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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Hodder Level Designation(s) TRENCH 5.CHALCOLITHIC
Recording Assessed:3
Year 2008
Description
Original Comment

All the ""see comment"" MM Modifiers were were originally entered as MM Modifier 1. BUT IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT Duplicate record (same GID and MM Set) erased from database during cleaning. The measurements in this duplicate record were: MM7 (modifier 1) = 6.3; Mm 8 (modifier 1) = 5.0.

Editorial Change

All the ""see comment"" MM Modifiers were were originally entered as MM Modifier 1 [Length of M1 at occlusal surface]. BUT IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT Duplicate record (same GID and MM Set) erased from database during cleaning. The measurements in this duplicate record were: MM7 [Length of M3 at occlusal surface] (modifier 1) = 6 [Height of M2 from occlusal surface to root apex].3; Mm 8 [Breadth of M3 at occlusal surface] (modifier 1) = 5 [Breadth of M2 at occlusal surface].0.

[Editor note: during data import, we automatically generated labeling text inside square brackets to clarify references to specific measurements in this comment]

Recorded By (initials) NR, DCO
Recorded By (name) Nerissa Russell, David Orton
Date Recorded 2008-08-07
Note
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.
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Çatalhöyük Living Archive: Unit Properties
  • Mound: West
  • Area: Trench 5
  • Category: Layer
  • Dimensions: None
  • Description: None
  • Discussion: Most probably same as 14279, dug in 2007. The fill of this room is full of ceramic and animal bones. The finds cluster at the walls. The biggest cluster is given its own unit number (17208). At the north wall there seems to be a cluster of articulated cattle bones. The mudbrick fragments were found in the upper part of the layer. The basal boundary depends on the lowest part of the unit (17208).
  • Recognition: Excavation of room fill began last year, we are continuing excavating to a lower level
Çatalhöyük Living Archive: Unit Finds
  • 16898.X3 (Faunal Artifact), Ovis/Capra Lowerlimb Point
  • 16898.X16 (Faunal Artifact), Large cervid Skull Worked, Three grooves incised all the way around the circumference, two at the ends where the antler was grooved and snapped, and one approximately 1.5 cm from one end, incised but not cut through.
  • 16898.X12 (Ground Stone), Undifferentiated Unknown -
  • 16898.X2 (Faunal Artifact), Ovis/Capra Upperlimb Point; missing unfused epiphysis but don't have bone bag yet
  • 16898.F19 (Faunal Artifact), Cow-size (cattle/red deer/horse) Axial Split rib tool fragment
  • 16898.F18 (Faunal Artifact), Sheep-size (medium dog to medium sheep) Axial Odd bit of cut and scraped bone; waste? Preform?
  • 16898.H1 (Figurine), hand-modelled moderate to coarse clay gray single 2.5 Y 5/1 burnt? medium to coarse small rare stumpy horn broken at base CH: FG5 figural Black Organic
  • 16898.H2 (Figurine), fine clay light gray 7.5YR 7/1 baked fine small to medium common could be broken legs from base of anthro figurine but too indeterminate CH: FG5 non-diagnostic midden clay?
About Çatalhöyük Living Archive Data

The Çatalhöyük Living Archive describes this unit with:

  • 7 descriptive properties
  • 8 finds (other than animal bones)

Open Context requested these current ("live") data through an external API. The Çatalhöyük Living Archive has powerful analysis and visualization tools for use with the comprehensive database documenting recent excavations at Çatalhöyük. Stanford University sponsored and hosts this project.

Suggested Citation

David Orton, Nerissa Russell. "Unit 16898 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. <http://opencontext.org/subjects/DEC884C5-A000-4047-5273-398C92ACF6E3> ARK (Archive): https://n2t.net/ark:/28722/k2pr7n492

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