Finds 271

Main Information
Finds ID 271
Site Salat Cami Yani
Area ID 120 settlement
Research event excavation: rescue The Salat Cemi Yarni excavations 2004
Finds type pottery
Small finds category None
Small finds type
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 Collared Jar
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Confidence 5
Comment Basically, the Phase 3 pottery is in the tradition of the previous phase. The most predominant ware group is vegetal-tempered coarse ware as in Phase 2. However, some significant changes can be observed in this ware, and several new ware groups appear. ln vegetal-tempered coarse ware the new vessel shapes come into existence with relatively complex profiles, such as ogee-form pots and jars with distinctive necks. The presence of husking trays should also be mentioned. Furthermore, decorated pieces appear. Simple knob-like applied decoration prevails, while there are a few examples that depict a human figure and a snake-like wavy line. Several fine ware groups, such as painted pottery, dark coloured burnished ware, and red washed ware, are new to the pottery assemblage. Only three small fragments of painted pottery were recovered. They contain fine mineral inclusions exclusively, and the vessel walls are generally thin (ca. 5 mm). The surfaces are slightly burnished or carefully smoothed, with matt red paint on buff. Their motives consist of geometric designs, such as chevrons and vertical zigzag lines. Dark coloured burnished warealso includes fine mineral particles exclusively. lt is generally well fired and carefully burnished on both surfaces. Same fragments strongly remind us of the Dark Faced Burnished Ware (DFBW hereafter) in the Levant. Red washed ware contains fine vegetal temper tagether with mineral inclusions. The vessel walls are generally thin, and the washed surfaces are slightly lustrous. There are some vessels with sharp carinations in both wares.
Interpretations related to these Finds
Interpretation ID 48