Archive for Bone technology

Skin working

The faunal record of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic sites in central Cappadocia is rich in wild and domesticated taxa, which were processed primarily for food. Skin processing can also be anticipated mainly on the basis of cut-marks on bones and use wear on stone and bone tools. Ethno-archaeological and ethno-historical data reveal considerable variability in […]

Bone working

The Neolithic sites of Aşıklı Höyük and Musular and the Chalcolithic site of Güvercinkayası in central Cappadocia yield substantial numbers of bone artifacts shaped by scraping, whittling, and grooving with edged instruments. The production of these tools was based on the exploitation of the obsidian sources of Göllü Dağ and Nenezi Dağ. Flint was introduced […]