Finds 1680

Main Information
Finds ID 1680
Site Mersin-Yumuktepe
Area ID 662 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
Lithics industry Blade industry
Flake industry
Lithics cores and preparation Blade core
Flake core
Lithics retouched tools Denticulate
Projectile point
Retouched blade
Retouched flake
Sickle blade
Lithics unretouched tools Blade
Lithics raw material Flint
Obsidian Yes
Obsidian amount None
Pottery form
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Material flint
Confidence None
Comment obsidian as main material, but flint increasing; continuity in the use of bladelet blanks, higher frequency of cores, chips, flakes --> the obsidian was imported not only as semi-finished tools, but also as small or large blocks or flakes that were knapped within the site; main tool groups: pointed bladelet, fragmented points (mostly reshaped into other tools), blades of various shapes, sizes and types of retouch; flint blades were rare, but there were more flakes than in the Early Neolithic; medium to large flakes often constituted the blank for ad hoc tools (e.g. denticulated pieces, scrapers); cores and core fragments indicate on-site knapping flint raw material: mainly coarse grain yellow with thin black inclusions, rarely fine grained reddish brown flint; the edges of many retouched small flakes and waste were glossed; two glossed tool types: the ad hoc glossed tools out of coarse local flint, glossed blade blanks obtained from beige flint (probably not local), maybe used for harvesting (sickles) and threshing (threshing sledges or tribulum, with sets of flint flakes)
Interpretations related to these Finds
Interpretation ID 86