W3 Reflection Post

Considering both principles of stratigraphy, the most detailed archaeological sequence from the evidence given is the layers O through H. These layers are interesting because on the left side there is a brick wall, while the strata shift downwards on the right sides of the layers. This has to do with the law of strata identified by their contents. It looks like an unconformity or temporal breaks occurred.

There is some evidence of each mixing, filling, collecting and unconformities in the image. As I mentioned above, there is clear evidence that each side of the strata (left and right) are at different levels and contain different contents The right side is lower than the right, and contains painted pottery. This could also be a result of unconformities and temporal breaks, which is due to either cultural or natural changes in the deposition at a specific place in the layer of strata. There is a chance that the wall was built on as time went on, because the pottery found in the each level of that strata (O-H) was similar but slightly different, making it seem as if the style of pottery painting had changed over time. Another likely hypothesis is that mixing and filling occurred, because the color and style of the pottery painting on strata N and H were more similar than the painting of the pottery on the strata in between those two. The top and bottom layers contained pottery with red painted rims and beveled rims, while a couple of the middle layers contained pottery painted red and blue, and had punctate decoration.

The strata on the right side is probably older than the strata on the left side of the wall, just because it contains more pottery, which is similar to the contents of strata S-P, which is below the wall layers and contains more pottery just like the strata on the right side of the wall. The strata on the right side that is part of the wall bracket is K-G, while on the left side the bracket is O-G. The main feature I noticed in the two burial types on the figure is that the burial in strata P is more deep, while the skeleton is propped up more of a seating position rather than a lying down position in strata B. The burial type in strata B is more shallow, which shows that the styles in human burial had changed from deeper to more shallow as time went on.

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