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July 23, 2000

We have the pot smash in the middle of the East side and the rock garden in the middle of the South side. We started the day by dropping the area between the rock garden and the pot smash. And also taking out the crumbly topsoil on the North half. There are a few more pieces of pottery around the smash. There is a larger piece 1/4 of the way from the west on the North bulk. It is buried deep and has a wavy side. We found some bone on the North side.

We took a photo of the East smash. Then we sent our workmen working on leveling the West side of the trench. We want to end up with a flat surface on the downhill (West side) that we can clean.  There continued to be large pieces of pottery strewn about our trench. We just found a large piece on the west side.  We will create a step trench. The rock garden which Elvan is clearing appears to extend North. The funny thing is we find few rocks directly East. There are a lot of medium size rocks around the big rocks. To me that says the rocks were placed there on purpose.

The solid in the downhill (NW) side is beginning to be a little less packed. Some different coloration on the deepest part near the middle of the entire trench on the uphill side of our flat trench. On the North wall there are some large pieces of pottery we have kept in place. I will open 1003 on the rock garden because there are so many rocks around. Just West of the rock garden are a lot of small sherds and stones.

We started to go towards the middle and there were some more large sherds and some rocks, and we removed the big rock in the middle. We got a nice level surface down at the bottom. Then we started towards the rock garden. First we wanted to level from the Southwest corner along the wall to the rock garden. There were some nice rims so we opened KT 1029. We will go until I think it was a new locus (1003), the rock garden. Also we leveled the center to the higher step. The trench is on two level steps. In the southeast corner between the rock garden and the pottery smash is very long and has a nice complete rim, which may connect the two. It seems a nice pot and I want to dig it up.

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Date 2000-07-23
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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Elvan Cobb, Peter Cobb. (2012) "C-1-2000-07-23 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area C/Trench 1/Locus 1002". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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