Feature 637 

Area: Bach 
 
Dug in Year: 2000 
Feature Type: platform 
 
Location: S-E corner of the building 3 
 
Grid X: 1057.22  Grid Y: 1184.68
 
I have started to excavate the floor with unit #6300. It seemed that the plastering was either removed during last year's excavation or it was missing originally. Anyway, this layer was very thin and I removed it to the very next plastering. Unit #6315 was thin as well. It didn't reveal the connection (which we assumed) with the platform. Until the next floor unit #6318 this connection became clear. This floor was contemporaneous with platform unit #6263. I took for the analysis (ICP, phosphates, phytoliths) the soil from the vertical side of the platform. It was very grey in colour. After removing unit #6329 clear edges of some sort of a cut appeared. This cut had unit #6337. Next to this cut (towards west) another cut appeared. This unit #6340 was probably in connection with the ladder and entrance. It was reddish and deep. Eastern part of unit #6329 was left unexcavated.
The bottom of the unit #6337 was the floor which is clearly in connection with the floor of the unit #6268, with its N-E part.
December 2000, MS in Berkeley wrote:
In 1999 this feature was considered to be a part of a platform F.167. It seems that in its late phase ("D") the two were part of the same feature. The two would be: lower step (F.637) and the upper step (F.167). They were plastered with a layer which made them the same feature. However, in the earlier period ("C") the two steps were abutting but were built as separate features. 
 
In situ Conservation: No 
Lifted: No 
 
Feature Relationships:
abuts: (Click to view the record) 167 
adjacent to: (Click to view the record) 762 
cut by: (Click to view the record) 168, 751 
 
Number of Related Diary Entries: 0
Conservation Recorded: No
Buildings: (Click to view the record)

3 
Spaces: (Click to view the record)

86 
No. Of Units in this Feature:  5  (Click here to view unit list)
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