|Area: North |
|Dug in Year: 1997 |
|Feature Type: platform |
|Location: NW corner of space 71 |
|Grid X: 1041.6 Grid Y: 1194.5|
|Dug 1996 and 1997|
Platform in NW corner of space 71; it has undergone many modification, chiefly involving replastering and re-building. The basic sequence is a platform c. 1.4 m square which gradually gets enlarged over 3 phases before a final phase where it reverts back to its original size,
At its greatest size it is c. 1.6 m square.
The principal problem is the number of replasterings on the S face vis-à-vis the E face - either the E side was truncated / shortened at some point or the S side was more extensibly modified. Either way, this phenomenon seems to be related to the presence of burials to the E of the platform especially burial F30.
One possible projecting feature is associated with the platform coming out at the middle of the S face - although another may also occur in the middle of the E face (see (2102) and (2163) respectively)
Platform, possibly used as a sleeping area, though I know of no evidence /reason for this interpretation.
It's main contextual associations are with burials. but not all platforms had burials in (e.g. F32). It may be better to see this and other platforms in terms of the general 'raising' of floor levels, of which there are many n building 1 - despite this, however, this was clearly a focal area, with the painted plaster and burials.
|In situ Conservation: No |
|Lifted: No |
|Feature Relationships: |
|abuts: (Click to view the record) 3, 5, 46 |
|contains: (Click to view the record) 35, 36, 38, 41, 42, 47, 202, 204, 207 |
|cut by: (Click to view the record) 17 |
|Number of Related Diary Entries: 15|
|Conservation Recorded: No|
|Buildings: (Click to view the record) |
|Spaces: (Click to view the record) |
|No. Of Units in this Feature: 20 (Click here to view unit list)|