The Year 2001 Season of Excavation at Late PPNB Ba'ja

Hans Georg K. Gebel and Bo Dahl Hermansen
(Institut für Vorderasiatische Altertumskunde, Freie Universität Berlin; Carsten Niebuhr Institute, Copenhagen University)

 

 
The Year 2001 Season of Excavation at Late PPNB Ba'ja

Field Operations

Altogether 6.5 new 5 x 5m squares were investigated, while excavation continued in three previous squares in the locus of the collective grave (Area D 11/12/21/22); eight balks were removed in Area B-North. In B-South excavations continued in B74; B84 and B85 were newly opened. In Area C the eastern half of C0 and the western halves of C10 and C20 were opened, while the balks between C11/21, C21/22 and C10/20 were removed; digging continued in the eastern halves of C10 and C20. In the newly opened steep-sloped Area F, Squares F10-12 were excavated. The only operation in Area D was the excavation of the collective burial.
In addition to the excavation work,conservation measures and related work were carried out in the oldest parts of excavation (Area C: partial filling of rooms, conservation of wall tops; storage of dressed stones for wall restoration, etc.).

 

 

 
 

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