Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


8 December 2013

Des «lames de Karanovo» dans le site néolithique d’Uğurlu (île de Gökçeada, Turquie)

Denis Guilbeau & Burcin Erdogu Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique 135.1 (2011) [2013]: 1-19.


The origins and the modes of development of the first farming communities in the North-eastern Balkans between the end of the seventh and the sixth millennia are still much discussed. The site of Uğurlu on the island of Gökçeada in the northeastern Aegean Sea sheds new light on this question. At this site, there have to date been found 24 blades and 4 other samples of a white spotted flint probably of northern origin. The analysis of these artifacts, and the blades in particular, shows that the technique, the morphology, the distribution, the retouch correspond exactly with the “Karanovo Blades” from contemporaneous sites in Bulgarian Thrace and neighboring areas. However, their rarity, the other components of the flint industry and the close cultural links or Uğurlu with the West Anatolian cultures show that the site is only marginal to the Bulgarian techno-economic sphere and depends rather on other techno-economic systems.


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