Finds 1966

Main Information
Finds ID 1966
Site Pınarbaşı B
Area ID 808 cave or rockshelter
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 Direct percussion
Pressure technique
Lithics industry Blade industry
Flake industry
Lithics cores and preparation Bidirectional core
Blade core
Flake core
Lithics retouched tools
Lithics unretouched tools Blade
Lithics raw material Obsidian
Obsidian Yes
Obsidian amount None
Pottery form
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Material obsidian
Confidence None
Comment Chipped stone: 90% of the material was obsidian (similar to contemporary Çatalhöyük in material, similar reduction strategies and tool types, including pressure blade and single platform direct percussion blade production and opposed platform blade production; flakes are also common); on-site production of blades and flakes from opposed platform irregular small cores; knapping was limited (because of low densities of the chipped stones), but it was carried out --> quantities of micro-debitage, also flakes from biface production from occasional knapping episodes; much of the larger knapping product was removed, both from the rock shelter and the site; there was biface and point production, small blades and flakes from irregular bidirectional cores; no direct evidence for pressure blade production was discovered, lots of the found blade products of pressure technique were brought on site, were used here and then discarded; Pınarbaşı was a discontinuously occupied hunter-herder camp-site; there were both finished and partially prepared or reduced raw material or blanks found;