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August 20-21, 2001

Opened locus 1009 when we observed a soil change. this locus had a ton of pottery and finds compared to the previous levels, containing probably 100 potsherds, 2 spindle whorls, obsidian and chert blades, slingstones, a kiln stand fragment (?), part of a stone vessel (?), and animal bones. All this material came from only 20cm of soil. The potsherds are a mix of fine wares and rough wares, and include small bowls and large jars. We also took a soil sample from the base of L1008 that contains the ashy soil at the top of L1009. We took this sample when we found individual charred seeds. A carbon sample from L1008 KT 1037, also came from the top bit of the ash that became L1009. We found figurine KT1039 at the base of L1008 but it came out of the ashy soil that is L1009. This locus seems to represent a rich layer of occupational debris from living contexts.  We closed the locus and the sounding at the end of the season without reaching the end of the soil layer or virgin soil. The trench was back filled. A plastic bottle was left at the base of the trench to alert future excavators to the previous excavation level.

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Date 2001-08-20
Year 2001
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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Andrew Creekmore. (2012) "H-1-2001-08-20 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area H/Trench 1/Locus 1008". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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