Features

Features

Summary: 
Features are the smallest unit of interpretation in the BACH project. They are small intimate places - immovable elements of the interior or exterior of the house. You can inspect the details of the BACH Area buildings through this collection
Description: 

In the archaeological excavations at Çatalhöyük, the excavation and recording system is based primarily on a nested hierarchy of unit, feature, space, building, area and mound. Such a nested hierarchy is used by all single-context excavations that make use of the Harris Matrix system of recording and displaying stratigraphic relationships. On excavations other than Çatalhöyük, the “unit” is often referred to as a “context”. A Unit is both a place and an event. It refers to a unique depositional event and comprises the basic entity in the documentation of the site at Çatalhöyük.Each unit is assigned a unique identifying number and is recorded on a Unit Sheet. In this Web edition you will not come across “units” very often, as our basic level of presentation and discussion is the feature. A “Feature(e.g. Feature 631 or F.631) is a group of related units making up what is interpreted to be a significant architectural or depositional entity in the ground, such as a wall, an oven, or a burial. For example, Feature 617 (a burial) is made up of Unit 6207 (the initial cut or pit), Unit 6239 (the basket), Unit 6237 (the skeletal remains placed within the basket), Unit 6211 (the fill of the pit on top and around the human remains) and Unit 6206 (the plaster lid filling in the gap in the floor on top of the fill. Each feature is assigned a unique identifying number and is recorded during  fieldwork on a Feature Sheet.

 

Digital Heritage Items: 
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Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Features
Summary: 
Feature 160 is an interior partitioning wall that was constructed in Phase B3.4A as the first phase (along with F.161) in partitioning and screening off the main room (Space 86) from the western storage area (Space 158).
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Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Burial, Features, Fieldworking
Summary: 
Feature 162 - the North-Central platform existed from the birth to the death of Building 3. It was the highest of the three platforms in the northern part of space 86.
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Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Features
Summary: 
Feature 601 is the north–south screen wall constructed in Phase B3.4B that completed the separation of the main room (Space 86) from the narrow western storage room (Space 158) in the center of Building 3
Feature 631 - Burial Pit in northeast platform (F.173) of Buildi
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Burial, Features
Summary: 
Feature 631 is a burial of a mature male cut through the northeast platform (F.173) in Building 3 during phase B3.4B
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Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Features, Food: Storing Preparation and Eating
Summary: 
This was the house oven during Phase B3.3, when its location returned to the southwest corner of Building 3, where it had been located in the beginning of Building 3's history
Representational image of Feature 646 - Oven in the center of Building 3
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Features, Food: Storing Preparation and Eating
Summary: 
This is the oven of Phase B3.2 that was a free standing oven in the center of Building 3
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Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Artifact, Features, Food: Storing Preparation and Eating
Summary: 
Feature 758, just south of oven Feature 646 and dating to the same Phase B3.2, is a basin filled with miniature clay balls, that were used in the preparation of food
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Features
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Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Event, Features, Guide
Summary: 
Phase B3.2 comprised a major re-modelling of Building 3, in laying the floor, locating the oven, and the establishment of a series of white clay basins
Feature 1014 - Basket Phytoliths In Western Area (Burial)
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Artifact, Burial, Features, Fieldworking, Spaces_Places
Summary: 
Feature 1014 is a burial pit cut through platform F.638 in Space 87 containing the skeleton of a neonate in a lidded basket