Finds 365

Main Information
Finds ID 365
Site Hakemi Use
Area ID 149 settlement
Research event excavation: rescue The Hakemi Use Excavations 2001
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
Lithics cores and preparation Blade core
Lithics retouched tools Denticulate
Projectile point
Retouched blade
Lithics unretouched tools
Lithics raw material Flint
Obsidian Yes
Obsidian amount None
Pottery form
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Amount 101-250
Material flint
Confidence 5
Comment Detailed studies on the stone objects of Hakemi Use have not been concluded; only a preliminary assessment of 221 objects of the chipped stone and of ground stone assemblages recovered during the 2001 season, has been conducted. Within the chipped stone objects examined; cores, truncated blades and bladelets, notched use-wear on bladelets, opening crests, whole lades and bladelets, retouched blades and bladelets as well as denticulate bladelets are sigificant. Tge frequency of untouched blade and bladelets is remarkable. Most probably, these blades and bladelets which are generally formed of mesial sections were used a sickle elements. There are many notches along the longitudinal edges of these elements which could have been caused by being used in agricultural activities. It should be noted that flint stone sickle blades with polished sides are small in number. There are only three pieces that could have been arrow-heads. The scarcity of cores and flaking debris suggests that either flint-knapping was done somewhere outside the settlement, or, if it was on site, we have not yet encountered the atelier. Both obsidian and flint have been used. The abundant flint sources in the terraces of the Seyhan Stream located to the west and southeastof Hakemi Use. The distance between the flint sources and the site varies between 2-4km. The nearest obsidan resources are much further away, around the basin of Lake Van (120-200km arial).