project banner image
Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Designator Fill
Context rating Tertiary
General remarks This is cleaning locus from when the northern section of the trench was expanded. It went from topsoil to the level of the rest of D8, over a meter deep in some places.
Strat abuts 70, 71, 78, 81
Top depth north 588.56
Top depth south 587.66
Bottom depth north 587.5
Bottom depth south 587.39
Dimension length 6.2
Dimension width 1.3
Start date 2005-06-07
End date 2005-06-08
Texture course sand to fine sand
Composition soil, roots, rocks
Description remarks This cleaning locus went from topsoil to the level of the rest of D8, over a meter deep in some places
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

Emily Ogle. (2012) "Locus 86 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):

Editorial Status
Part of Project
Copyright License

To the extent to which copyright applies, this content carries the above license. Follow the link to understand specific permissions and requirements.

Required Attribution: Citation and reference of URIs (hyperlinks)