Finds 1890

Main Information
Finds ID 1890
Site Musular
Area ID 787 undefined
Research event excavation: research field walking survey: systematic trial trench Musular Excavation 1996 - 2004
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 Bidirectional core
Naviform core
Lithics retouched tools Burin
End-scraper on flake
Retouched blade
Retouched flake
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 Chipped stone industry: primarily obsidian, rarely flint; 6 groups of obsidian: transparent (from Kayırlı and Kömürcü/Kaletepe on Göllüdağ), smoky grey, striped green-grey (from Nenezi Dağı), opaque grey-green, striped grey, black with smoky stripes. mostly naviform and bidirectional blade production (very few cores found, but more crescented blades, tablets, lateral blades, central blades, upsilon blades). The obsidian from Nenezi was used for large and thick blades, the Göllüdağ obsidian for smaller blades; Retouched tools: lots of scrapers and end-scrapers (mostly made on flakes, only 6 % on blades); also 19% retouched blades and 17% retouched flakes; 14 % projectiles (4-6 cm long, oval, pressure retouched, mostly unifacial, rarely bifacial); also splintered pieces (6%), borers (2%), burins (1%) and notched (1%); flint: only 20 pieces found, all yellowish fine-grained, good quality; almost all were retouched blades (one exception: a borer on a flake), some had silica sheen on the edges; In structure AC, unretouched tools were dominant (70 %). In structure AD, obsidian tools and wastes were found (mostly tiny flakes, less than 2 cm in size) no indication, that flint was worked in Musular --> probably brought here as finished tools;
Interpretations related to these Finds
Interpretation ID 101