J3k23

File: /MZ/A/J03/D/K/0023.HTM
Processed on 07-13-2016
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Description/Count
Description 2005-8-4rE set by surveyor but not excavated in season MZ18 [Input file: P823GM2.J / P823GM2.-J]

Recovery/Assignment and the Record
Daily 2006-8-26jW Finished excavating a wedge-shaped section of accumulation, f150, in the southwest corner which covers packing, f152, which extend through the entire locus. It appears that what we call a floor surface, f173, in k22, either abuts the mud packing or is a continuation of it to the south. Adding to the possibilities, today we discovered a packed mud surface in k109, immediately to the southwest. Tomorrow we will compare and analyze all three features. After photographing and drawing, we began to remove the east baulk. [Input file: Q826JW.J / Q826JW.-J]
2006-8-30rE We removed the 4 large limestones, which formed the western part of insstelation a4. [Input file: Q830RE.J / Q830RE.-J]
2006-9-11jW As we began to remove the packed mud, f152 that covered the mud glacis, f123 we began to see several red bricks upon which was what appeared to be a large pot smash. We designated the matrix surrounding the sherds f252, and began to remove it and the sherds. Almost immediately we recovered a seal impression, followed by a number of others, all under the ceramic. To the south of the bricks was an area of lamination in the general shape of a rectangularly-cut pit. [Input file: Q911JW1.J / Q911JW1.-J]
2006-9-12jW Today we excavated the contents of pit, a10, and dug it, pit a5, and pit a6 to a depth of about one meter to sample the contents of the packed fill beneath the baqaya layer, f109, f50. Each yielded Late Chalcolithic sherds similar to those found in the deep sounding beneath f50 in the typological column, k104 and k105, excavated near the monumental wall, f11, in season MZ18 (2005-P). jW was hopeful that pit a10 would contain a burial, but that was not the case - the fill was virtually clean and soft and contained but few sherds. [Input file: Q912JW.J / Q912JW.-J]
2006-9-13jW We completed the removal of accumulation, f252 and found an E-W line of red bricks, f215, along the north baulk. To the west they were in a single layer, but to the east they seemed to be in two layers. The top bricks had been moved out of place and there was a N-S line of smaller bricks near pit a6. The E-W line of bricks probably capped the baqaya glacis, f109, but the function of the bricks near the pit cannot be determined because they are too eroded. [Input file: Q913JW.J / Q913JW.-J]
Strategy 2006-8-26jW We will excavate carefully the baulk in order to trace the transition from the baqaya surface [Input file: Q826JW.J / Q826JW.-J]

Volumetric localization
Space definition 2005-8-4rE m4005 [Input file: P823GM2.J / P823GM2.-J]
2006-10-11jW m3926 [Input file: QX11JW.J / QX11JW.-J]
Size of sides 2005-8-4rE 500 cms North, 500 cms East [Input file: P823GM2.J / P823GM2.-J]
2006-10-11jW 500 cms North, 500 cms West [Input file: QX11JW.J / QX11JW.-J]

Deposition
H99.NDepostn 2006-9-11jW A preliminary analysis of the seal impressions indicates that they were of the Uruk period, heretofore not found at Mozan. The sherds atop the seal impressions were assessed by mKB to be Late Chalcolithic. The bricks, f28 , covered the baqaya glacis, f109, and abutted the mud glacis, f123. We presume that since generally red bricks deteriorate rapidly, they were laid at the same time as the mud glacis, f123, Phase 11. The laminations, f , covered the fill of a pit, a10, which was dug into both the mud glacis and baqaya glacis. The fill was very clean, only containing a few sherds. The most likely explanation for the stratigraphic inversion is that the pit was dug in Phase 6, into packed fills (which came from elsewhere on or near the tell) below the baqaya. These fills have consistently been dated to the Late Chalcolithic, Phase 1 or earlier. Material from digging the pit was dumped atop the brick surface of the mound and was covered quickly by loess, so that it stayed in place. [Input file: Q911JW1.J / Q911JW1.-J]

Analogical record
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v6

v57

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v62

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v65

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v71

v80

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v83

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v83d

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v85b

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v91

v94
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v98

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v105
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v120

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v122
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v123

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v124

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v125

v126

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v130

v132

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v134

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v136b

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v139
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v141

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v141d

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v144
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v144a

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v145
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v145a

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v146

v152
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v158

v159

v164

v164a
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v166

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v166e

v172
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v172a

v173

v186

v194
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v197

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w35
Reference to Plot 2007-3-21jW p0018 [Input file: R321JW3.J / R321JW3.-J]

Files and disposition
Reference to Text Files 2007-7-23jW Confluent Features [Input file: R723JW.J / R723JW.-J]
2007-7-23jW Confluent Features [Input file: R723JW.J / R723JW.-J]
2007-8-23jW Mittani transition [Input file: R823JW.J / R823JW.-J]