East Kitchen Yard Harris Matrix
The Harris Matrix summarizes stratigraphic relationships among excavated contexts and groups of contexts that DAACS staff has 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. SG10) followed by the original excavator’s descriptions of them (e.g. “Fill: Reddish-brown clay”). Contexts that could not be assigned to stratigraphic groups are identified by their individual context numbers (e.g. 1795A). Features consisting of multiple contexts and/or stratigraphic groups are outlined with red boxes.
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 Page). 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.
Due to the large number of utility trenches that intrude this site, two Harris Matrices are provided: one including all contexts for the site and one excluding utility trenches. Furthermore, the matrix without utility lines is divided into two excavation campaigns because without the inclusion of the utility trenches, there are no deposits to unite these two sets of quadrats.
See East Kitchen Yard Site Chronology for detailed stratigraphic and phase information.
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.
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