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Designator Sounding Level
General remarks An arbitrary level that ended when we hit a new type of soil. Changed locus to 1009 when the soil became ashy and we found lots of pottery as well as a figurine. When we found the figurine we screened the dirt around it looking for the other half, which was broken in antiquity, but we did not find it. The figurine actually belongs to locus 1009 but was found at the bottom of 1008 which pushed into the top of the ashy soil layer.
Strat below 1007
Strat above 1009
Top depth center 572.19
Bottom depth center 571.83
Dimension length 1.0
Dimension width 1.0
Start date 2001-08-19
End date 2001-08-20
Color 10 YR 3/3 dark brown; at base is 7.5YR dark gray
Texture clay loam but changed to ash and silt
Composition clay then ash
Description remarks some tiny pebbles less than 1cm
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

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

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