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Designator Fill
General remarks The previous locus was embedding a pile of dumped shells, but this locus seems to be embedding the shells in circle with a few potsherds.
Strat below 18
Strat above 20
Strat abuts 17
Top depth center 571.25
Top depth north-east 571.26
Top depth west 571.33
Top depth south-east 571.23
Bottom depth north-east 571.18
Bottom depth west 571.32
Bottom depth center 571.16
Bottom depth south-east 571.22
Dimension length 1.5
Dimension width 1.28
Start date 2005-06-11
End date 2005-06-12
Color 1 YR 4/2 dark grayish brown
Texture hard soil but very rich in terms of shells and potsherds.
Composition hard dirt.
Tentative Date Ubaid
Has note Contexts excavated in trenches were recorded using the "locus system." A locus is any discrete three-dimensional entity excavated in a trench. The key to the locus system is the recognition that a locus is any one thing. Differences in soil composition or texture are therefore as important as, for example, the difference between a pit and a wall. If two entities were distinct, they were considered separate loci and were therefore assigned separate locus numbers. It should also be noted that every context excavated in a trench was given a locus number and thus the trench itself is made up completely of excavated loci.
Suggested Citation

Sibel Torpil. (2012) "Locus 19 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area H/Trench 2". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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