Finds 56

Main Information
Finds ID 56
Site Sumaki Höyük
Area ID 22 settlement
Research event excavation: rescue The Sumaki Höyük Excavation 2007
Finds type small finds
Small finds category jewellery
Small finds type Bead
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
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Material bone
Confidence 5
Comment Although there are few stone, tooth, and bone beads, their treatment demonstrates high quality craftsmanship. Beads made of various kinds of stones, were formed into pendants of geometric shapes such as simple round, oval, rhomboidal, cylindrical, or pearshape, with a singlehole or with double holes. Bone beads from lang bones of small mammals are common. Tooth beads are generally deer tooth; there is just one tusk of wild boar. Beads made of freshwater bivalves (Unio) are uncommon; there is only one example. The present day Garzan River is its natural habitat, so this scarcity of Unio in the settlement is odd. For the moment, it can be said that the practices of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period continued into Pottery Neolithic. Obsidian and flintstone "drill bits" show that at least some beads were produced in the settlement. Five agate beads, noteworthy for their quality craftsmanship, are probably imports. All beads are scattered, and their context gives no satisfactory information about their positions. There are only 7 ring and bracelet fragments. While it is estimated that the 17 widely-scattered lumps of malachite, two malachite bead fragrnents, one curved copper sheet, and one copper bead fragment belang to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period Ievels, we can suggest that the use of malachitecopper continued in this region for a langer period.