Archive for Prestige

Large Blades and Lever Technique

Methods associated with the pressure technique in the Near East evolved significantly during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic. The earliest appearance so far known of large obsidian blades produced by pressure with the use of a lever is attested in the High Valleys at Çayönü Tepesi during the second part of the 8th millennium and beginning of […]

Aşıklı Höyük Bracelet

Tribological analysis has been employed in a pilot study of the technological steps involved in the manufacture of a polished obsidian bracelet from Aşıklı Höyük, an Aceramic Neolithic site in Central Anatolia (8300-7500 cal. B.C.). The study included a morphological analysis of the bracelet, based on profile measurements, and the identification of wear variation seen […]