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Designator Fill
Context rating Tertiary
General remarks This locus has the same dimensions as loci 52. This locus encompases the entire trench except for loci 57, 54, 55 and pit L30. The purpose of this locus is to continue to bring the trench down untill a feature is encountered.
Strat below 52
Strat above 64, 62
Strat contains 55, 57, 54
Strat abuts 58
Top depth center 588.17
Bottom depth north 587.86
Bottom depth center 587.85
Bottom depth south 587.78
Dimension length 9.0
Dimension width 4.0
Start date 2005-05-23
End date 2005-05-28
Color 7.5 YR 6/3
Texture Fine Sand
Composition Soil, some sherds and litics. Very little bone (three pieces)
Tentative Date Uncertain / Mixed
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

Emily Ogle. (2012) "Locus 56 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area D/Trench 8". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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