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Hodder Level Designation(s) TRENCH 7.CHALCOLITHIC
Recording Assessed:4
Year 2007
Description F1 is a point on an ulna. F2, F3 and F4 are samples for radiocarbon dating (collectively Sample 4). This unit is described as a room fill and the basal limit is a plaster floor. However, the upper and horizontal limits are arbitrary. The faunal sample is fairly large for T7 (at about 300 fragments) but small in general terms given the size of the unit. This must partly reflect a lack of sieving, but the small size of the flotation sample (S2: ~100 small fragments) indicates that the unit genuinely did not contain a large quantity of bone. The condition and appearance of the material is surprisingly uniform and there are a few articulations/refits on old breaks. It is plausible that much of the material may indeed come from a single stratigraphic context, but this cannot be relied upon. Condition is generally good, with low fragmentation and a high ID rate (partly due to recovery), little gnawing or digestion and a moderate level (~5%) of burning. This looks like material which would have had good potential for faunal analysis if excavated fully stratigraphically. On the other hand, the good condition, reddish yellow colouring and moderate fragmentation seen in this unit are in keeping with many other units in T7. DZ count: O/C: 25 Bos: 1.5 Pig: 1 Dog: 1 Human: 0.2 Indet. Cattle sized: 2
Recorded By (initials) NR, DCO
Recorded By (name) Nerissa Russell, David Orton
Date Recorded 2007-07-18
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.

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David Orton, Nerissa Russell. "Unit 15107 from Turkey/Çatalhöyük/Mound West/Trench 7". (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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