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Hodder Level Designation(s) TRENCH 1.CHALCOLITHIC
Recording Fully recorded
Year 2000
Description A small unit of medium brown bone. The material is largely scrap with 03 long bone fragments, ribs and vertebrae. The bones are the result of fairly heavy processing, but the edges are sharp and there are no unidetifiable fragments, and very few pieces under two cm. It therefore seems to have been undisturbed after burial - it is certainly no trampled or worn. There is a very small amount of low temperature burning. There are few diagnostics bones which include a cattle phalange and sheep/goat teeth. There is also a complete human metatarsal, it is much lighter in colour and cleaner than the other bones and is probably intrusive. Flot smpl 2 (4375), >4mm, 100%, fully recorded. The flot sample is light to medium brown bone. It has almost no burning and a small amount of digestion. There are a large number of small, unidentifiable frags many new but some old. These fragments, like the larger ones do not appear abraded or worn. The disangostics are all sheep/goat feet and teeth. The deposit appears to be background fill, perhaps redeposited, but protected once deposited.
Recorded By (initials) SAF
Recorded By (name) Sheelagh Frame
Date Recorded 2006-08-06
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Sheelagh Frame. "Unit 6552 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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