Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


9 January 2011

Zur Herkunft der Obsidianartefakte vom Çukuriçi Höyük

Max Bergner, Barbara Horejs & Ernst Pernicka Studia Troica 18 (2009): 249-272.


64 obsidian artefacts from the prehistoric settlement Çukuriçi Höyük near Ephesos were analyzed with neutron activation. The finds date from the Chalcolithic to the Early Bronze Age. Based on their trace element concentrations it could be shown that the overwhelming majority of the raw material derives from the Cycladic island of Melos. Altogether three artefacts could be assigned to central Anatolian occurrences, which are represented only in the Early Bronze Age so far. According to their macroscopic appearance the artefacts would be classified into four groups, one of which comprises obsidian from Melos and from central Anatolia.


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