|Area: South |
|Dug in Year: 2003 |
|Feature Type: platform |
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|Location: Southeast quadrant of building 10 |
|Grid X: 939.4 Grid Y: 960|
|This series of units makes up platform 1305 which is located in the SE quadrant of building 10. The first three deposits (units 8005, 8007 and 8018) represent a series of packing, plaster layer and packing. These units were quite heavily eroded and all abutt wall 102 (eastern wall of building 10). Of these deposits, 8018 abutts pillar 1308. The first deposit to abutt a bench is 8025 and it abuts bench 1304 (the second phase of a series of three benches - I.e. 1301, 1304, and 1310), the first and latest phase of bench (1301) having sat in isolation (as left by Greek team in 1997). Layer 8025 seemed to lip up onto a mudbricky deposit at its northern edge where it also abutted pillar 1308. After unit 8025 had been excavated another plaster layer was revealed and the northern edge of bench 1310 appeared in its entirety (which this plaster layer abutted). This plaster layer ran under the mudbricky deposit which 8025 seemed to lip up onto. This mudbricky material has turned out to be the reamains of another bench (1315) - see also feature sheet 1316 for platform north of bench 1315.|
NOTE: The decision was made that units within the same platform that abutted different benches would be given different feature numbers so as to ease further discussion of phasing. I suppose these units could be grouped in a running matrix and then given phase numbers but this decision has been made and it is too late to go through all the records to change it. Just be aware of this decision !
Ideally units 8005, 8007 and 8018 should have been given a separate platform feature number according to the system above but as they are sitting in isolation having little bearing on the phasing it was deemed not to be imperative.
NOTE: This platform may be related to platform 1316 as units 8025 and 8060 both sat directly on top of bench 1315.
|In situ Conservation: No |
|Lifted: No |
|Feature Relationships: |
|above: (Click to view the record) 1315, 1320 |
|abuts: (Click to view the record) 102, 1304, 1308 |
|Number of Related Diary Entries: 0|
|Conservation Recorded: No|
|Related Photos: 3 (Opens as a group in a new window) |
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|No. Of Units in this Feature: 4 (Click here to view unit list)|