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Daily Trench Journal

Area C

Trench 1

August 6, 2002

Last day on the site for the 2002 season. Ayup is sick, so I have Ibrahim and Toran. Ibrahim is continuing down in 1093 since there are still pottery sherds sticking out at all angles, so not at surface base yet. Toran is working on 1096, articulating 1089 and the mudbrick to the west 1101. I am leaving two large stones in situ; one on the border of 1089/1096 and the other at 1099/1100. These both lie on surfaces or mark lower levels, so I’m keeping them to make finding the base next season easier. Lynn and I are also drawing the northern baulk.

There is a surface coming up in 1100. About halfway down there is a mudbrick layer of some sort. This may correspond with the mudbrick surface coming up under 1095.

1101 – This is the locus named for the western area of the trench that shows mudbrick cross-sectioned in pit 1091.

1096 – I am taking down this area. A small flat lying stone was found on top of a possible mudbrick surface about 10cm down. This stone is shown in the first progress shot of the day. It may not be a nice surface, but we will clean it up and leave it for next season.

1093 – This was taken down to the base of the pottery that had been sticking out at all different angles from the day before. Nothing of great interest was found here today. This locus is also being stopped for this season.

1094 – Ibrahim is working towards the mudbrick of the northern section of 1087. At the top of this level just under the pottery smash was a flat lying smooth sandstone. The stone did not appear to be worked so it was discarded, but its presence there could show the end or base of the surface we have been tracing.

Here’s looking forward to next season!

Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Date 2002-08-06
Year 2002
Has note The purpose of the daily journal was to record the activities taking place in a trench each day. This included which loci were excavated, how and why loci were excavated and the ongoing impressions of the relationships among loci. It should be noted that journals record the actions, impressions and ideas of trench supervisors during the excavations. They are not, therefore, the final interpretations or syntheses of the emerging data.
Suggested Citation

Lynn Swartz Dodd, Chiara Cavallo, Eleanor Moseman, Marie Hopwood. (2012) "C-1-2002-08-06 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area C/Trench 1/Locus 1083". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <https://opencontext.org/documents/083b431a-8e60-459d-6821-61f4ad37fcf2> ARK (Archive): https://n2t.net/ark:/28722/k2dz07j40

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