|Area: North |
|Dug in Year: 1997 |
|Feature Type: platform |
|Location: Central East part of building, against E wall |
|Grid X: 1040 Grid Y: 1192.5|
|Contains / associated with:|
F28 - burial
F29 - burial
F49 - burial
?F200 - burial
This feature was excavated during the seasons of 1996 and 1997.
Large platform bounded by two projecting walls to the north (F8) and to the south (F10), which may or may not have continued to the ceiling. The platform itself consists of multiple floors and packing layers, with two post-settings at either end of the boundary walls. A heavy burning phase occured, concentrated in the south west corner under reducing conditions, but there was an even earlier burning phase too under more oxidising conditions in the same place. The burning can be traced on the walls, the wall plaster, the floor, and even on some of the human bones in burial F 29.
The platform was later converted into a separate room, space 110.
Along the floor and the southern wall, a red-painted plaster phase was identified.
Principal platform of building 1, associated with burials; unlike platform F 13, it underwent little modification, possibly because of the bounding walls F 8 and F 10. It's main characteristic, over time, is the large number of re-floorings compared with the other platform F 13 (although, here much truncation and modification to the platform may have removed many floors). At the end of it's life, probably, the posts were removed from the ends of the walls and the area was converted into a small room (space 110) by the addition of a cross wall along the western edge (F 9).
Especial focus seems to have been given to the southern side of floors and walls, noted exclusively here; special deposits in the southern post-cavity (including axe blade); and finally, burning, which was most intense in the middle of the south wall F 10. Why does all the focus take place here?
|In situ Conservation: No |
|Lifted: No |
|Feature Relationships: |
|abuts: (Click to view the record) 7, 8, 10 |
|abutted by: (Click to view the record) 371, 372 |
|contains: (Click to view the record) 29, 49, 200, 212, 213 |
|Number of Related Diary Entries: 4|
|Conservation Recorded: No|
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|No. Of Units in this Feature: 20 (Click here to view unit list)|