J3f247

File: /MZ/A/J03/D/F/0247.HTM
Processed on 07-13-2016
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Labeling/Designation
Category 2006-9-10!! surface [Input file: QX06EI.J / QX06EI.-J]
2012-3-30!! build-up [Input file: W330JW.J / W330JW.-J]
Definition 2006-9-10jW floor B [Input file: QX06EI.J / QX06EI.-J]
2012-3-30jW accumulation B [Input file: W330JW.J / W330JW.-J]
Summary 2012-10-7jW Compacted natural floor in k109 below lens f240 and above accumulation f253. [Input file: WX07JW1.J / WX07JW1.-J]
Best image 2008-3-14 jW

v117

Description/Count
Description 2006-9-10jW A very highly compacted dirt floor in the southern three quarters of k109. It contains small pieces of charcoal and sherds laying flat. Although the surface is extremely hard, it is wavy, with peaks and valleys of 10cm or less throughout. [Input file: Q910JW1.J / Q910JW1.-J]
2006-10-9jW A very highly compacted dirt floor in the southern three quarters of k109. It contains small pieces of charcoal and sherds laying flat. Although the surface is extremely hard, it is wavy, with peaks and valleys of 10cm or less throughout. [Input file: QX09JW.J / QX09JW.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Substantive contradictions 2012-3-30jW Therefore one must conclude that f247 was not a floor, but rather the higher of two accumulations atop a projected floor, f370, (elevation 9046) which was neither specifically recognized nor assigned a separate feature number at the time of excavation. It would have been the westward extension of floor, f148. It is better to see the limestone blocks as sitting in f247 rather than resting on it, since at the beginning of the excavation of this feature all were covered. [Input file: W330JW.J / W330JW.-J]
2012-3-30jW This feature was exposed at the end of the second season of excavations in J3, MZ19(2006-T). It was described as a floor with a depth of 19cm (top 9096/bottom 9077) However, the last q-lot removed from this feature, q390, had a measured top elevation of 9036. Twenty-seven large limestone blocks, components of aggregate a16 (memory stones), were described as resting on this feature. Typically, the top elevation of these blocks was about 9050. (The bottom elevations have not been measured because the blocks are still in place.) f247 covers f253, whose top elevation is 9077 and whose bottom elevation is 9046. This bottom elevation coincides with the top elevation (9048) of adjacent eastward floor f148, upon which other components of a16 sit. [Input file: W330JW.J / W330JW.-J]

Volumetric localization
Locus 2006-9-10jW k109 [Input file: QX06EI.J / QX06EI.-J]
Relays 2006-9-10aA 2132 (40801 47588 - 9080 / Relay location: SW corner) [Input file: QX06EI2R.J / QX06EI2R.-J]
2006-9-10aA 2133 (40571 48151 - 9106 / Relay location: SE corner) [Input file: QX06EI2R.J / QX06EI2R.-J]
2006-9-10aA 2134 (41025 48462 - 9103 / Relay location: NE corner) [Input file: QX06EI2R.J / QX06EI2R.-J]
2006-9-10aA 2135 (41261 47754 - 9135 / Relay location: NW corner) [Input file: QX06EI2R.J / QX06EI2R.-J]
Elevation 2006-9-10jW 9077 @bottom [Input file: QX06EI.J / QX06EI.-J]
2006-9-10jW 9096 @top [Input file: QX06EI.J / QX06EI.-J]

Contact association
Type of contact: Latest events 2006-10-4jW f240 (lense A) covers f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f248 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f249 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f250 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f255 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f256 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f301 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f302 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f303 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f304 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f305 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f306 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f307 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f308 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f309 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f310 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f311 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f312 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f313 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f314 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f315 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f316 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f317 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f318 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f319 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f320 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f321 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f322 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f323 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f324 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f325 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f326 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f327 (isolated stone) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
2006-10-4jW f328 (stone installation) sits in f247 [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
Type of contact: Contemporary events/Movable items 2006-9-10eI q320 sits in f247 [Input file: QX02JW.J / QX02JW.-J]
2006-9-11aA q322 sits in f247 [Input file: QX02JW.J / QX02JW.-J]
2006-9-11eI q332 sits in f247 [Input file: QX02JW.J / QX02JW.-J]
2006-9-13bL q372 sits in f247 [Input file: QX02JW.J / QX02JW.-J]
2006-9-15bL q390 sits in f247 [Input file: QX02JW.J / QX02JW.-J]
Type of contact: Earliest events 2006-10-4jW f247 covers f253 (accumulation D) [Input file: QX04JW1.J / QX04JW1.-J]
Inclusions 07-13-2016 !! frequencies of ceramic vessels and sherds included within feature

Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2012-9-9jW s122a-J3B [Input file: W909JW.J / W909JW.-J]
Phase to which stratum belongs 2012-9-9jW h7vJ3B [Input file: W909JW.J / W909JW.-J]
Strata within phase 2012-10-7jW s122a-J3B [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]
Stratigraphic reasons 2012-10-7jW Compacted natural floor below accumulation f240 and above accumulation f253. [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]
Typological reasons 2012-10-7jW Ceramics not fully analyzed. Stone and clay items are ubiquitous. [Input file: WX07JW.J / WX07JW.-J]

Descriptive
Color definition 2006-9-10jW very pale brown [Input file: QX06EI.J / QX06EI.-J]
Color number 2006-9-10jW 10YR 7/3 [Input file: QX06EI.J / QX06EI.-J]
Hardness 2006-9-10jW 4.5+ [Input file: QX06EI.J / QX06EI.-J]

Function
M99.NFunct 2006-9-10jW The function of this floor is problematical. Although there were pieces of charcoal scattered throughout and sherds were pressed flat on the highly compacted surface, there was no other indication of intense use. The relationship with the stones in arc a8 is also problematical. All were placed at differing heights within 50cm of the floor surface, but none actually rested on it. On the other hand, it seems likely that the stones were purposely arranged but were not aligned with the wall or the memory stones. There were no other packed surfaces nearby that could be associated with the stones or the floor. [Input file: Q910JW1.J / Q910JW1.-J]

Analogical record
Photo of view

v117

v117a

v117b

v117c
Photo of view

v118
Reference to Plot 2007-3-21jW p0030 [Input file: R321JW3.J / R321JW3.-J]