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Daily trench Summary

Area D

Trench 8

June 15, 2005


This big project for today was to remove part of the western baulk to see if we can trace wall L65/L73 into the baulk until it meets L77. To do this we took out a section of the western baulk 1.5m wide and 60 cm deep. They started by taking down the top have of the baulk the full 60 cm deep. As we did this we were able to see a large rock surface that Barish up in D6 will probably find. I simply took out this fill as topsoil and did not save or bag anything from it. Once we were within 20 cm of where I could see the bricks starting I started fill locus 96 for all the fill around the wall and we stopped digging with big pick and switched to the small picks. Once we hit the top of a brick we stopped digging down from the top and started digging from the side (from the east headed into the west baulk). I had them dig this in at and angle which is drew in based on what I new about the trajectory of the wall. I went slightly inside where I thought it should go simply because I wanted to actually catch the edges of the bricks.

While two guys were working on this I kept going down in question areas. One of these was L91. One reason why this needed to come down was so that we could articulate the outer edge of wall 70 which we found there. This section of wall L70 is particularly important because it connects the main set of walls (L70, 71, and 72) to the bricks of L84.

This workday was cut short by the gale force winds that rocketed the trench. The original hand written day plan was also lost to the wind. As of the end of this day we had not finished articulating the wall in the baulk, which is now L97.

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Date 2005-06-15
Year 2005
Has note The purpose of the daily journal was to record the activities taking place in a trench each day. This included which loci were excavated, how and why loci were excavated and the ongoing impressions of the relationships among loci. It should be noted that journals record the actions, impressions and ideas of trench supervisors during the excavations. They are not, therefore, the final interpretations or syntheses of the emerging data.
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Emily Ogle. (2012) "D-8-2005-06-15 from Asia/Turkey/Kenan Tepe/Area D/Trench 8/Locus 70". In Kenan Tepe. Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb (Ed). Released: 2012-03-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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