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Daily Trench Journal

Area C

Trench 1

July 20, 2002

We began again today in the eastern section of the trench, with loci 1068 and 1082. I am still looking for connections between the different wall/surface loci (1068, 1081, 1075, 1077, 1069). The mud brick surface/architecture found underneath 1069 seems to continue part way under 1077. Therefore 1083 encompasses both. A few large chunks/samples of carbon have been found in 1082, but so far nothing to show a connection between 1081 and 1075. The goal for today is to at least get close to bringing the eastern section down to the same level as the loci directly to the west (1076, 1074).

1068 – Scattered bricky patches along the eastern baulk. Small brick in the central eastern section. The top 3-4cm are very hard and sounded hollow when tapped. They lifted off in bricky chunks and could be some sort of similar deposit or just the way that the matrix has dried. The soil below the hard layer is very soft, loose, and ashy. The ash color is 10YR 5/2 grayish brown. The soft dirt/ash may have been surrounded by a bricky layer. This locus is now closed and the loose ash is L1084.

1082 – No connections can be drawn at this time between the surface layers that had been above this locus. A large piece of pottery was found with carbon above and below. Also a large piece of slag was removed near by.

1084 – This is the locus directly below 1068. The matrix is a very loose dark ash. Few artifacts have been found. One patch of shattered plaster was found along the central part of the eastern baulk. The pit’s boundaries are changing, but are easy to follow because of the extreme looseness of the ash. Two small holes go deeper into the pit area. They will be plotted in. Also a small piece of a broken obsidian blade was found.

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Date 2002-07-20
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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Eleanor Moseman, Marie Hopwood. (2012) "C-1-2002-07-20 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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