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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Hodder Level Designation(s) TRENCH 1.CHALCOLITHIC
Recording Fully recorded
Year 2000
Description A small-medium size unit that is about 1/2 03 long bone fragments and about equal amounts axial skeleton and teeth/feet. The bone is medium to light brown with a bit of a mix of staining, but relatively uniform. The percent of burnt bone is low -well below 5 %. Gnawed fragments of long bone ends are relatively common considering the small size of the unit, but digestion is quite rare. There is one Bos phalanx and a few 07 long bone frags, and one bird bone. Everything else is sheep/goat. Relatively few individuals are involved and all the edges are sharp and unabraded. The area seems to have been buried quickly after short term use for dumping post-butchery waste. One bone tool and three microfauna/amphibian bones were pulled for separate study. (2002: Another bone tool (F78) was sent off to the museum without bothering to have it studied, but has now come back as returned et
Recorded By (initials) SAF
Recorded By (name) Sheelagh Frame
Date Recorded 2006-06-28
The unique identifier for each contextual unit, matching those used in the central Çatalhöyük excavation database and in publications. The excavation uses single-context recording.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Çatalhöyük Living Archive: Unit Properties
  • Mound: West
  • Area: Trench I
  • Category: layer
  • Dimensions: 2.00m EW NS 50cm
  • Description: None
  • Discussion: None
  • Recognition: change of soil colour
Çatalhöyük Living Archive: Unit Finds
  • 6573.F32 (Faunal Artifact), Cow-size (cattle/red deer/horse) Axial A bone tool - put in Rissa's box. The rib shaft was split down the middle and then polished smooth. Both ends are missing.
  • 6573.R1 (Microfaunal), Ranidae > Pelvis
  • 6573.F78 (Faunal Artifact), Sheep-size (medium dog to medium sheep) Unidentified Tool fragment; probably tibia or metapodial
About Çatalhöyük Living Archive Data

The Çatalhöyük Living Archive describes this unit with:

  • 7 descriptive properties
  • 3 finds (other than animal bones)

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Suggested Citation

Sheelagh Frame. "Unit 6573 from Turkey/Çatalhöyük/Mound West/Trench 1". (2013) In Çatalhöyük Zooarchaeology. David Orton, Nerissa Russell, Katheryn Twiss, Louise Martin, Sheelagh Frame (Eds.) . Released: 2013-08-16. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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