Finds 454

Main Information
Finds ID 454
Site Cayönü
Area ID 178 settlement
Research event excavation: research The Cayönü Excavations 1964 - 1991
Finds type animal remains
Small finds category None
Small finds type
Botany species
Animal remains species cattle (Bos taurus)
game (None)
goat (Capra hircus)
pig (Sus scrofa domesticus)
sheep (Ovis aries)
wild boar (Sus scrofa)
Animal remains completeness None
Animal remains part unknown
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 5
Comment Although diet is still dependet mostly on wild game, in the Channeled Building Subphase it is definite that pigs were kept within the settlement; in fact, there is evidence that the process of the domestication of pigs goes back to the beginning of this stage. According to Hongo the pigs are half wild and half domestic. On the basis of morphological analyses, butchering ages, and collagen isotopes, it is asserted that attempts at domesticating sheep, goat, and cattle started in the Channeled Building Subphase.
Interpretations related to these Finds
Interpretation ID 25
ID 27