Finds 72

Main Information
Finds ID 72
Site Demirköy
Area ID 26 settlement
Research event test pit Soundings at Demirköy 1997 - 2000
Finds type pottery
Small finds category None
Small finds type
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
Amount 2-5
Confidence 5
Comment This object-type is represented by three small fragments of a single, poorly fired, crudely made pottery vessel. Poorly fired pottery has been reported occasionally (more often informally in conversation than formally in print) from other Pre-Pottery Neolithic sites and they have usually been relegated by the excavator to being the products of accidental firing, no doubt primarily for the lack of evidence to the contrary. However, in this case it is highly likely that the original vessel from which these sherds derive was purposely fired, however poorly. One of the three sherds is a rim sherd with a small manufactured hole just below the rim. Thus, the original vessel appears to have been a pottery copy of an otherwise typical stone bowl, complete with the typical opposed small suspension holes placed just below the rim. A hole produced for such suspesion, or any other functional purpose which required the hole to be threaded, would quickly wear through in an unfired vessel, which strongly implies that the vessel was intentionally fired.