Buildings D and j Harris Matrix
The Harris Matrix summarizes stratigraphic relationships among excavated contexts and groups of contexts that DAACS staff have identified as part of the same stratigraphic group. Stratigraphic groups and contexts are represented as boxes, while lines connecting them represent temporal relationships implied by the site’s stratification, as recorded by the site’s excavators (Harris 1979).
Stratigraphic groups, which represent multiple contexts, are identified on the diagram by their numeric designations (e.g. SG08), followed by descriptions of them (e.g. “Lower Fill above Floor of Bldg j”). Contexts that could not be assigned to stratigraphic groups are identified by their individual context numbers (e.g. 704AD).
Boxes with color fill represent contexts and stratigraphic groups with ceramic assemblages large enough to be included in the DAACS seriation of the site (see Chronology). Their seriation-based phase assignments are denoted by different colors, to facilitate evaluation of the agreement between the stratigraphic and seriation chronologies. Grey boxes represent contexts that were not included in the seriation because of small ceramic samples.
This Harris Matrix is based on data on stratigraphic relationships recorded among contexts in the DAACS database. It was drawn with the ArchEd application. See http://www.ads.tuwien.ac.at/arched/index.html.
Buildings D and jmay be the most stratigraphically complex sites on Mulberry Row, as more than 30 SGs and 159 features attest. Adding to the complexity is the fact that Building Dwas stripped to its stone subfloor in 1957 and reexcavated in 1986; whereas, Building j was excavated primarily in the early 1980s.
Relating deposits across the two structures is not possible. Thus, their stratigraphic matrices are presented separately below. Not included in either is the Garden pailing fenceposts that may have served as supports for the back walls of both structures. Dug in 1979, the excavated deposits in these quadrats are also difficult to relate to deposits excavated in subsequent years.
See the Chronology page for additional phase information.
For a printable version, download the Harris Matrix [637.69 KB PDF].
For a printable version, download the Harris Matrix [280.65 KB PDF].