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Daily Trench Journal

Area D

Trench 8

May 31, 2005

Today we began by evening out L64 with small picks and trowels. In some areas it looks like there might be bricks but it is not really clear so it had to be cleaned. When it had been cleaned one it was still not really clear so I had one workman go over it with a trowel. When this was done there were clear brick lines. These brick lines appear to cover the entire southern third of the trench. Tomorrow we need to sweep again and look more critically at what is going on before I assign loci.

In addition to the discovery of the new bricks we brought down L62 in the northern section of the trench down to the level of L64. There was very little pottery in these 10 cm of fill.

There is a small grouping of three bricks against the west baulk. It looks like one of these bricks lines up with wall L65. There is a gap almost a meter wide between the edge of where we have L65 and the bricks. Pits blow out most of this area, which is one possible explanation. One of the bricks is oriented east west instead if north south like the bricks in wall L65 and the other brick next to it. One possible reason for this is that the wall is turning from running north to south to turning at a nearly 90 degree angle to the west into the baulk. The bricks that are visible in the baulk validate this theory.

These two activities took most of the day along with cleaning the baulks in some areas.

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Date 2005-05-31
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-8-2005-05-31 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area D/Trench 8/Locus 62". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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