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Hodder Level Designation(s) TRENCH 5.CHALCOLITHIC
Recording Fully recorded
Year 2011
Description This is an arbitrary fill unit from space 340, between (15164) and (15374). For a ~20cm spit, the faunal unit is extremely small. It is also fragmentary and heteregenous, and should probably be considered background noise. The assemblage is mainly long-bone scrap, with a few identifiable splinters, teeth, and phalanges. While the scrap is split fairly evenly between sheep- and cattle-sized, the IDs are all sheep-sized (sheep/caprine where determinate) apart from a single small cattle third phalanx. There are also a couple of human specimens. Most bones are at surface condition 3, but colour and appearance are highly varied. A few specimens are burnt - about 10%. There are no articulations
Recorded By (initials) DCO
Recorded By (name) David Orton
Date Recorded 2012-07-30
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. "Unit 15366 from Turkey/Çatalhöyük/Mound West/Trench 5". (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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