J3k109

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Description/Count
Description 2006-10-11jW k31 plus k32 plus approximately a 150cm strip to the west that was a part of J1 but impossible for them to safely excavate because of the presence of a high east baulk. [Input file: QX11JW.J / QX11JW.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2006-8-27jW Continued to excavate accumulation, f182 to the south in order to follow the packed mud surface, f184 underneath. gB suggested that we should leave f184 exposed to study the relationship between the large stones, f185 to f188, and the mud surface. We began to draw the east section of k109 to speed the removal of the east baulk. We incorporated the north half of k32 into k109 in order to more fully expose the packed mud surface, f184, to the north. A relative measure of the elevations between f184 and the floor to the northeast in k22, f173, showed that the floor was 60cm higher than the packed mud at those points. [Input file: Q827JW.J / Q827JW.-J]
2006-8-28rE We resumed the work on what was the north half of k32. We were expecting to find the continuation of floor f173 which was found in k22, so we measured the depth of this feature from the topsoil, and when we were 15cm above where we might reach the floor, the workmen used the small pick. But there was no continuation for f173 in k109 - it could be sloping more then f173. At the same elevation of f173 we found a piece of hard material, f196, on the east part of f194. It was similar to f184 which was in the south half of what was k32, but at a lower elevation. So we removed the soft accumulation around it which is f192, while keeping f196. There was also another feature f197, which contains 3 parts cut from a sandy stone, and small limestones with many sherds of pottery ( f195, a large stone block was formed of the same material). So we cleaned around it and we stopped here for today in order to take a photo for those features and study their function tomorrow. [Input file: Q828RE.J / Q828RE.-J]
2006-8-30rE We started removing f202, natural accumulation, in the southern part. Then the feature began to change to f204, softer and more laminations. We removed this the feature until we reached f... the mud packing. we stopped here. Then we drew the east section. [Input file: Q830RE.J / Q830RE.-J]
2006-8-31rE we started removing the west baulk, which belong to J1, k24. but gB suggested that it is better do do it from J3 side because it is safer. [Input file: Q831RE.J / Q831RE.-J]
2006-9-9jW The locus was divided into two parts, north and south. In the north, we removed accumulation, f194. Under it we found a mud glacis, f241, which was a continuation of a similar coating to the east under the packed earth floor, f173. In the south we removed four large floating limestone blocks, f184, f178, f242, and f243. We removed accumulation f240, under which was a hard packed dirt floor surface, f247. Atop this floor and possibly associated with it was an arc of large stones spanning about sixty degrees. [Input file: Q909JW.J / Q909JW.-J]
2006-9-10jW After photographing the portion of floor, f247, and the arc of stones, a8, excavated yesterday, we followed the floor to the north until it intersected with the Phase 7 mud glacis, f241, in the northern quarter of the locus. After removing the stones of a8 and their pedistals, we again photographed the expanded surface of f247, then removed it. Beneath, a softer, browner natural accumulation is appearing. Removed floating stones f115 and f237 from the eastern baulk line of the locus. [Input file: Q910JW1.J / Q910JW1.-J]
2006-9-11jW We continued to remove f247, eventually reaching a softer, more brown accumulation, f253. We then laid out an E-W trench that was one meter wide along the probable line of the monumental wall so that we can expose the top and south face and began to excavate there. [Input file: Q911JW1.J / Q911JW1.-J]
2006-9-12jW We continued to dig in the narrow trench against the south face of the monumental wall, f11. Upon reaching the level of the memory stones and the first two rows of stones along the south face, we stopped. We then began removing accumulation f253, from the trench south face south to the north baulk of k94. [Input file: Q912JW.J / Q912JW.-J]
2006-9-13jW We finished excavating the narrow trench to expose the monumental wall, f11, and the memory stones atop it. We then excavated to the south baulk of k109, removing the rest of accumulation, f253 and part of accumlation, f257 below. Feature 257 was filled with pebbles and rocks and had an ashy hue. Late in the morning, about one meter from the west baulk and just on the south edge of the narrow trench we found a faience pendant and several beads, i20. In the afternoon we excavated carefully in the vicinity and found other associated beads, i21, i22, i23. [Input file: Q913JW.J / Q913JW.-J]
2006-9-14jW We found two more beads in the general vicinity of the pendant, i20. Continued to excavate natural accumulation, f257 between the trench at the south face of revetment wall, f11 and [Input file: Q914JW.J / Q914JW.-J]

Volumetric localization
Space definition 2006-10-11jW m4257 [Input file: QX11JW.J / QX11JW.-J]
Size of sides 2006-10-11jW 1000 cms North, 650 cms West [Input file: QX11JW.J / QX11JW.-J]

Analogical record
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v84

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v114

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v116

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v150
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v153

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v157

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v163
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v163a

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v165

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w23

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