Finds 455

Main Information
Finds ID 455
Site Cayönü
Area ID 178 settlement
Research event excavation: research The Cayönü Excavations 1964 - 1991
Finds type botany
Small finds category None
Small finds type
Botany species flax (Linum usitatissimum)
pulse ()
wild einkorn (Triticum monococcum subsp. baeoticum)
wild emmer (Triticum turgidum subsp. dicoccoides)
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
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Confidence 5
Comment In the late phases of the grill buildings small amounts of wild emmer and einkorn entered the kitchen. The latter wsa more intensively gathered by the end of the Grill Building Subphase , but pulses were still predominant a the vegetal source of nutrition. It is suggested, that the gathering of flax, for both oil consumption and textiles, started in the first half of this subphase. First seen in the First Evolutionary Stage and increasing in number in this stage. The presence of textile made of domesticated flax on the handle of an antler sickle towards the end of the Cell Building Subphase supports the theory that this craft may have started in this period.
Interpretations related to these Finds
Interpretation ID 26
ID 28