J3k107

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Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2006-8-17vVE Locus k107 was opened today. The northern part of k107 has already been excavated by the German team from Tuebingen University as B6. We removed the top soil f539 in the southern part of k107. We then excavated the underlying natural accumulation f540 until we reached the naturally compacted floor f547. On top of f547 were lying the stone half circle f544 and the small grey deposit f546. [Input file: Q817VE.J / Q817VE.-J]
2006-8-19vVE The stone circle f544, the greyish deposit f546 that lies against f544 and the naturally compacted floor f547 on which f544 and f546 rest were removed. Then we continued to excavate the natural accumulation f548 that lies under f547. [Input file: Q819VE1.J / Q819VE1.-J]
2006-8-20vVE We continued today to excavate f553, a continuation of f550, which we closed when we had uncovered the third step (from the top) of f556. The continuation of this natural accumulation was f553. Several more steps have been uncovered when we excavated f553. [Input file: Q820VE.J / Q820VE.-J]
2006-8-22vVE Yesterday bP provided the marker points that define the eastern edge of k107. Today we set the eastern section baulk back to its correct position. For the deposits that would be removed in this process we created the feature f559. After pictures had been taken of the section baulks in this square we started to remove the southern section, i.e. the northern section baulk of k106. We also started to clean the east side of the East section baulk. That side was excavated in a previous campaign as a part of J02. Because that side would be the western section of the J2 locus it had not been drawn yet. We will do this because this section shows the stratigraphy in the gap (both horizontaly and vertically) between the second apron and the revetment wall. [Input file: Q822VE.J / Q822VE.-J]
2006-8-23vVE The Northeast corner of the German trench was straightened ( f560) and the East side of the eastern baulk of k107 was drawn. This section is very important because it shows the chronological relationship between the second apron and the revetment wall. [Input file: Q823VE.J / Q823VE.-J]
2006-8-24vVE Today we removed the East baulk of k107. The second apron f556 in k107 has now been connected to the second apron that had already been exposed in J2. [Input file: Q824VE.J / Q824VE.-J]
2006-8-26vVE In k107 the natural deposit f550/ f553 was excavated and another step of the second apron f556 was uncovered. [Input file: Q826VE.J / Q826VE.-J]
2006-8-27vVE In k107 the floating large boulders of f561 and f562 were removed and the soil which had supported them ( f548) too. Then we started the excavation of the new deposit f568 which covered the lowest steps of the second apron f556. [Input file: Q827VE.J / Q827VE.-J]
2006-8-28vVE In k107 we opened f570 which is the natural deposit that lies between the second apron and the revetment wall and which underlies the second apron f532. Feature f570 is a wash layer and it is the same deposit as the ashy deposit in the East section of the East baulk of k107. Many small bones were found here and therefore we decided to sift all the deposits from this small area. Under f570 appeared baqaya and possibly the edges of two pits that were cut into the baqaya glacis. [Input file: Q828VE1.J / Q828VE1.-J]
2006-8-29vVE Today we took the pictures of f570 (see v544) and while cleaning the remainder of the deposits i501 was found. I also discovered during the cleaning that there are several mud bricks under the second apron f556. [Input file: Q829VE3.J / Q829VE3.-J]
2006-8-30vVE In k107 we excavated the little deposits f570 that remained on top of the baqaya, f581. After we noticed remains of mud bricks at the Eastern edge of the q-lot we decided to extend the feature further to the East and clean the surface there and remove only a thin layer. The exact connection between the baqaya f581 and that mudbrick cover f582 remains unclear. The pits that I yesterday thought cut the baqaya seem to be an animal hole. The mudbricks f583 lie under the second apron f556 and on top of the wash layer f570. The boulder f580 was relayed and will be removed tomorrow because it most likely had rolled down from the second apron f532. [Input file: Q830VE1.J / Q830VE1.-J]

Analogical record
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Reference to Plot 2007-3-21jW p0500 [Input file: R321JW3.J / R321JW3.-J]
2007-8-13eI p0503 [Input file: R813EI.J / R813EI.-J]
2007-8-13eI p0504 [Input file: R813EI.J / R813EI.-J]
2007-8-13eI p0508 [Input file: R813EI.J / R813EI.-J]
2007-8-13eI p0509 [Input file: R813EI.J / R813EI.-J]