The four seasons of excavation at Tell Kosak Shamali yielded around 33,000 flaked stone artefacts from the Chalcolithic perid. These discoveries have allowed archaeologists their first oportunity to study lithic manufacturing activities and their development over this period in the Upper Euphrates valley, Syria. The tools are described and documented within their chronological context, and their functional and morphological properties discussed. There are also chapters devoted to bone objects and small finds, as well as some archaeobotanical and archaeozoological observations. This book is a companion title to Volume I, which documents the Chalcolithic architecture and earlier prehistoric remains.
Preface Chapter 1: Geomorphological and environmental settings of Tell Kosak Shamali, Syrai Takashi Oguchi Chapter 2: The socio-historical setting of Kosak Shamali: A field report from a modern village on the Euphrates, Syria Masayuki Akahori Chapter 3: Excavations in sector A of Tell Kosak Shamali: The stratigraphy and architectures Yoshihiro Nishiaki Chapter 4: The stratigraphy and architectures of sector B of Tell Kosak Shamali Tatsundo Koizumi and Hiroshi Sudo Chapter 5: Radiocarbon dates and the absolute chronology of Tell Kosak Shamali Yoshihiro Nishiaki Chapter 6: The Palaeolithic artifacs from Tell Kosak Shamli Yoshihiro Nishiaki Chapter 7: The Neolithic pottery from Tell Kosak Shamali Marie Le Miere Chapter 8: The Neolithic flaked stone artifacts from Tell Kosak Shamali Yoshihiro Nishiaki Chapter 9: The other Neolithic finds from Tell Kosak Shamali Yoshihiro Nishiaki, Kiroshi Sudo and Seiji Kadowaki Chapter 10: Conclusions Yoshihiro Nishiaki