Finds 58

Main Information
Finds ID 58
Site Hallan Cemi
Area ID 25 settlement
Research event excavation: rescue Hallan Cemi excavation 1991 - 1994
Finds type lithics
Small finds category tool
Small finds type Blade
Botany species
Animal remains species
Animal remains completeness None
Animal remains part
Lithics technology
Lithics industry Blade industry
Flake industry
Lithics cores and preparation
Lithics retouched tools Projectile point
Retouched blade
Lithics unretouched tools
Lithics raw material Obsidian
Obsidian Yes
Obsidian amount 58
Pottery form
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Material obsidian
Confidence 5
Comment The Hallan Cemi assemblage is characterized by blades produced from single platform cores, with a significant number of such blades modified to form geometric pieces, particularly scalene triangles. Convex pieces (i.e., lunates) are also present, but relatively rare. Equally noteworthy are the other early chipped stone types which do not occur in the Hallan Cemi chipped stone assemblage. Specifically, characteristically Natufian-type backed and truncated blades are completely absent, as are all other distinctly Natufian chipped stone tool types. The nearest sources for obsidian, a valued raw material for the manufacture of chipped stone tools at Hallan Cemi, are in the Lake Van and Bingöl regions, both ca. 100 km away to the northeast and northwest respectively. Despite these distances, obsidian accounts for 58% of the chipped stone pieces at Hallan Cemi and material from both sources is present at the site. The author doesn't describe the lithics in particular, but only mentions them in socio-political and economical context. For further information on the lithics please see Rosenberg 1994.
Interpretations related to these Finds
Interpretation ID 39