|Area: Bach |
|Dug in Year: 1998 |
|Feature Type: platform |
|Location: northeast corner of building 3 |
|Grid X: 1057.22 Grid Y: 1188.96|
Top floor of this platform was recognized at the end of 1998 season by excavating unit 3521, under a large mass of rubble and plaster (# 3547) in the NE corner of space 86.
The surface immediately on the top floor was excavated as unit 3551 in 1999. Organic materials and neonate (?puppy) bones were lying on the floor (towards the area under the roof collapse). The uppermost floor is flat and smooth surface, brown-grey. On top of the floor there was much fallen plaster next to the east and north walls (3570). This material was excavated as units: 3569, 3570, 3551, 3579, 3571.
Uppermost floor (#1) is 1 cm thick layer (possibly two layers) of plaster, thicker in NE (#3521). The floor is white and slopes downa to south. It is already cut by F. 602, no artifactes in floor or packing below.
The packing below floor #1 is grey-brown. It is thicker and slopes down towards south (# 3595) where it contained a large fragments of charcoal and a bone ring fragment.
Floor #2 is smooth and very white plaster in south of platform becoming less hard and greyer towards north and east. The packing was removed with the floor since the floor was a quite thin layer and separated from floor #3 by several cms of packing.
Floor #3-4 was cleaned and removed in 2000. Floor 3 coincides with putting the lid on the burial pit F. 631 and with extending the platform in a southern direction (#6253). The extension is built up over F. 170 with thick plaster layer. This is different from floor #3 in the rest of the platform. In the eastern edge this floor was cut by F. 633. In the SE it was easy to distinguish the thin layer of plaster and packing from the underlying floor #4 white plaster. In the west and east the two floors were removed together as one unit. Floor #3 tends to be uneven white, with mottling and even burned material (#6390). Floor #5 was also excavated in 2000. It was an uneven white plaster with brown grey packing below. In NE corner floor #6 slopes sharply down towards NE, so that the packing under #5 is very thick here.
Floor #6 was first cleaned in 2000 and continued in 2001. It comprises a 1cm thick white cream-coloured plaster floor(s) and a 5 cm thick beige packing layer underneath. On the west, the floor and packing were excavated up to the small lip (#8215) that forms the boundary between F. 162 and 173. On the south side there is a continuous lip of white plaster on beige packing (#8207, 8208) that links F. 173 and 170.
The small lip (#8215) was created on top of floor #7.
After it was removed in 2001, floor #7 and its packing was excavated. Floor #7 is 2mm thick layer of white plaster with 5 mm tan packing below. North of F. 631 floor #7 plaster is very eroded (#8249).
Micromorphology sample taken from central block left on the platform. This will correlate well with samples 1 and 2 taken from sides of burial cut F. 639 of earlier platform layers.
|In situ Conservation: No |
|Lifted: Yes |
|Feature Relationships: |
|abuts: (Click to view the record) 170, 174, 606, 762 |
|abuts and underlies: (Click to view the record) 162 |
|floor #1and below cut by: (Click to view the record) 602 |
|floor #3 and below cut by: (Click to view the record) 631 |
|floor #3 cut by: (Click to view the record) 633 |
|Number of Related Diary Entries: 2|
|Conservation Recorded: No|
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|No. Of Units in this Feature: 57 (Click here to view unit list)|