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Hodder Level Designation(s) TRENCH 1.CHALCOLITHIC
Recording Fully recorded
Year 2003
Description Flot Smpl #2, >4mm, 100% sorted, fully analyzed. This is a medium size unit just above 9036. The fragmentation is average for the west mound apart from a complete metatarsal, and the distal half of a radius. Most of the bones are long bone fragments although there are also significant percentages of rib and verts. There is only about 2-3% burning and no digestion. A few pieces have trample polish. The diagnostics include a few long bone end splinters and the usual feet and teeth. There is one cattle phalanx to relieve the sheep-goat monotony. The unit is similar to 9036 in its lack of small fragments and its low density, but it does not contain the variety of bone. It seems to be a fairly clean fill, primarily domestic waste rapidly buried. The flot sample is medium brown with no large pieces. Most of the sample is 1- 2 cm fragments of 03 size animals. All of the diagnostic pieces are sheep goat. The material is slightly mixed, but edges are fresh rather than trampled or rolled. About 5% is low temperature burned and there are one or two digested pieces. It looks like fill with domestic waste. Two micromammal bones and a fish vert were pulled for Emma Last Number = F.78
Recorded By (initials) SAF
Recorded By (name) Sheelagh Frame
Date Recorded 2004-08-03
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Sheelagh Frame. "Unit 9028 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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