J3k1

File: /MZ/A/J03/D/K/0001.HTM
Processed on 07-13-2016
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Labeling/Designation
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Description/Count
Description 2005-8-4rE formerly J2 k33 but not excavated in season MZ18 [Input file: P823GM2.J / P823GM2.-J]
2006-9-19eI expected location of revetment wall. [Input file: Q918EI4.J / Q918EI4.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2006-8-12vVE The excavation of k1 in J3 had already begun in 2004 during MZ17(2004-O) as a locus of J2. At the moment I am still unable to equate my feature assignments to those of J2, because the J2 MZ17 files are not yet accessible. Still visible are several features that had been exposed during the previous campaigns: f501, f502, f503, f504, f505, f506, f507, f508, f509, f510, f511. See v500 for the state of preservation of k01 at the start of this season. We left all of these features standing and started to excavate the surface of k01. This deposit is f500 and the sections seem to indicate that this deposit is a continuation of what was lying on top of it. The stones of features f502, f503, f504, f505, f506, f507, f508, f509, f510 and f511 are resting on and embedded in this deposit, f500. All these stones together constitute aggregate a500. [Input file: Q812VE2.J / Q812VE2.-J]
2006-8-13vVE In the eastern half of k1 we excavated f500 to give this locus a more level surface. In the north a somewhat harder surface was encountered. It was a natural surface and might have been caused by the effects of the winter precipitation during the past year. It does not constitute a clear break in this natural deposit because it did not extend very far from the Northern baulk, because it was not very hard and because the deposit underneath seems to be the same as above it. The entire locus was cleaned and dM took v502, v503 and v503a of f501 and a500 respectively. f501 was then removed. [Input file: Q813VE.J / Q813VE.-J]
2006-8-14vVE Feature f517 was excavated today. It was the column of deposits that had been left standing to preserve f501. Feature f500 was excavated in the Western half of k01. Several new features had been found in the excavations yesterday and were assigned feature numbers today: f519, f520 and f521. These features were relayed today. [Input file: Q814VE.J / Q814VE.-J]
2006-8-15vVE Several large boulders were assigned feature numbers today. f525, f526, f527 and f528 were found while excavating f500 today, while f529 and f530 were excavated yesterday but are so enveloped by the North baulk that they had not yet been assigned feature numbers yesterday. After excavating f500 we found a natural hard surface that seemed to be sloping slightly downwards towards the south. [Input file: Q815VE.J / Q815VE.-J]
2006-8-21vVE We started to remove the Northern baulk of k01. f523 was the top soil (nothing was collected) and f558 the underlying natural accumulation. This underlying accumulation had already been excavated in the rest of the locus during one of the previous campaigns as part of J2. After having removed f558 we reached f500 which was also excavated. [Input file: Q821VE.J / Q821VE.-J]
2006-8-26vVE Yesterday dM had taken the overview pictures of the situation where the lower steps of the second apron f532 and f556 had been covered by accumulations and several large boulders of the second apron had moved from their original position. With those pictures taken we were now able to remove several of those dislocated boulders that make up a500. Before the removal of f503, f504, f505, f506, f507, f508 and f511, the Area designation (J3) and their respective feature numbers were written on the boulders with a permanent marker. While removing the deposits on which these boulders had been resting a new dislocated boulder f567 was uncovered. We started to removing the natural accumulation f565 that covered the lower part of the second apron f532. In this deposit we found bronze item i500 stuck between several boulders. After excavating f565 we reached a naturally compacted surface f566 which we also started to excavate. [Input file: Q826VE.J / Q826VE.-J]
2006-8-27vVE The series of naturally compacted floors f566 was removed. On top of where the revetment wall should be there appeared a new naturally compacted floor which is the continuation in this area of f534. Immediately north of this there had appeared more large boulders and the deposit underneath f566 there was soft, crumbly, reddish dark brown clay containing many very small pebbles and a little bit of calcite: this seems to be washed down baqaya. [Input file: Q827VE.J / Q827VE.-J]
2006-8-28vVE The deposits in front of the top of the revetment wall were excavated today: the remains of f534 in the Southern half of k1 and the underlying f571 in all of k1. Several new large boulders were uncovered today and these must belong to the top of the revetmet wall. [Input file: Q828VE1.J / Q828VE1.-J]
2006-8-29vVE At first we continued to excavate f571 in all of k01, but then we excavated this natural deposit only in the northern half of k01. There the underlying deposit f572 did not differ much from f571 but seemed to be a little bit lighter, softer and more crumbly. [Input file: Q829VE3.J / Q829VE3.-J]
2006-8-30vVE We continued to excavate the Northern half of k1 in front of the revetment wall f569. The boulder f575 and the small boulder 579 next to it were uncovered. Under the natural deposit of f572 there appeared a softer black ashy deposit f576. After having removed these ashes we found again a reddish brown deposit f578. We have removed the pebbles of f521 and the large boulder f519. We relayed the large boulders f525, f527, f528 and f574 which is a very large boulder that had appeared yesterday already in the Southern section. [Input file: Q830VE1.J / Q830VE1.-J]
2006-8-31vVE The stones f575 and f579 were removed today and then excavation continued in the Northern half of k1. At the end of one pick run the tops of five boulders became visible. These seem to lie in line in front of the revetment wall f569. To make sense of these stones we need to expose a larger area and therefore we continued to excavate also the Southern half of k1. [Input file: Q831VE.J / Q831VE.-J]

Volumetric localization
Space definition 2005-8-4rE m3619 [Input file: P823GM2.J / P823GM2.-J]
2006-9-19eI m3619 [Input file: Q918EI4.J / Q918EI4.-J]
Size of sides 2005-8-4rE 500 cms North, 500 cms East [Input file: P823GM2.J / P823GM2.-J]
2006-9-19eI 500 cms North, 500 cms East [Input file: Q918EI4.J / Q918EI4.-J]

Analogical record
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v1a

v2a

v10

v10c
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v42

v42a

v104

v104a
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v104b

v104c

v104d

v114
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v114a

v114d

v114e

v119
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v154

v158

v158b

v159
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v159a

v161

v162

v162a
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v162c

v500

v502

v505
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v515

v515b

v520

v525
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v526

v526a

v526b

v527
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v527a

v527b

v535

v535a
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v535b

v535c

v535d

v535e
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v537

v539

v539a

v539b
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v540a

v541

v541b

v542
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v542a

v545

v545a

v545b
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v545c

v545d

v545e

v550
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v550a

v550b

v550c

v550d
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v553

v553a

v553b

v553c
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v553e

v554
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w503

w504

w508
Reference to Plot 2007-3-21jW p0500 [Input file: R321JW3.J / R321JW3.-J]
2007-8-13eI p0502 [Input file: R813EI.J / R813EI.-J]
2007-8-13eI p0506 [Input file: R813EI.J / R813EI.-J]
2007-8-13eI p0507 [Input file: R813EI.J / R813EI.-J]
2007-8-13eI p0509 [Input file: R813EI.J / R813EI.-J]