Feature 160: northern interior partitioning wall of Building 3
Feature 160 (F.160) is an interior partitioning wall that was visible in 1994 after the removal of surface 10cm and was defined in 1998. F.160 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). In this case Feature 160 separates the north-central platform (F.162) with its multiple burial events from the north-west corner of the building. In an earlier phase (B34.3) a similar partitionong action had been provided by a low plaster bench (F.772) which provided the footing for Feature 160; the wall also incorporated into its construction an earlier pedestal (F.759). It ran 1.3m from the north perimeter wall of Building 3 in a north-south direction; it was built up of narrow (15-20cm wide) bricks and mortar. The wall might have risen to full height of the building or only partial height. Unfortunately, it is pure guesswork which. The wall abutted and incorporated the existing post (F.766) at the north perimeter wall. A Roman burial (F.153) (Phase B3.5B) was later dug through the middle of F.160. During Phase B3.4A, the plaster of the eastern face of F.160 painted with layers of red, contemporary with the last burials on platform F.162; this is the best preserved such plaster in the BACH Area.