Finds 1964

Main Information
Finds ID 1964
Site Pınarbaşı B
Area ID 808 cave or rockshelter
Research event
Finds type animal remains
Small finds category None
Small finds type
Botany species
Animal remains species aurochs (Bos primigenius)
bird ()
goat (Capra hircus)
molluscs (None)
red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
sheep (Ovis aries)
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
Confidence None
Comment The animal finds indicate a significance of hunting (aurochs, equids); the animals were probably butchered on site, but components of large mammals were taken away (either to further camp-sites or sedentary villages); bird bones were found, especially from wetland species; domestic sheep remains (from fills within the structure); the many sheep fetuses indicate death and/or killing of pregnant ewes along with dead neonates --> that may suggest resource stress, e.g. fodder shortage or human-related local resource restrictions, or on the other hand plentiful stock; there were also dead sheep neonates, which could represent strategies related to enhancing milk yield for human consumption, but its efficacy is debatable; also bones of 13 to 16 month old sheep were found --> indicates a seasonal signature for February to April; perinatal remains and shed deciduous teeth of lambs suggest that the animals were kept in close proximity to the camp-sites; caprine remains (and remains of young fox and migratory birds) suggest autumn to early spring culling the animal remains suggest that this was a regular camp-site for hunters and herders;
Interpretations related to these Finds
Interpretation ID 103