Structure 404, masonry surface structure

Features


Other (Feature 1) Top of page
General description
Unmodified sandstone slab plastered into floor of surface room.
Use history
Unknown use (appears to be some kind of food processing feature), possibly partly dismantled, then covered with postabandonment deposits.
Associated features
None.
Excavation procedure
Recorded in provenience data, which are available through the "Field Data: Provenience Data" query in the multisite research database.
Portion excavated
Only the portion within the 1 x 2 excavation unit.
Horizontal location
Near the southeast corner of the 1 x 2 excavation unit, which is in the southwest corner of room. Room is at northeast edge of site.
Vertical location
Floor of room.
Construction
Unmodified sandstone slab plastered into floor surface next to shallow depression in the floor. The depression appears to have been lined with plaster. The slab and depression overlie mixed constructional fill. The plaster is molded around the slab and th
Remodeling/ modification
No
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Unknown.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred:  unknown.
Shape in cross section
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred:  unknown.
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
51
No
Northeast-southwest; Map 365.
Width
40
No
Northwest-southeast.
Height
No
Depth
4
No
Below floor (Surface 1); Map 366.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Postabandonment fill in shallow depression
wall fall
Not Recorded
Not Recorded
laminated sediment

Aperture (Feature 2) Top of page
General description
Opening in masonry wall of surface room.
Use history
Unknown use; not sealed.
Associated features
None.
Excavation procedure
Not excavated--feature contained recent, rodent-disturbed material, some of which slumped out of feature during excavation of the 2 x 1 excavation unit.
Portion excavated
Not excavated, but most of feature was exposed.
Horizontal location
In the northwest corner of the 2 x 1 excavation unit, which is midway along west wall of this structure; structure is at northeast edge of site.
Vertical location
Floor of opening is 1.5 m above room floor.
Construction
Unknown.
Remodeling/ modification
Unknown
Thermal alteration
Unknown
Sooting
Unknown
Sealed
No
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Unknown--the portion of the opening observed looked good, but rubble (from feature collapse?) was visible behind rodent-disturbed material.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred:  unknown.
Shape in cross section
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred:  unknown.
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
No
Not excavated; Map 365.
Width
No
Portion of opening exposed was 30 cm wide.
Height
No
Portion of opening exposed was 46 cm high.
Depth
No
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture