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Title: Pre-Pottery Neolithic Personal Ornamentation
Subtitle: Observations on the Beads of Canhasan III
Author(s): BAYSAL, Emma L.
Volume: 46 Date: 2020
The bead and pendant assemblage of Canhasan III, consisting of stone, bone, clay and glass artefacts, has been stored in Karaman Museum since the excavation of the site finished in 1970. Here the artefacts are described and set in context for the first time. Although this is a small assemblage the beads and pendants of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic site add to the increasingly rich picture of prehistoric personal ornamentation in the Konya Plain area. Comparison with assemblages from other sites in the region and further afield places the assemblage in its wider context as part of a connected landscape of interactions and exchanges, including links to the traditions of the Euphrates Basin. Evidence for on-site manufacture of ornaments from locally available raw materials shows that juxtaposed with the long-distance procurement of some ornaments local ornament technologies were also in place. This was to be expected given the similar combinations of ornaments at other sites in the region.