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Daily Trench Journal

Area H, Trench 2

May 23, 2005

M. Baldi

This morning there was a redistribution of workers and Tahir was assigned to Diana and Cengiz Ildeniz, Firat Yanik, Veysel Yilmaz, and Siddick Cicek stayed with me. Cengiz and Siddik I know as good workers but the other two are new to excavations and will take time to train. Despite this I am glad to get Cengiz back and to proceed with plans to make a lot of progress. Cengiz was assigned to articulate the wall (Locus # 3) while the other three guys were assigned to picking another 15 centimeters on Locus # 2. Collection of materials was done from what I believe is the very top of the wall. Later I will give the contents within the wall a new locus number. The first piece of obsidian (a fragment from a blade) at this trench was recovered at the 573.50 meters mark. Materials on the western side of the wall were collected separately as Locus # 4. As the wall was being cleaned, a change became evident on the northwest quadrant which displayed a good quantity of smaller stone and very soft soil. Cleaning the area also showed us that the wall came to an end approximately 2.5 meters from the southwest baulk. All materials from this area (L 5) were collected as a pit and controlled separately from the wall to the south. Since we had not been collecting anything earlier it is very likely that no materials from this fill were collected under any other loci collections. Towards the end of the day the coloring on the fill from Locus # 2 began changing and we will excavate this tomorrow as Locus # 6.

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Date 2005-05-23
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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Marco Baldi. (2012) "H-2-2005-05-23 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area H/Trench 2/Locus 2". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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