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Hodder Level Designation(s) TRENCH 1.CHALCOLITHIC
Recording Fully recorded
Year 2000
Description Flot >4mm, sample 2 (4241) 100%, diagnostics only A medium-size unit from the west mound. The material is medium to light brown, mainly 03 size fragments. There are a few larger long bone fragments and an 05/07 Piii. Most of it is fairly large and edges are sharp with a few rolled and abraded frags. Preservation is good with one recently broken hyoid that was probably whole in the ground and a few pieces of costal cartilege. There is less than 5% burning, (although 10-15% in flot), and although there are quite a few digested phalanges there are only a few digested long bone fragments, even in the flotation sample. There is no gnawing. There are 4 distal sheep/goat tibiae and a number of head and foot bones. Both long bone fragments and axial fragments are well represented in the scrap. There is a small amount of burning. Overall the impression is of farily rapidly buried fill material, probably origianally post-consumption waste, possibly coming from several sources. There is one complete - although chipped human axis, but no other human bone. This may have been in the original fill, but could also have been moved from a nearby burial by one of the ground squirels which are common on the west mound. The human bone and one microfauna vertebra pulled for appropriate study Last Number = F130
Recorded By (initials) SAF
Recorded By (name) Sheelagh Frame
Date Recorded 2006-06-28
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Sheelagh Frame. "Unit 6523 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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