Finds 1765

Main Information
Finds ID 1765
Site Köşk Höyük
Area ID 752 settlement
Research event
Finds type pottery
Small finds category None
Small finds type
Botany species
Animal remains species
Animal remains completeness None
Animal remains part
Lithics technology
Lithics industry
Lithics cores and preparation
Lithics retouched tools
Lithics unretouched tools
Lithics raw material
Obsidian None
Obsidian amount None
Pottery form Bowl
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration Brown burnished
Figure Relief Decoration
Grey burnished
Incised-Pointillé decoration
Monochrome brown
Monochrome grey
Monochrome red
Red burnished
Red slipped
Pottery type None
Confidence None
Comment All pottery here is hand-made. Bowls were made with middle to small sized grit, used as tempering, in grey, brown or buff. Some had mica inclusions, weren't fired well, were hand-smoothed, had a slip in red, brown or grey. They were burnished to avoid flaking of the slip. Most were monochrome, some had reliefs or were incised (spirals, semi.meander, triangle, rhomboid; enriched by dots; incisions and dots were often encrusted with white material). They rarely had handles. Some bowls were made of finer paste, were better levigated and had mica inclusions as well as sand. They were slip-coated (black to grey, red to reddish brown) with a glossy burnish, and the firing was better. These bowls were medium or small and had thin walls. Some other bowls, mostly found in Level V-l were made of dull grey or buff brown paste (not well levigated, not well baked, black or grey cores, inclusions: grit, lime); they had red and blackish mottling on the exterior. Most bowls were flat-based, some were of the elevated flat type. Some bowls had linear shallow grooves on the rim. A few bowls were painted on the slip surface (in brown, red, yellowish-white or cream) with broad bands or line drawings (crosshatching, arcs, spirals). These forms were found inside the houses as well as graves (e.g., two bowls were found together with plastered skulls under a bench in a box-like compartment).