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Daily Trench Journal

Area D

Trench 8

June 12, 2005

Today was Bekirs last day on the Tepe so we spent a lot of time discussing future plans for this trench. These plans include removing part of the west baulk between L 74 and L75 to see if those two walls connect. We plan to do so the because we can see bricks in the baulk which disappear at an angle into the baulk. Another idea is to finish removing the eastern baulk and make the trench rectanglulas once again. One reason for doing this is to help articulate the outside edge of wall L76.

We also are continuing to bring down the fill areas. This includes L91, L88 and L78. At the end of the day we found some flat lying pot sherds in L78 which indicated the prescence of a floor. The floor is most likely soil with pottery in it and so will be very hard to trace. Also when we were bringing down L78 we found an odd ‘S’- shape configuration of stones. They are lined up single file and make a squished S shape. Some of the stones disappear under L81 which means that they are not contemporanious. These rocks are up against wall L75 and appear to be placed against the wall. We will not know more about this until L81 is removed.

In L91 we pulled out a complete shell bead as we took the fill down 5cm.

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Date 2005-06-12
Year 2005
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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Emily Ogle. (2012) "D-8-2005-06-12 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area D/Trench 8/Locus 70". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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