|Area: South |
|Dug in Year: 2004 |
|Feature Type: kerb |
|Feature Subtype: step |
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|This feature consists of three short mudbrick walls one course thick. (11322) and (11323) are N/S with (11321) E/W at northern end and (11329) E/W at southern end- see plan for exact layout. F1519 appears to have been constructed more or less as a coherent whole and probably at around the same time as bench F1503.|
This is one of the initial phases of construction or internal installations after building 42 walls were built and initial surfaces laid.
Several bricks show plastering on some faces, however they are hidden faces or discontinous (see ). This suggests these bricks were reused from some other place and not intended to be seen.
F1519 appears therefore to be and initial laying out of space within building 42. Bench F1503 appears to be first, the F1519 was constructed to demarcate areas for platforms F1501 and F1502 with (11321) specifially marking boudary between them. (11329) makes a N/S boundary within space 202. It is therefore possible to say area to N or (11329) and W of (11323/2) was floor and 'clean.' Area to E of (11323/2) were platforms and 'special; activity. The area to S of (11329) contained the oven and hearths and more floor areas and there fare 'dirty' areas of B42.
The laying out of F1519 was a little 'slapdash' as it wasn't perpendicular or flush to bench 1503. (11321) was oreintated parellel to bench though. This then was later hidden by platforms F1502/ F1501, which was constructed over (11323) to give a continous face to platforms and bench of high qualiity.
Does this suggest bad workmanship or that the initiral laying out didn't have to be perfect as getting the idea of the space physically layed out was more important? So not only dividing up internal fixtures, but activities also.
|In situ Conservation: No |
|Lifted: No |
|Feature Relationships: |
|abuts: (Click to view the record) 826, 1503 |
|below: (Click to view the record) 1501, 1502 |
|cut by: (Click to view the record) 1506 |
|Number of Related Diary Entries: 0|
|Conservation Recorded: No|
|Related Photos: 7 (Opens as a group in a new window) |
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|No. Of Units in this Feature: 5 (Click here to view unit list)|