Finds 1297

Main Information
Finds ID 1297
Site Knossos
Area ID 578 settlement
Research event
Finds type lithics
Small finds category None
Small finds type
Botany species
Animal remains species
Animal remains completeness None
Animal remains part
Lithics technology Direct percussion
Indirect percussion
Pressure technique
Lithics industry Blade industry
Flake industry
Lithics cores and preparation Bidirectional core
Lithics retouched tools Denticulate
Lithics unretouched tools Blade
Lithics raw material Obsidian
Obsidian Yes
Obsidian amount None
Pottery form
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Material obsidian
Confidence None
Comment Obsidian, flint, silicates, radiolarite and green and white quartz were used, while obsidian (probably from Melos) was preferred. Most of the tools were produced by using core-reduction. Nuclei were rarely found, but the few finds indicate bipolar nuclei that produced elongated flakes. Only 2% of the blades were produced by percussion, blades produced by pressure technique are only verified to a slight extent. The tools are sparsely standardized and have denticulated or regular cutting edges. Parallels can be found on the Greek Mainland in the Franchthi-Cave.
Interpretations related to these Finds
Interpretation ID 68