J3f50

File: /MZ/A/J03/D/F/0050.HTM
Processed on 07-13-2016
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Labeling/Designation
Label equals another 2008-2-2jW f109 [Input file: S202JW.J / S202JW.-J]
Category 2005-8-17!! unknown [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
Definition 2005-8-17gM ~packing [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
Summary 2012-10-7jW Layer of baqaya that forms the glacis of the temple mound and that protects the revetment wall f11 from erosion. [Input file: WX07JW1.J / WX07JW1.-J]
Best image 2006-4-20 jW

v17a

Description/Count
Description 2005-8-20rE A surface, of unknown depth, of "bakhia", the local virgin soil which consists of reddish clay with white inclusions extending from k102 south into k12. It gives every indication of being the third millennium surface of the temple mound that extended from the monumental wall, f11, up to the BA temple. [Input file: Q302JW1.J / Q302JW1.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2005-8-18jW We are carfully exposing this surface south and down to the north face of wall, f11, to which we expect it abuts. [Input file: P818JW1.J / P818JW1.-J]
2005-8-24jW Photographed, v17, under difficult conditions of sunlight and shadow, the terrace and its relationship with the temple monumental wall, f11, and the apron, f10. [Input file: P824JW2.J / P824JW2.-J]

Volumetric localization
Locus 2005-8-17gM k12 [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
Relays 2005-8-18rE 194 (41040 49377 - 9124 / Relay location: NE corner) [Input file: P824GM1R.J / P824GM1R.-J]
2005-8-24rE 235 (40705 49130 - 9022 / Relay location: sketch point 6= m4175) [Input file: P828GM1R.J / P828GM1R.-J]
2005-8-24rE 236 (40784 48951 - 9028 / Relay location: sketch point 7= m4173) [Input file: P828GM1R.J / P828GM1R.-J]
2005-8-24rE 237 (40969 49019 - 9053 / Relay location: sketch point 8= m4174) [Input file: P828GM1R.J / P828GM1R.-J]
2005-8-27rE 230 (41155 49408 - 9160 / Relay location: sketch point 1) [Input file: P828GM-R.J / P828GM-R.-J]
2005-8-27rE 231 (40842 49313 - 9160 / Relay location: sketch point 2) [Input file: P828GM-R.J / P828GM-R.-J]
2005-8-27rE 232 (40816 49277 - 9160 / Relay location: sketch point 3) [Input file: P828GM-R.J / P828GM-R.-J]
2005-8-27rE 233 (40774 49220 - 9160 / Relay location: sketch point 4) [Input file: P828GM-R.J / P828GM-R.-J]
2005-8-27rE 234 (40789 49177 - 9160 / Relay location: sketch point 5) [Input file: P828GM-R.J / P828GM-R.-J]
2005-8-27rE 238 (41021 49007 - 9160 / Relay location: sketch point 9) [Input file: P828GM-R.J / P828GM-R.-J]
2005-8-27rE 239 (41028 48970 - 9160 / Relay location: sketch point 10) [Input file: P828GM-R.J / P828GM-R.-J]
2005-8-27rE 240 (40969 48939 - 9160 / Relay location: sketch point 11) [Input file: P828GM-R.J / P828GM-R.-J]
2005-8-27rE 241 (40969 48923 - 9160 / Relay location: sketch point 12) [Input file: P828GM-R.J / P828GM-R.-J]
2005-8-27rE 242 (41264 49041 - 9160 / Relay location: sketch point 13) [Input file: P828GM-R.J / P828GM-R.-J]
Elevation 2005-8-17gM 9041 @bottom [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
2005-8-17gM 9056 @top [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]

Contact association
Type of contact: Latest events 2005-8-22rE f38 (fi) covers f50 [Input file: P824GM.J / P824GM.-J]
2005-8-22rE f42 (fi) covers f50 [Input file: P824GM.J / P824GM.-J]
2005-9-18rE f90 (fi) covers f50 [Input file: Q301JW.J / Q301JW.-J]
Type of contact: Contemporary events/Movable items 2005-8-24gM q89 sits in f50 [Input file: P904GM3.J / P904GM3.-J]
2005-9-8jW q145 sits in f50 [Input file: P918JW1.J / P918JW1.-J]
Type of contact: Earliest events 2005-8-22rE f50 covers f57 (fi) [Input file: P824GM.J / P824GM.-J]
Inclusions 07-13-2016 !! frequencies of ceramic vessels and sherds included within feature

Deposition
Evidence 2005-8-18jW A surface, of unknown depth, of "bakhia", the local virgin soil which consists of reddish clay with white inclusions extending from k102 south into k12. It gives every indication of being the third millennium surface of the temple mound that extended from the monumental wall, f11, up to the BA temple. [Input file: P818JW1.J / P818JW1.-J]
H99.NDepostn 2005-8-18jW Because the temple mound is so far above the level of the surrounding ground, this bakhia must have been dug elsewhere and carried up to the temple mound for application on a prepared surface. [Input file: P818JW1.J / P818JW1.-J]
2005-8-24jW gB and jW discussed the relationship between the terrace, f50, which we hypothesize was built during the Early Dynastic IIIb period, and the monumental wall, f11. Since the terrace and the wall appear to join at least 50cm under the extant wall top, jW believed that the top stones of the wall, which matched the apron, f10, represented a late (Mitanni) addition to an earlier EDIIIb phase of the wall. gB, based on evidence from earlier excavations in unit B6, thought it more likely that the wall we see was the original one and that the terrace, f50, was covered with a surface of brick, which melted and washed away. The top of the brick surface would have been at the same elevation as the wall top. A flat surface running E-W that interrupts the N-S slope one meter N of the wall may be the foundation for one of several concentric rings of stone or bricks that highlighted the rise of the mound. [Input file: P824JW2.J / P824JW2.-J]

Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2012-9-9jW s650a-J3B [Input file: W909JW.J / W909JW.-J]
Phase to which stratum belongs 2012-9-9jW h3mJ3B [Input file: W909JW.J / W909JW.-J]
Strata within phase 2012-10-7jW s650a-J3B [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]
Stratigraphic reasons 2005-8-22gM Beneath fills f38, f42, and f90 and above fill f57. [Input file: P822GM.J / P822GM.-J]
2012-10-7jW Baqaya layer sloping down from north to south that forms the glacis that meets the top of the EDIII revetment wall. [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]
Typological reasons 2012-10-7jW Only a small segment of this feature was excavated, yielding a small number of sherds which have not been fully analyzed. [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]
Other reasons 2005-8-22gM Abuts wall f11 and is a part of the original temple mound. Stop point for excavations in k12 for season MZ18. [Input file: P822GM.J / P822GM.-J]
Notes on time sequencing 2005-9-15mKB Date of the feature probably Late Chalcolithic but this is not entirely certain. [Input file: P915MKB3.J / P915MKB3.-J]

Descriptive
Color definition 2005-8-17gM light reddish brown [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
Color number 2005-8-17gM 5YR 6/4 [Input file: P823GM.J / P823GM.-J]
Notes on typology 2005-9-15mKB 2 bowl rims and 1 jar rim date to Late Chalcolithic but one sherd near the base has an uncertain date. [Input file: P915MKB3.J / P915MKB3.-J]

Analogical record
Photo of view

v17

v17a

v17b

v17c
Photo of view

v19

v19a

v35

v35a
Photo of view

v35b

v38

v38a

v41
Photo of view

v44

v56

v56d

v72
Photo of view

v80

v86

v91

v152
Photo of view

v158

v159

v159a

v166
Photo of view

v166c

v166f
Drawing of view

w6