Ground and pecked stone industry of Bahra 1, an Ubaid-related settlement in Northern Kuwait Cover Image

Ground and pecked stone industry of Bahra 1, an Ubaid-related settlement in Northern Kuwait
Ground and pecked stone industry of Bahra 1, an Ubaid-related settlement in Northern Kuwait

Author(s): Marcin Białowarczuk
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Ubaid period; ground and pecked stone industry; Kuwait; Persian Gulf; Bahra 1

Summary/Abstract: The archaeological site of Bahra 1 exemplifies permanent settlement in the Kuwaiti Gulf, in this case apparently specialized in the manufacture of shell adornments. The lithics discovered at the site are strongly related to this specialization. The present article concerns the ground and pecked stone industry, which forms only a small part of the lithic assemblage from the site, but which appears to have been an important element. It includes a general characteristic of the industry, brief description of the most common raw materials, based on geological and petrographic identification, as well as a detailed classification of the tool types. A functional diversification of the industry and its spatial distribution follow.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: XXII
  • Page Range: 569-586
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English