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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Trench Length (m) 15.0
Trench Width (m) 3.0
Year
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
Description Trench A2 is a 3 by 15 meter excavation unit forming the upper-most third of our step trench. This trench begins at the top of Kenan Tepe’s main mound and continues down the steep northern slopes of this part of the site. This trench revealed small pieces of architecture and other remains dating to a number of periods throughout Kenan Tepe’s cultural history. Highlights include part of a large wall and pavement dating to the Middle Bronze Age and part of the upper-most Early Bronze Age fortification/retaining wall that was also identified in area C and in our remote sensing survey.
Tentative Dating Multiple
Note
  • A trench is the projection of a 2D square or rectangle onto some small portion of an Area. This projection is usually excavated vertically, leaving a one-half meter space between the vertically excavated space and the edge of the trench so that a standing section, or baulk, is left as a record of the trench stratigraphy. Generally speaking, trenches fit into the north-south grid established on the site. The exception is where the site topography does not allow a trench to be oriented to the cardinal points. Trench corners were located using a total station and secured with cement. The location of all excavated material within a trench was measured relative to the actual (cemented) corners of the trench. Various sized trenches were excavated at Kenan Tepe including 1 x 1 and 2 x 2 meter soundings and 3 x 5, 5 x 5, 5 x 10 and 10 x 10 meter trenches. One or two students were typically placed in control of a trench as "trench supervisors." Trenches also typically had between 1 and 4 local laborers. Area supervisors oversaw trenches in each area. Trench supervisors were responsible for recording the excavation and for directing the local laborers. This included keeping a daily journal that recorded observations and activities in each trench, drawing daily plans showing the location of excavated contexts, taking photographs and issuing loci and finds bag numbers. Area supervisors oversaw excavation and sampling strategies and guided trench supervisors in excavation procedures and interpretation.
  • References for this Trench

    Parker, B. J., and L. S. Dodd

    2005
    The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP): A Preliminary Report from the 2002 Field Season. Anatolica 31:69-110.


    Dodd, L. S., B. J. Parker, A. Creekmore, and E. Healey

    2005
    The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP): Excavations at Kenan Tepe in 2003. In 26. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı, Pp. 357-370. Ankara: Kültür Bakanlığı Anıtlar ve Müzeler Genel Müdürlüğü.


    Parker, B. J., and L. S. Dodd

    2004
    The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP): A Preliminary Report from the 2002 Excavations at Kenan Tepe. In 25. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı, pp. 471-482. Ankara: Kültür Bakanlığı Anıtlar ve Müzeler Genal Müdürlüğü.


    Parker, B. J., A. Creekmore, L. S. Dodd, E. Moseman, C. Meegan, and P. Cobb

    2004
    The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP): A Preliminary Synthesis of the Cultural History of Kenan Tepe. In Salvage Project of the Archaeological Heritage of the Ilısu and Carchemish Dam Reservoirs Activities in 2001, edited by N. Tuna, J. Öztürk, and J. Velibeyoğlu, pp. 547-602. Ankara: Middle East Technical University.


    Parker, B. J., A. Creekmore, L. S. Dodd, R. Paine, C. Meegan, E. Moseman, M. Abraham, and P. Cobb

    2003
    The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP): A Preliminary Report from the 2001 Field Season. Anatolica 29:103-174.


    Parker, B. J., A. Creekmore, L. S. Dodd, R. Paine, and M. Abraham

    2003
    The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP): An Overview of Archaeological Research Conducted at Kenan Tepe during the 2001 Field Season. In 24. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı, pp. 1-20. Ankara: T.C. Ankara, T.C. Kültür Bakanlığı Anıtlar ve Müzeler Genel Müdürlügü.


    Parker, B. J., A. Creekmore, E. Moseman, and R. Sasaki

    2002
    The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP): Preliminary Report from the Year 2000 Excavations at Kenan Tepe. In Salvage Project of the Archaeological Heritage of the Ilısu and Carchemish Dam Reservoirs. Activities in 2000, edited by N. Tuna, J. Öztürk, and J. Velibeyoğlu, pp. 613-643. Ankara: Middle East Technical University.


    Parker, B. J., A. Creekmore, L. S. Dodd, E. Moseman, M. Abraham, and J. Schnereger

    2002
    The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP): Year 2000 Excavations at Kenan Tepe. In 23. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı. , pp. 435-444. Ankara: Kültür Bakanlığı Millî Kütüphane Başımevi.

Suggested Citation

Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb. "Trench 2 from Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area A". (2012) In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Eds.) . Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/subjects/FC96A49E-FE12-488B-4EFF-02D4E147B885> ARK (Archive): https://n2t.net/ark:/28722/k2sx64g08

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