"...the cavity left by a timber was backfilled with an ashy
deposit rich in charcoal and charred barley and this also
contained bone fragments and a greenstone? axe . This
seems like a deliberate deposit which is focused on the south
west corner of the platform, an area which was also marked by
red painted plaster in an early phase as being 'special'."
--Gavin Lucas' Excavation Diary