Finds 1852

Main Information
Finds ID 1852
Site Aşıklı
Area ID 767 settlement
Research event
Finds type small finds
Small finds category tool
Small finds type Awl
Grinding stone
Projectile point
Shaft straightener
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
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Material andesit
Confidence None
Comment tools: made of bone, antler and obsidian (the obsidian came mostly from Kayırlı-Bitlikeler, only about 3% from Nenezi and Kömürcü-Kaletepe). A lot of scrapers were found, formed on thick flakes; also found were retouched tools, notched and pointed blades, arrowheads, borers, burins, splintered pieces and microliths (few geometrics, more from the earlier phase of Level 2). Three different groups of arrowheads occur. Typical for Aşıklı: one-shouldered, tanged with abrupt retouch, its function is debatable (for leather working, cutting, splitting wood, producing bone implements, some pieces showed traces of being used in harvesting wild or cultivated plants) The largest tool group in the bone/antler industry was awls (scraping, grooving, percussion), shaped from quarters or narrower splinters cut from metapodials or tibiae of small-bodied ruminants (sheep/goat); there was no standardization in débitage and shaping Some tools, especially awls, show traces of burning (fire-hardened tips --> the tools were used for piercing harder materials); belt hooks and tubular beads belonged to the elaborately worked bone tools; ground stone industry: used for grinding, pounding, cutting and miscellaneous things; finds: stone cups, chisels, polishing stones, shaft straighteners, large and heavy grinding stones (more than 10 kg), some secondarily used grinding stones (one side was worn, so the other side was used), mortars and pestles made of porous basalt or andesite, very few stone vessels, most of them fragmentary and usually made of tuff or limestone, chisels and polished axes in various sizes (used for wood working);