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Designator Pit
Context rating Secondary
General remarks An area without a pit like shape, that may have been an intentional dump outside of the wall or maybe just a low spot on the terrain. No ash or trash was observed. Soil was loose and several small cobblestones were observed on top of fill. This was removed with contents once removed showing a fairly shallow pit
Strat below 2
Strat abuts 3, 4
Strat cuts 1, 2
Strat remarks Loose soil with no apparent marks on the baulks. Just a floating concentration of loose rock and fill
Top depth south-west 573.74
Dimension length 2.5
Dimension width 1.5
Start date 2005-05-22
End date 2005-05-24
Color 10 YR 5/2 grayish brown
Texture loam and ash
Composition Very soft , loose soil with several small cobble stones
Description remarks On the surface of what appears and feels like a pit there are several small stones and very soft soil with no compaction. No ash is evident despite the grayish color of the fill.
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

Marco Baldi. (2012) "Locus 5 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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