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August 2, 2000

We start the day by drinking çay and Apple juice for me. After a rousing au coppola rendition of Beethoven's 9th Symphony we decided to dig in the dirt. Our kid went to Jakob's trench, knocked out everyone and stole a flat small pick. We expect retribution from Area B during the later part of the day. It is quite amusing to watch our kid dig very slowly with an oversized hand pick. Elvan, who is by nature very cruel, decided that a tired, sad, suicidal, crying trench mate Pete is preferable to the one who is happy, good-natured, and full of life. We can only figure that she would make a poor Psychiatrist.

Our trench was pillaged last night by some locals searching for gold. Actually, someone saw a young lady from Ankara digging late in our trench last night. Elvan is a poet, she said, "If you close the cooler it will stay cooler." In reference to our water.

We are digging L1020 in the Northeast corner. We will level to the wall L1011 for photographs. We found a pile of medium-small rocks close to L1011 on the West side of L1020, at the same level as some other rocks.

In the Northwest corner we dropped L1025 about 10cm. We took some pottery out of the baulk about 10cm up so Andy won't kick it out. I separately kt'd it as kt1125.

Notice we decided to separated the pits in what used to be L1013. The rocks there potentially outline some separate storage areas, so the West one is L1023, the East L1024 and everything outside is L1025.

We cleaned our trench, sent the kid to get a good whipping at Elle's trench, let Lokman chill, and took plan photos of the whole thing.

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Date 2000-08-02
Year 2000
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.
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Elvan Cobb, Peter Cobb. (2012) "C-1-2000-08-02 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area C/Trench 1/Locus 1009". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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