Finds 73

Main Information
Finds ID 73
Site Demirköy
Area ID 26 settlement
Research event test pit Soundings at Demirköy 1997 - 2000
Finds type botany
Small finds category None
Small finds type
Botany species pistachio (None)
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 Only the plant remains have been sufficiently analyzed for reliable discussion. Sea club-rush, legumes, and nuts (including almond and pistachio) again appear to dominate what can reliably be presumed to have been the food assemblage. Small seeded grasses are present but still do not appear to have been a significant food resource. There is no evidence for any plant domestication. It has been suggested by Savard that, given the dominance of riparian plants in both assemblages, the relocation was perhaps motivated by the desire on the part of the community inhabiting the Batman Drainage to have access to the larger flood plain of the Batman Stream (as compared to that of its Sason Stream tributary) and the associated greater availability of riparian plant resources. Hunting and gathering seems to continue as the mode of subsistences and its focus appears to be relatively unchanged from the patterns practiced at Hallan Cemi. The exploitation of grasses continues to play a relatively minor role in the subsistance system.
Interpretations related to these Finds
Interpretation ID 40