Finds 559

Main Information
Finds ID 559
Site Cayönü
Area ID 228 cemetery or grave
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 aurochs (Bos primigenius)
wild boar (Sus scrofa)
Animal remains completeness incomplete
Animal remains part extremity
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 Gifts at BM2b included a fancy boar's tusk. Among the burnt human skulls from the middle room in BM2a "some animal bones" were found. Within the Skull Building the presence of an aurochs skull with horns, on the wall facing the courtyard is an indication of a bull cult related to the ancestor cult. Cobble Paved Building Subphase (cp3): most of the graves are provided with various types of gifts (...), sometimes also food items (meat and plants). In building CX, the gift for the female lying with her infan is only two legs of meat. A boar's lower jaw with tusks still in it had been carefully placed onto the sieved earth fill at about 30cm above the two burials, in one of the cells of CX.