|Area: Bach |
|Dug in Year: 2001 |
|Feature Type: cut/extension |
|Location: abutting/cut into eastern edge of platform 169 |
|Grid X: 1055.33 Grid Y: 1184.3|
|The existence of this feature has been divided into two phases: the first when it was regular part of the kitchen area, with ovens/fire installations 779, 778, 777 and 776, and the later phase when three hearths (752, 630 and 604) were placed there and the length of extension reduced by adding a patch of packing material to its northern edge. After these two phases of usage, the platform extension was covered with layers of packing and floors, and thus became part of platform F. 169.|
In the first phase four fire installations were in use at different points in time. Suggested sequence is: F. 778 >>F. 777>>F. 779>>F. 776, the last two maybe alternating. Floors around these features were frequently renewed (especially in the southwestern part), because they were constantly exposed to high temperatures. Different kinds of packing were placed under each floor, so they differ in colour and consistency. Fire and heat had different impact on them, considering both the vicinity of a certain fire installation, and texture of a packing itself. Floors were mostly made of yellowish sandy clay, plastered, but mostly damaged due to exposure to fire. More or less ten distinct floors were recognized in connection with these fire installations and of different states of preservation. In this stage, one tiny part of platform 169, almost hooklike, slightly curving to the south, separated central part of the house from this part of the kitchen (see sketch on feature sheet).
In the second phase the extension was reduced in its northernmost part and previous fire installations covered with packing material. Then the hearths (F. 752, 630 and 604) took place of the earlier fire installations and were most probably used at the same time, or within a short time span, alternating.
Finally, the hearths were abandoned and covered with packings and plaster floors, meaning that platform 169 was extended further to the east. The rest of the kitchen area kept its function, while fire place was moved to some other location.
|In situ Conservation: No |
|Lifted: Yes |
|Feature Relationships: |
|abuts: (Click to view the record) 763 |
|comprises: (Click to view the record) 604, 630, 752, 764, 776, 777 |
|comprises?: (Click to view the record) 778 |
|within: (Click to view the record) 169 |
|Number of Related Diary Entries: 0|
|Conservation Recorded: No|
|Buildings: (Click to view the record) |
|Spaces: (Click to view the record) |
|No. Of Units in this Feature: 10 (Click here to view unit list)|