Locus: F6L98:001 Supervisor: D. Herr
Locus type: Earth
Designation: Topsoil
Start date: 21 Jul, 1987
End date: 27 Jul, 1987
Rationale
Reason: Begin excavation
Top separation: Clear / Bottom separation: Clear

Interpretation:
Function: Topsoil
Stratigraphy remarks: Later than other features
Locus Date: Islamic

Draw Balks: NSEW

Description

Munsel:
Verbal: Gray
Number: 10YR 5/1

Texture:
Loam-Silt loam
Particle Shape:
A: 0
As: 30
Sr: 60
R: 10

Consistence:
Hardness: Loose
Compactness: moderately. Loose
Wetness: moderately. Dry
Structure: Wind

Measurements:
Length: 5.0
Width: 5.0
Lower Depth: 0.08
Upper Depth: 0.16
Direction: 139
Slope: 17


Inclusions:
Pebbles: 110.0
Cobbles: 10.0
Boulders: 3.0
Stone Distribution: Random

Artifact Inclusions:
Flint: 80.0
Tesserae: 3.0
Artifact Distribution: Random

Remarks: Flints & shells found over L 2; bones found over L 3 in Loca 4; levels on top plan may seem strange when compared to L 2 which is supposed to be under L 1, because levels for L 1 were taken on soil & levels for L 2 were taken on rocks


Levels

location top level bottom level
7 909.38 909.31
11 907.95 907.87
21 908.42 908.37
31 908.49 908.39
35 907.55 907.39
location grid
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36



Stratigraphy

type description related locus
Over Earth layer F6L98:002
Over Earth layer F6L98:003
Over Earth layer F6L98:009
Over Pit F6L98:010
Over Wall F6L98:004
Over Wall F6L98:046



Photos - Slideshow

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87A062204
Pre-excavation
22 Jun, 1987
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87B062303
Progress
23 Jun, 1987
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87B062401
Progress
24 Jun, 1987

Pottery Readings

date pail baskets publish diagnostics total count location comments
22 Jun, 1987 1 30 0 7 33
diagnostic date form
Late Roman
Late Iron 2 1 Jug, 1 Krater
Iron 2
date pail baskets publish diagnostics total count location comments
22 Jun, 1987 2 14 0 4 14
diagnostic date form
Byzantine
Late Iron 2 2 Pithoi
date pail baskets publish diagnostics total count location comments
23 Jun, 1987 3 23 0 23 133
diagnostic date form
Undetermined
Umayyad
Byzantine
Late Roman
Early Roman
Late Iron 2 1 Jar, 3 Bowls
Iron 2 2 Bowls, 1 Cooking pot
date pail baskets publish diagnostics total count location comments
24 Jun, 1987 4 60 0 36 227
diagnostic date form
Undetermined
Byzantine
Roman
Late Iron 2 2 Jars, 1 Juglet, 1 Basin, 1 Krater, 3 Bowls, 1 Cooking pot
Iron 2 1 Pithos, 1 Jug, 3 Bowls, 1 Cooking pot
date pail baskets publish diagnostics total count location comments
25 Jun, 1987 5 99 0 49 389
diagnostic date form
Undetermined
Byzantine bods
Early Roman
Hellenistic
Late Iron 2 4 Jugs, 2 Kraters, 14 Bowls, 1 Cooking pot
Iron 1
Late Bronze
Middle Bronze
date pail baskets publish diagnostics total count location comments
26 Jun, 1987 6 55 0 29 243
diagnostic date form
Undetermined
Byzantine bods
Early Roman
Late Iron 2 9 Bowls
Early Bronze 1 Jar
date pail baskets publish diagnostics total count location comments
29 Jun, 1987 7 3 0 1 3
diagnostic date form
Byzantine
Iron
date pail baskets publish diagnostics total count location comments
27 Jun, 1989 171 25 0 12 106
diagnostic date form
Undetermined
Byzantine
Late Iron 2

Objects

registration description quantity certainty comments
B891742 UD 1 Possible Poss nat stone

Object Information

Shape: Linear
Material: Stone
Other Information:
  Natural

Object Dimensions

Height/Length: 3.9cm
Width: 1.8cm
Thickness: 0.95cm
B945153 Seal impression 1 Certain Recognized in 1994 when Herr went through old pottery; 2nd Suba seal impression

Object Information

Shape: Slightly Rectangular
Material: Ceramic

Object Dimensions

Width: 1.8cm
B891607 Hand grinder 1 Certain

Object Information

Shape: Nearly Square
Material: Basalt

Object Dimensions

Height/Length: 7.25cm
Thickness: 4.1cm
B891611 UD 1

Object Information

Shape: Nearly Diamond

Object Dimensions

Height/Length: 1.9cm
B891615 Weight 1 Possible

Object Information

Shape: Nearly Spherical
Material: Stone
Other Information:
  Small

Object Dimensions

Diameter: 2.5cm
B891621 Mortar 1 Certain Diam of depression 6 cm

Object Information

Shape: Nearly Oval
Material: Basalt

Object Dimensions

Height/Length: 11.0cm
B891626 Figurine 1 Possible Horse; visible bridle strap

Object Information

Shape: Amorphic
Material: Ceramic
Other Information:
  Zoomorphic
  128

Object Dimensions

Height/Length: 5.7cm
not available Stopper 1 Possible

Object Information

Shape: Circular
Material: Ceramic
Other Information:
  Jar
  Reworked

Object Dimensions

B870610 Bead 1 Certain

Object Information

Shape: Exactly Circular
Material: Glass
Other Information:
  Weathered
  260

Object Dimensions

Thickness: 0.5cm
Diameter: 0.6cm
Perforation Diameter: 0.2cm
B870630 Spindle whorl 1 Certain

Object Information

Shape: Nearly Circular
Material: Ceramic
Other Information:
  Reworked

Object Dimensions

Height/Length: 5.9cm
Thickness: 1.5cm
Perforation Diameter: 1.5cm
B870647 Grinder 1 Probable

Object Information

Material: Basalt

Object Dimensions

Height/Length: 11.7cm
not available Stopper 1 Possible

Object Information

Shape: Circular
Material: Ceramic
Other Information:
  Jar
  Reworked

Object Dimensions

B870701 Palette 1 Probable Incised on rim

Object Information

Material: Limestone
Other Information:
  Cosmetic

Object Dimensions

Height/Length: 4.5cm
Width: 2.3cm
B870663 Mortar 1 2.8 cm in center of depression

Object Information

Material: Limestone

Object Dimensions

Height/Length: 9.8cm
Width: 9.6cm
Thickness: 4.0cm