitor progress and inspect findings. [I707JLW.J]
-WK.riI708sixteen workmen assigned under the supervision of Abdul Kareem. Soon after work began, Akmed Hassan excused from worksite for illness. [I708JLW.J]
-WK.riI712continuing to excavate with 16 workmen under the supervision of Abdul Kareem. jW and jL on site to monitor and evaluate. [I712JLW.J]
-WK.riI713again excavating with 16 workmen under the direction of Abdul Kareem. Suleman still not fully functional due to back injury of I712. jW and jL on scene full time to monitor progress. [I714JLW.J]
-WK.riI714six workmen under the direction of Abdul Kareem to engage in final cleanup and preparation for final photographs. [I714JLW.J]
F0001A21I708ts [I708JLW.J]
F0001B11I708surface soil layer approximately 10 cm deep. [I708JLW.J]
F0001K05I708pale brown [I708JLW.J]
F0001K06I70810YR6/3 [I708JLW.J]
F0001K08I708fine and dusty with considerable vegetative matter. [I708JLW.J]
F0001O01I707v0004 [I714JL.J]
F0001O01I713v0005 [I714JL.J]
F0002A21I708so [I708JLW.J]
F0002B11I708soil immediately below surface soil, approximately 20 cm deep. [I708JLW.J]
F0002C01I705mKB examined the pottery, which contained one decorated sherd. Most of the sherds could tentatively be attributed to the third millennium. There is a third millennium cemetery to the south of where we are now digging, a third millennium house was partially excavated on the main tell, and Ninevite V sherds have been found in excavations for our own well and for a buried power cable. mKB reminds us that Urkesh was an early third millennium city. She showed examples of decorated bowls, large and small cups with pointed bases, and stands with cutouts or painted designs. [I706JLW.J]
F0002K05I708dark yellowish brown [I708JLW.J]
F0002K06I70810YR4/4 [I708JLW.J]
F0002K08I708compacted, but not easily penetrated by pick. Some laminations, perhaps as the result of plowing. [I708JLW.J]
F0002O01I707v0004 [I714JL.J]
F0002O01I713v0005 [I714JL.J]
F0003A21I708so [I708JLW.J]
F0003B11I708soil immediately below soil f2. Uniform in color and texture. [I708JLW.J]
F0003C01I708almost impossible to differentiate f2 and f3 in baulk. f3 soil has vertical laminations and is similar to soil from south well (OP2k1f1) being excavated privately and monitored by us. [I708JLW.J]
F0003F02I707<5si q0003 [I714JL.J]
F0003F02I707<5si q0004 [I714JL.J]
F0003K05I708dark yellowish brown [I708JLW.J]
F0003K06I70810YR4/4 [I708JLW.J]
F0003K08I708compacted and clumped more than f2, but the same color. [I708JLW.J]
F0003O01I707v0004 [I714JL.J]
F0003O01I713v0005 [I714JL.J]
F0004A21I711ac [I712JLW.J]
F0004B11I711grayish brown hard-packed accumulation across entire locus. Powdery residue after scraping, but the surface is greasy when scraped, perhaps from the presence of organic material . Very clear dividing line between soil f3 and this feature, which seems to demarcate the lower limits of plowing. [I712JLW.J]
F0004K05I711yellowish brown [I712JLW.J]
F0004K06I71110YR5/4 [I712JLW.J]
F0004O01I707v0004 [I714JL.J]
F0004O01I713v0005 [I714JL.J]
F0005A21I709subfloor [I711JLW.J]
F0005B11I709noticed a difference in soil texture as west half of k1 was scraped. Soil surface hard with small reddish pockets in tan base as compared with greasy uniform red-brown surface of accumulation of f4. First pick run yielding less pottery than in f4. Also, fewer charcoal pockets. [I711JLW.J]
F0005C01I711as excavation proceeds, subfloor material becoming moist and sticky. Several pieces of creamy-white plaster appearing along south baulk. [I712JLW.J]
F0005F02711<5si q0012 [-I714JL.J]
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F0005F02711<5si q0014 [-I714JL.J]
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F0005F02I709<5si i0008 [I714JL.J]
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F0005F02I711<5si i0011 [I714JL.J]
F0005K05I709dark yellowish brown [I711JLW.J]
F0005K05I711dark brown [I712JLW.J]
F0005K06I70910YR4/4 [I711JLW.J]
F0005K06I7117.5YR4/4 [I712JLW.J]
F0005O01I707v0004 [I714JL.J]
F0005O01I713v0005 [I714JL.J]
F0006A21I710ho [I714JL.J]
F0006A21I712ho [I712JLW.J]
F0006B11I712vertical hole from tap root of plant. Dark organic material in hole averaging 2-4 cm in diameter. Originally, I thought it was a post hole until I saw part of root. [I712JLW.J]
F0006D01I710k1 [I714JL.J]
F0006D03I72010 (91970 90141 - 7695) [I720JLWR.J]
F0006D06I7100 @top [I714JL.J]
F0007A21I710rh [I714JL.J]
F0007A21I712rh [I712JLW.J]
F0007B11I712oblique hole about 50 cm long which began at a stone and rambled in a generally SW direction. Diameter about 5 cm. [I712JLW.J]
F0007D01I710k1 [I714JL.J]
F0007D03I72012 (91832 89928 - 7672) [I720JLWR.J]
F0007D06I7100 @top [I714JL.J]
F0008A21I710lm [I714JL.J]
F0008B11I713scraped after first pick run. General conditions noted today by gB still apply. More charcoal flakes and more stones are evident. Stones are concentrated in NE corner and in region to south of pedistaled stones. Laminations present in all parts of N half of square. [I714JLW.J]
F0008B11I713scraped after second pick run. The consistency and texture of the laminations began to change, particularly in the western part. Soil became more powdery and took on a more reddish hue. Also somwhat drier. Laminations still clearly evident. [I714JLW.J]
F0008B11I713the pile of six stones seems to have been placed rather than randomly deposited. [I714JLW.J]
F0008C01I712soil in northeast quadrant beneath f5 continues to show clear evidence of laminations and moisture retention noted by GB on I711. Residue after scraping resembles chocolate shavings. Surface extremely greasy, making it difficult to cut with a trowel. [I712JLW.J]
F0008C02I713we will pedistal the stones as we excavate, only in order to retain a point of reference. [I714JLW.J]
F0008D01I710k1 [I714JL.J]
F0008D06I7100 @top [I714JL.J]
F0008F02I713<5si q0019 [I714JL.J]
F0008F02I713<5si q0021 [I714JL.J]
F0008F02I715>0co f0010 [I715JLW.J]
F0008F02I715>0co f0011 [I715JLW.J]
F0008K05I712dark brown [I712JLW.J]
F0008K06I7127.5YR4/3 [I712JLW.J]
F0008O01I713v0005 [I714JL.J]
F0008O01I713v0005a [I714JL.J]
F0008O01I713v0005b [I714JL.J]
F0008O01I713v0007 [I714JL.J]
F0009A21I710ac [I714JL.J]
F0009A21I712ac [I712JLW.J]
F0009B11I712accumulation below f5 in NW quadrant. Wetter and more greasy than f5 fill, with no inclusions of gray or red material. Drier than f8 laminations. Greasy surface, but scraping residue is powdery, compared with chocolate shaving residue of f8. Seems to be a clear demarcation between f8 and f9 down middle of square. [I712JLW.J]
F0009D01I710k1 [I714JL.J]
F0009D06I7100 @top [I714JL.J]
F0009K05I712brown [I712JLW.J]
F0009K06I7127.5YR5/4 [I712JLW.J]
F0010A21I713lamination [I714JLW.J]
F0010A21I713lm [I714JL.J]
F0010B11I713dark soil patch NE corner of k1. Patch is eliptical with long axis 110 cm running N-S. One end of the long side touches the east baulk. The short axis is 70 cm. One end of the short side touches the north baulk. Soil within is Munsell 7.5YR4/3, dark brown. Surrounding soil is Munsell 7.5YR4/6, strong brown. A few red streaks run more or less vertically through the feature. Some charcoal bits and fist-sized stones also inside. [I714JLW.J]
F0010B11I715see Sketch 5 for approximate location. [I715JLW.J]
F0010D01I713k1 [I714JL.J]
F0010D06I7130 @top [I714JL.J]
F0010F02I713<5si q0020 [I714JL.J]
F0010F02I715<0co f0008 [I715JLW.J]
F0010K05I713dark brown [I714JLW.J]
F0010K06I7137.5YR4/3 [I714JLW.J]
F0011A21I713fill [I714JL.J]
F0011A21I713fill [I714JLW.J]
F0011B11I713semi-eliptical paatch of hard, reddish material with pea-size inclusions, resembling packing extending south about 50 cm from the middle of the baulk. [I714JLW.J]
F0011B11I715feature just emerging. Roughly trianular shape with point due south extending 40 cm into k1. See sketch 5. [I715JLW.J]
F0011D01I713k1 [I714JL.J]
F0011D06I7130 @top [I714JL.J]
F0011F02I715<0co f0008 [I715JLW.J]
F0011K05I713yellowish red [I714JLW.J]
F0011K06I7135YR4/6 [I714JLW.J]
F0012A21I720ac [I721JLW.J]
F0012B11I720wedge of soil appearing in the W and S baulks layered between plowed soil (f3) and accumulation (f4). Stratigraphically it intrudes into what should logically be f4. It has more of the color of f4 and more of the texture of f3. this supports gB's conclusion that f12 was formed when a sufficient number of rodent burrows weakened f4, causing its collapse. Soil from f3 then intruded into f4 to wind up below the plowline, mixed with f3. [I721JLW.J]
F0012K05I720light brown [I721JLW.J]
F0012K06I7207.5YR6/4 [I721JLW.J]
I0001D03I7201 (92101 89958 - 7707) [I720JLWR.J]
I0002D03I7202 (91998 89978 - 7704) [I720JLWR.J]
I0003D03I7203 (91785 89986 - 7704) [I720JLWR.J]
I0004D03I7204 (91775 90027 - 7705) [I720JLWR.J]
I0005D03I7205 (91782 90106 - 7702) [I720JLWR.J]
I0006BA1I709sl [I714JL.J]
I0006BA2I7091 [I714JL.J]
I0006BA3I7092.6 [I714JL.J]
I0006BA4I7091.5 [I714JL.J]
I0006BA8I709brown [I714JL.J]
I0006D01I709k1 [I714JL.J]
I0006D03I7206 (91778 89782 - 7694) [I720JLWR.J]
I0006F02I709>5si f0005 [I714JL.J]
I0006G03I709associated q-lot: 10 [I714JL.J]
I0007BA1I709bd [I714JL.J]
I0007BA2I7090.4 [I714JL.J]
I0007BA5I7091.3 [I714JL.J]
I0007BA8I709tan [I714JL.J]
I0007D01I709k1 [I714JL.J]
I0007D03I7207 (92066 90144 - 7695) [I720JLWR.J]
I0007F02I709>5si f0005 [I714JL.J]
I0007G03I709associated q-lot: 11 [I714JL.J]
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I0008BA8I709brown [I714JL.J]
I0008D01I709k1 [I714JL.J]
I0008D03I7208 (91949 90130 - 7695) [I720JLWR.J]
I0008F02I709>5si f0005 [I714JL.J]
I0008G03I709associated q-lot: 11 [I714JL.J]
I0009BA1I709sl [I714JL.J]
I0009BA2I7092.0 [I714JL.J]
I0009BA3I7093.1 [I714JL.J]
I0009BA4I7092.5 [I714JL.J]
I0009BA8I709brown [I714JL.J]
I0009D01I709k1 [I714JL.J]
I0009D03I7209 (92083 90171 - 7695) [I720JLWR.J]
I0009F02I709>5si f0005 [I714JL.J]
I0009G03I709associated q-lot: 11 [I714JL.J]
I0010D03I72011 (91789 89806 - 7685) [I720JLWR.J]
I0011BA1I711sl [I714JL.J]
I0011BA2I7111.1 [I714JL.J]
I0011BA3I7111.7 [I714JL.J]
I0011BA4I7111.6 [I714JL.J]
I0011BA8I711brown [I714JL.J]
I0011D01I711k1 [I714JL.J]
I0011D03I72013 (92110 89825 - 7671) [I720JLWR.J]
I0011F02I711>5si f0005 [I714JL.J]
I0011G03I711associated q-lot: 13 [I714JL.J]
I0012D03I72014 (91922 89857 - 7658) [I720JLWR.J]
K0001C01I707excavated about 50 cm across the entire locus of k1. Two bags of pottery were found, a slightly larger amount than on I705. A small amount of bone was also found, but no artifacts. The soil is uniform in color and texture (Munsell 10YR4/4, dark yellowish brown), with vertical laminations. It is similar to the soil being removed from the well north of the tell, OP2 at a depth of greater than two meters. [I707JLW.J]
K0001C02I707on I708 we plan to use the same composition of workforce, but we expect to be able to dig faster since we were delayed today by the illness of the photographer. [I707JLW.J]
K0001D03I72015 (92112 90195 - / Relay location: NE corner) [I720JLWR.J]
K0001D03I72016 (92160 89799 - / Relay location: NW corner) [I720JLWR.J]
K0001D03I72017 (91750 89734 - / Relay location: SW corner) [I720JLWR.J]
K0001D99I718made relative plot of markers, control points and relays using AUTOCAD (the control points have not been surveyed in as of this date). See Drawing 2. The plot indicates that the sealings were more or less evenly distributed over the entire square, correcting an earlier misconception that there were more found in the western portion. [I718JLW.J]
K0001H02I718aF examined saved pottery sherds from OH2 excavation. She noticed signs of erosion on several sherds which resembled those that might occur if they had been transported by flowing water. The sherds that showed the most erosion came from above the plow line (f1 and f3), while a sherd that came from the laminations (f8) was only slightly eroded along the break line. [I718JLW.J]
K0001H03I718although the sample is quite small and may not represent the majority of sherds that were excavated, the wear pattern may be explained by assuming that the laminations were originally contained by a wall or series of walls. Sherds trapped within the laminations were exposed to weathering for a short period of time. After the containment had been "filled", material could be transported across the boundary. Therefore, sherds that ended up in the accumulations of k1 at higher levels would be more worn because they had been transported farther and had been exposed to more weathering. [I718JLW.J]
K0001O01I707v0004 [I714JL.J]
K0001O01I713v0005 [I714JL.J]
K0001O01I713v0005a [I714JL.J]
K0001O01I713v0005b [I714JL.J]
K0001O01I713v0006 [I714JL.J]
K0001O01I713v0007 [I714JL.J]
K0001O99I715sketch 6 shows the relationships between v8-v15 and the elements of k1. [I715JLW.J]
Q0002B21I705qi000201 [I714JL.J]
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Q0021F02I713>5si f0008 [I714JL.J]
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R0003D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
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R0003D13I720m1869: 7857+0-153 [I720JLWR.J]
R0003D14I720223 [I720JLWR.J]
R0003D15I720413 [I720JLWR.J]
R0003D16I720153 [I720JLWR.J]
R0004D04I72091775 [I720JLWR.J]
R0004D05I72090027 [I720JLWR.J]
R0004D06I7207705 [I720JLWR.J]
R0004D08I720i4 [I720JLWR.J]
R0004D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0004D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0004D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0004D13I720m1869: 7857+0-152 [I720JLWR.J]
R0004D14I720230 [I720JLWR.J]
R0004D15I720454 [I720JLWR.J]
R0004D16I720152 [I720JLWR.J]
R0005D04I72091782 [I720JLWR.J]
R0005D05I72090106 [I720JLWR.J]
R0005D06I7207702 [I720JLWR.J]
R0005D08I720i5 [I720JLWR.J]
R0005D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0005D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0005D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0005D13I720m1869: 7857+0-155 [I720JLWR.J]
R0005D14I720283 [I720JLWR.J]
R0005D15I720524 [I720JLWR.J]
R0005D16I720155 [I720JLWR.J]
R0006D04I72091778 [I720JLWR.J]
R0006D05I72089782 [I720JLWR.J]
R0006D06I7207694 [I720JLWR.J]
R0006D08I720i6 [I720JLWR.J]
R0006D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0006D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0006D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0006D13I720m1869: 7857+0-163 [I720JLWR.J]
R0006D14I720245 [I720JLWR.J]
R0006D15I720253 [I720JLWR.J]
R0006D16I720163 [I720JLWR.J]
R0007D04I72092066 [I720JLWR.J]
R0007D05I72090144 [I720JLWR.J]
R0007D06I7207695 [I720JLWR.J]
R0007D08I720i7 [I720JLWR.J]
R0007D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0007D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0007D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0007D13I720m1869: 7857+0-162 [I720JLWR.J]
R0007D14I720543 [I720JLWR.J]
R0007D15I720536 [I720JLWR.J]
R0007D16I720162 [I720JLWR.J]
R0008D04I72091949 [I720JLWR.J]
R0008D05I72090130 [I720JLWR.J]
R0008D06I7207695 [I720JLWR.J]
R0008D08I720i8 [I720JLWR.J]
R0008D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0008D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0008D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0008D13I720m1869: 7857+0-162 [I720JLWR.J]
R0008D14I720432 [I720JLWR.J]
R0008D15I720513 [I720JLWR.J]
R0008D16I720162 [I720JLWR.J]
R0009D04I72092083 [I720JLWR.J]
R0009D05I72090171 [I720JLWR.J]
R0009D06I7207695 [I720JLWR.J]
R0009D08I720i9 [I720JLWR.J]
R0009D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0009D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0009D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0009D13I720m1869: 7857+0-162 [I720JLWR.J]
R0009D14I720570 [I720JLWR.J]
R0009D15I720565 [I720JLWR.J]
R0009D16I720162 [I720JLWR.J]
R0010D04I72091970 [I720JLWR.J]
R0010D05I72090141 [I720JLWR.J]
R0010D06I7207695 [I720JLWR.J]
R0010D07I720root hole [I720JLWR.J]
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R0010D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0010D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0010D13I720m1869: 7857+0-162 [I720JLWR.J]
R0010D14I720456 [I720JLWR.J]
R0010D15I720524 [I720JLWR.J]
R0010D16I720162 [I720JLWR.J]
R0011D04I72091789 [I720JLWR.J]
R0011D05I72089806 [I720JLWR.J]
R0011D06I7207685 [I720JLWR.J]
R0011D08I720i10 [I720JLWR.J]
R0011D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0011D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0011D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0011D13I720m1869: 7857+0-172 [I720JLWR.J]
R0011D14I720242 [I720JLWR.J]
R0011D15I720262 [I720JLWR.J]
R0011D16I720172 [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D04I72091832 [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D05I72089928 [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D06I7207672 [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D07I720rodent hole [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D08I720f7 [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D13I720m1869: 7857+0-185 [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D14I720259 [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D15I720340 [I720JLWR.J]
R0012D16I720185 [I720JLWR.J]
R0013D04I72092110 [I720JLWR.J]
R0013D05I72089825 [I720JLWR.J]
R0013D06I7207671 [I720JLWR.J]
R0013D08I720i11 [I720JLWR.J]
R0013D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0013D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0013D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0013D13I720m1869: 7857+0-186 [I720JLWR.J]
R0013D14I720545 [I720JLWR.J]
R0013D15I720251 [I720JLWR.J]
R0013D16I720186 [I720JLWR.J]
R0014D04I72091922 [I720JLWR.J]
R0014D05I72089857 [I720JLWR.J]
R0014D06I7207658 [I720JLWR.J]
R0014D08I720i12 [I720JLWR.J]
R0014D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0014D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0014D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0014D13I720m1869: 7857+0-199 [I720JLWR.J]
R0014D14I720354 [I720JLWR.J]
R0014D15I720245 [I720JLWR.J]
R0014D16I720199 [I720JLWR.J]
R0015D04I72092112 [I720JLWR.J]
R0015D05I72090195 [I720JLWR.J]
R0015D07I720NE corner [I720JLWR.J]
R0015D08I720k1 [I720JLWR.J]
R0015D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0015D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0015D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0015D14I720607 [I720JLWR.J]
R0015D15I720595 [I720JLWR.J]
R0015D16I720199 [I720JLWR.J]
R0016D04I72092160 [I720JLWR.J]
R0016D05I72089799 [I720JLWR.J]
R0016D07I720NW corner [I720JLWR.J]
R0016D08I720k1 [I720JLWR.J]
R0016D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0016D11I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0016D12I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0016D14I720598 [I720JLWR.J]
R0016D15I720263 [I720JLWR.J]
R0016D16I720199 [I720JLWR.J]
R0017D04I72091750 [I720JLWR.J]
R0017D05I72089734 [I720JLWR.J]
R0017D07I720SW corner [I720JLWR.J]
R0017D08I720k1 [I720JLWR.J]
R0017D10I720t [I720JLWR.J]
R0017D11I720mm1870 [I720JLWR.J]
R0017D12I720mm1869 [I720JLWR.J]
R0017D14I720249 [I720JLWR.J]
R0017D15I720254 [I720JLWR.J]
R0017D16I720199 [I720JLWR.J]
V0001O45I705L_V11d6012 OH2v1 I705 jW.jpg [OH02V11.J]
V0001O99I713informational view taken on the first of excavation to show the general orientation of the square within its present environment. v1 looks south to show k1 set on a small rise of the outer rim of a depression between k1 and the main tell. v1a, to the SW shows k1 against the most prominent and nearest part of the elevated outer perimeter, sometimes speculated to be the outer wall of the city. v1b is a thght view of the square and f1 looking west. [I714JLW.J]
V0001O99I724Informational photos taken on the first day of excavation to show the general orientation of the square and its environment. v1a shows the ridge near k1 while v1b shows workmen excavating topsoil, f1. [V614CJC.J]
V0001AO45I705L_V11d6014 OH2v1a I705 jW.jpg [OH02V11.J]
V0001BO45I705L_V11d6013 OH2v1b I705 jW.jpg [OH02V11.J]
V0002O99I713informational views, taken on the third day of excavation to show general orientation and record the characteristics of the landscape. The digital camera and Freehnd, a computer drawing program, will be used to prepare a template in lieu of marking up Polaroid photos with a pen. [I714JLW.J]
V0003O99I720illustrates the position where the first seal (i1) was found. It was within an accumulation layer (f4), and the photo, looking north, shows f1-f4 in the background. [I721JLW.J]
V0003O99I723Shows where the first sealing was found, within the accumulation layer f4. [V614CJC.J]
V0004O12I707f1,f2,f3,f4,f5 [I714JL.J]
V0004O15I707k1 [I714JL.J]
V0004O21I707m [I714JL.J]
V0004O22I707n [I714JL.J]
V0004O25I711illustrates all the features excavated to date, with particular focus on the soil (f1, f2, f3) and accucumulation (f4, f5) features. It illustrates how they were more or less uniformly layered. The view also shows the absence of containment for the accumulation and the top of a possible pit feature just discovered. [I711JLW.J]
V0004O99I711View looking north showing all the features excavated as of I711, with particular emphasis on the soil (f1, f2, f3) and the accumulation (f4, f5) features. It illustrates that they were uniformly layered and that there is no obvious containment. [V614CJC.J]
V0005O12I713f1,f2,f3,f4,f5,f8 [I714JL.J]
V0005O15I713k1 [I714JL.J]
V0005O21I713m [I714JL.J]
V0005O22I713n [I714JL.J]
V0005O25I713c5318-23 [I714JL.J]
V0005O99I713illustrates the complete stratification of k1 as of this date. Most prominent is f5, a fill and f8 a thick layer of laminations below, which is still being excavated. It is taken to the north and includes f1-5 and f8. It also highlights an organized pile of stones in the NW quadrant that was discovered in the last pick run. Not clear in the picture is the location of a small patch of charcoal in the NW quadrant along the west baulk. v5a is a tight view looking east showing the pile of stones, while v5b is a similar tight view looking west. This view represents an interim stage, for the record, hence we did not call the photographer. [I714JLW.J]
V0005O99I724Shows the complete stratification excavated as of I713. It also highlights a pile of stones in the NW quadrant. [V614CJC.J]
V0005AO12I713f8 [I714JL.J]
V0005AO15I713k1 [I714JL.J]
V0005AO21I713m [I714JL.J]
V0005AO22I713e [I714JL.J]
V0005BO12I713f8 [I714JL.J]
V0005BO15I713k1 [I714JL.J]
V0005BO21I713m [I714JL.J]
V0005BO22I713w [I714JL.J]
V0005BO25I713c5324-25 [I714JL.J]
V0006O15I713k1 [I714JL.J]
V0006O21I713w [I714JL.J]
V0006O22I713w [I714JL.J]
V0006O25I713no template [I714JL.J]
V0006O99I724I took the picture laying low, near surface of tell just outside k1, looking West. Abdel Kareem’s face is visible from within locus, Ahmed Omo is standing on W edge. In the background (and this is the point of the picture) a sharp rise is visible, with VW parked right on top. This rise is likely cover a structure linked with our finds in k1. [V614CJC.J]
V0007O12I713f8 [I714JL.J]
V0007O15I713k1 [I714JL.J]
V0007O22I713e [I714JL.J]
V0007O25I713c5334-35 [I714JL.J]
V0007O99I713identifies the extent and orientation of a circular patch of brown soil within an area of soil that is more red. v7a shows its relationship to the east baulk and to f8 and f5. [I714JLW.J]
V0007O99I725Identifies the extent and orientation of a brown patch of soil (f10), which intrudes into f8. v7a shows its relationship to the East baulk, f5 and f8. [V614CJC.J]
V0008O99I715v8a is a wide shot to show the north baulk's relationship to the rest of the square, including adjacent baulks and the less-excavated south half of the square. v8b is a tight shot to highlight the stones and their relationship to the newly emerging f11. v8c is a tight shot showing the relationship of f10 to f8. [I715JLW.J]
V0008O99I722Final photo of the Northern section at the end of the excavation. [V614CJC.J]
V0009O99I715main view of the Western section of the excavation. Visible are f1-f5 and f8. Also, as in v8, v9 is scored but not marked in the section. Also visible and not scored is a lens or pocket of soil/accumulation between f3 and f4. It has the consistency of f3, but more of the reddish coloration of f4. v9a is a wide shot that shows the relationship of the North, South and West baulks. [I715JLW.J]
V0009O99I722* is location of rodent hole [V614CJC.J]
V0009O99I722Main view of Western section at the end of the excavation season. It shows f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f8, f9, f12, a1 and a2, along with the unexcavated “platform” of f8 in the Southern half of the square. [V614CJC.J]
V0010O99I715main view of the Southern section of the excavation. Visible are f1-f5, f8, the access stairway to the east and a lens or pocket of soil in the western half between f3 and f4. Also appearing in section in the lower portion of the picture is the unexcavated southern half of f8, left when the focus shifted to the north part of the square. [I715JLW.J]
V0010O99I722Final photo of the Southern section at the end of the excavation. [V614CJC.J]
V0011O99I715main view of the Eastern section at the ind of the excavation. Visible are f1-f5 and f8. The access stairway is shown along the southern edge. [I715JLW.J]
V0011O99I722Final photo of the Eastern section at the end of the excavation. [V614CJC.J]
V0012O45I715L_V11d6006 OH2v12 I715 jW.jpg [OH02V11.J]
V0012O99I715view to the Northwest at the end of the excavation showing the perspective from the top of the baulk, looking down into the square. v12a is a tight shot to show the complex relationship between f5, f8 and f9. [I715JLW.J]
V0012O99I722* is location of rodent burrow [V614CJC.J]
V0012O99I722Final photo of the Northwestern corner at the end of the excavation. [V614CJC.J]
V0013O45I715L_V11d6007 OH2v13 I715 jW.jpg [OH02V11.J]
V0013O99I715view to the Southwest at the end of the excavation showing the perspective from the top, looking down into the square. [I715JLW.J]
V0013O99I722Final photo of the Southwestern corner at the end of the excavation. [V614CJC.J]
V0014O45I715L_V11d6008 OH2v14 I715 jW.jpg [OH02V11.J]
V0014O99I715view to the Northeast at the end of the excacavation showing the perspective from the top, looking down into the square. [I715JLW.J]
V0014O99I722Final photo of the Northeast corner at the end of the excavation. [V614CJC.J]
V0015O45I715L_V11d6009 OH2v15 I715 jW.jpg [OH02V11.J]
V0015O99I715view to the Southeast at the end of the excavation showing the perspective from the top, looking down into the square. [I715JLW.J]
V0015O99I722Final photo of the Southwestern corner at the end of the excavation. [V614CJC.J]
V0016O99I725General view from the North. OH2 in the foreground, with tell in background; VW on slope from top of ridge; John behind VW to mark top of ridge; tent in depression; Mozan village on right simulates what ancient structures in OH2 would look like. Ismail’s truck against wall of dig house indicates distance, since it is about as long as VW [V614CJC.J]
W0003O45I715L_W11d0401 OH2w003 I715 jW.JPG [OH02W11.J]
W0004O45I715L_W11d0402 OH2w004 I715 jW.JPG [OH02W11.J]
W0005O45I715L_W11d0403 OH2w005 I715 jW.JPG [OH02W11.J]
W0006O45I715L_W11d0404 OH2w006 I715 jW.jpg [OH02W11.J]
W0007O45I715L_W11d0405 OH2w007 I715 jW.JPG [OH02W11.J]

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