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Daily Trench Journal

Area C

Trench 1

July 10, 2002

The only two "natural" loci at this point are locus 1068, the ash pit in the northeast corner) and locus 1069, the wall/wall base encompassing the remainder (and majority of) the eastern baulk. The other active locus is 1070 the cleaning locus for the eastern portion of the trench (not including the above mentioned loci). This section is a good 10cm higher than the western portion (mainly made up of 2001 locus 1056).

Today began with continuing locus 1070 to get a sense of what is happening below and which "natural" loci should be investigated. This locus is almost completed and will be completed tomorrow. A large artifact scatter of broken pottery is being articulated along the western edge of this locus and will be removed as its own locus tomorrow. Also a piece of nonspecific slag was uncovered close to this area.

Locus 1068 was also examined to a greater extent today. A flotation sample was taken from the area that a large piece of carbon was discovered yesterday. The darkest center area was removed in an approximately 2-liter sample. The center area was much more loose than the soil surrounding it. I took the locus down approximately 6-7cm and the soil continued to get more loose uniformly. This locus ends on the south at the beginning of the locus 1069 wall. On the east and north its boundaries are the baulks and on the west there is a large pottery shard followed by three larger rocks separating it from locus 1070. Once the cleaning locus is completed, the artifact and stones will be removed in an effort to locate an eastern boundary to the locus.

The majority of work on locus 1069 focused on articulating the stones of the wall. The dirt is mainly very compact and almost cement like in places, but this may be a result of the plastic and dirt covering the area during off-season. The southern section of the locus is approximately 40cm higher than the northern section due to the way it was excavated in 2001. There is also a section missing in the southwest of the wall where stones were removed in the 2001 season. Some scattered areas of carbon were found, especially around the pebble layer in the center of the wall. Tomorrow the cleaning of the area directly below the wall will be complete and I will begin looking for a possible foundation trench.

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Date 2002-07-10
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.
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Jonathan Schnereger, Lynn Swartz Dodd, Marie Hopwood. (2012) "C-1-2002-07-10 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area C/Trench 1/Locus 1068". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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