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8 August 2000

the plan for today is to take L2001 down 5-10cms. If nothing shows up I may split the trench into east and west halves. I could stagger these by 5cm to help me get an idea of what is going on in the trench.

About 5mins into digging we found an oven in the middle of the trench. After consulting Andy I decided to go ahead with my plan to divide the trench in half. I will push the west half down another 5cms. Hopefully this will geve me a good section and help me find a surface for the oven.

Change of plan. I turned my back to do elevations and they started digging the east half of the trench. Here we found some bones, rocks, and pottery that could be a surface. Because of this we will peel back the eastern part and try to articulate a surface. It looks like I'll have to change my loci making L2002 the oven and L2003 the surface.

My workers are quite slow and often stand around. I'm tired of babysitting. Fortunately Andy brought Meki over to help me. I'm having him articulate the surface, L2003 and he's also going to work on the oven.  Meanwhile the other three workers will dig the rest of the trench down level with the southeastern corner of the trench.

By the end of the day L2001 has been levelled while L2003 has been somewhat articulated. The plan for tomorrow is to work more on the oven and the surface as well as pushing down the rest of the trench.

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Date 2000-08-08
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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Brian Bingham. (2012) "F-2-2000-08-08 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area F/Trench 2/Locus 2001". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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