||the interpretation of the Urkesh underground shaft as a necromantic pit (abi in Hurrian) is based primarily on certain types of animal bones; once this is established, peculiar aspects of the structure itself can be understood as distinctive (the antechamber, the steep staircase)
||room C1 in the service sector of the Royal Palace AP contains a number of burnt logs in a neutral matrix; a very tentative interpretation (J.L.Walker) is that they may have bee used to cure furs and wool garments, in which case the room may be interpreted as a wardrobe
||an open area with pottery kilns and large amounts of kiln waste
||this is the most obvious of identification, when human bones (especially an articulated skeleton) as well as a certain assemblage of objects are presented.
||the bin in room C2 of the service sector of the Royal Palace AP contains several layers of pure clay: while a specific indicator in and of itself, no conclusive interpretation is possible
||the presence of ash suggests the intention to reduce humidity