J3f38

File: /MZ/A/J03/D/F/0038.HTM
Processed on 07-13-2016
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Labeling/Designation
Category 2005-8-15!! fill, dumping, collapse [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
Definition 2005-8-15gM ~fi [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
Summary 2012-10-7jW Middle Mittani natural accumulation in k12( covering fill f42) which forms the bottom layer of the foundation of apron f10. [Input file: WX07JW1.J / WX07JW1.-J]
Best image 2006-4-20 jW

v43

Description/Count
Description 2005-8-15rE Packed fill throughout k12, north of monumental wall, f11. This feature was originally classified as an accumulation as we excavated the top part of the typological column, k102. When we encountered the third millennium terrace, f50, just underneath, we realized that the accumulation, f38, may be able to yield definite information as to when it went out of use, whether or not, significant human activity occurred on it. The nature of this feature was only fully understood after we carefully examined the west baulk of k12 at the close of excavations. Although we once saw feature f38 as a living accumulation atop a thick layer of bakhia, f50, we now see that it is a thick layer of compacted fill. Furthermore, it is overlain by a higher layer of compacted fill, f34, which itself was covered by the remains of a higher layer of bakiah, f83. There are at least three colors associated with f38, which indicates that it was a compacted mass of material from several sources. Further examination of f38 as seen in the west baulk indicates that there is another distinct layer of compacted material, f90, underneath f38 and atop the bakhia, f50. The most logical explanation is that the mound was partially constructed and capped by f50, then completed later by adding more fill ( f90, f38, f34) and capping it with another layer of bakhia, f83, which is poorly preserved. [Input file: Q302JW1.J / Q302JW1.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2005-8-18jW We are excavating carefully the this accumulation, f38, which covers the bakhia surface of the terrace, f50, directly underneath. Analysis of the sherds may give us clues as to when this part of the temple complex was in use and then abandoned or changed. [Input file: P818JW1.J / P818JW1.-J]

Volumetric localization
Locus 2005-8-15gM k12 [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
Elevation 2005-8-15gM 9136 @bottom [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
2005-8-15gM 9143 @top [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]

Contact association
Type of contact: Latest events 2005-8-22rE f34 (fi) covers f38 [Input file: P824GM.J / P824GM.-J]
Type of contact: Contemporary events/Movable items 2005-8-22rE i5 (ba) sits in f38 [Input file: P823GM1.J / P823GM1.-J]
2005-8-16gM q54 sits in f38 [Input file: P823GM3.J / P823GM3.-J]
2005-8-17gM q73 sits in f38 [Input file: P823GM3.J / P823GM3.-J]
2005-8-17gM q74 sits in f38 [Input file: P823GM3.J / P823GM3.-J]
2005-8-18gM q75 sits in f38 [Input file: P823GM3.J / P823GM3.-J]
2005-8-20gM q78 sits in f38 [Input file: P823GM3.J / P823GM3.-J]
2005-8-22gM q81 sits in f38 [Input file: P823GM3.J / P823GM3.-J]
2005-8-23rE q83 sits in f38 [Input file: P823GM3.J / P823GM3.-J]
2005-8-23rE q86 sits in f38 [Input file: P904GM3.J / P904GM3.-J]
2005-8-24gM q87 sits in f38 [Input file: P904GM3.J / P904GM3.-J]
2005-9-5gM q125 sits in f38 [Input file: P918JW1.J / P918JW1.-J]
2005-9-6gM q139 sits in f38 [Input file: P918JW1.J / P918JW1.-J]
2005-9-7jW q141 sits in f38 [Input file: P918JW1.J / P918JW1.-J]
2005-9-7jW q142 sits in f38 [Input file: P918JW1.J / P918JW1.-J]
Type of contact: Earliest events 2005-8-22rE f38 covers f42 (fi) [Input file: P824GM.J / P824GM.-J]
2005-8-22rE f38 covers f50 (packing) [Input file: P824GM.J / P824GM.-J]
2005-8-22rE f38 covers f70 (accumulation) [Input file: P824GM.J / P824GM.-J]
2005-8-22rE f38 covers f90 (fi) [Input file: P824GM.J / P824GM.-J]
Inclusions 07-13-2016 !! frequencies of ceramic vessels and sherds included within feature

Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2012-9-9jW s160c-J3B [Input file: W909JW.J / W909JW.-J]
Phase to which stratum belongs 2012-9-9jW h7jJ3B [Input file: W909JW.J / W909JW.-J]
Strata within phase 2012-10-7jW s160c-J3B [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]
Stratigraphic reasons 2005-8-22gM Under f34 and covers f50, along with f42 and f90 [Input file: P822GM.J / P822GM.-J]
2012-10-7jW Natural accumulation below accumulation f34. [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]
Typological reasons 2005-8-22gM Late Chalcolithic sherds in matrix [Input file: P822GM.J / P822GM.-J]
2012-10-7jW Ceramics analysis showed mixed phases from LC3 to Khabur. [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]
Notes on time sequencing 2005-9-18mKB mixed between Phase 1, Phase 5 and 6 and Late Chalcolithic sherds. The number of LC sherds can probably be attributed to the fact that the earth used for the glacis was taken from LC habitation deposits and therefore filed with LC pottery. [Input file: P918MKB2.J / P918MKB2.-J]

Descriptive
Color definition 2005-8-15gM pinkish gray [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
Color number 2005-8-15gM 7.5YR 6/2 [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
Hardness 2005-8-15gM 4.5+ [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]

Analogical record
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