Finds 1879

Main Information
Finds ID 1879
Site Aşıklı
Area ID 767 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
Microlithic industry
Lithics cores and preparation Bidirectional core
Flake core
Unidirectional core
Lithics retouched tools Burin
Projectile point
Lithics unretouched tools Blade
Lithics raw material Obsidian
Obsidian Yes
Obsidian amount None
Pottery form
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Confidence None
Comment The obsidian came mostly from Kayirli-Bitlikeler, only about 3% from Nenezi and Kömürcü-Kaletepe. The obsidian was imported in the form of nodules, flaking and shaping took place in the settlement (blade technology --> bi-directional and unidirectional knapping techniques). Various groups of the community did the knapping, therefore no specialization and standardization can be observed. First, thick flakes were removed, then thin ones. 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)