1.) Based off both principles of Stratigraphy, I think that Stratum B has the most detailed archaeological sequence that can be established from the evidence. It has very descriptive details about the pottery and methods used, it describes the pit and burial found in the middle of the stratum, and it even has details about artifacts found in association with the burial as well.
2 and 3.) I definitely think there are evidence of mixing, filling, etc. For example, the burial at Stratum B digs into Stratum C, hence direct evidence of digging and mixing. Also, Strata C and D both have “straight sided bottle sprouts; bottles with undercoated triangular stirrups.” The fact that both Strata C and D have the exact same artifacts indicates some sort of mixing or filling. Also, Strata J and L both had “green-red-and-blue-painted pottery” as well. According to the figure, Strata I’ and H’ also seem to have a little mixing going on due to I’ cutting right into H’. I also think that Strata P and Q show some evidence of mixing due to the fact that their evidence had a couple exact artifacts in common, and because the burial in Stratum P dug into Stratum Q. Finally, I think Strata R and S have some evidence for it as well because both of their descriptions were pretty much identical, except for the woven/twined cotton textiles.
4.) I would estimate that the ground level that the wall was built on was the bottom of Stratum O and top of Stratum P. I think the wall about 4 to 5 meters tall based off of the scale for Figure 1.
5.) Based off the depositional units on both sides of the wall I think that Strata H and H’ are relatively the same age due to the artifacts found and description of those findings. I think that Strata I’ and J’ are relatively the same age as well based off of the decorations and bottles found. Strata J and L might also be the same age due to the similarities in the pottery found. In addition, I think Strata K’ and P are about the same age as well because of the pottery with punctate decoration.
6.) The strata that bracket the construction of the walls are Strata G, H, H’, I, I’, J, J’, K, K’, L, M, N, O, and finally P.
7.) During the excavation, the archaeologists would have discovered the burial at Stratum B (an extended burial) first, and then the burial at Stratum P (a flexed burial) second. However, this does not mean that the burial at Stratum B occurred first. In fact, it indicates the opposite due to the Law of Superposition.