Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean — 16.2004(2005)

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FOURTH CATARACT - ULI ISLAND

SUDAN

Agate Flake Flat butt
Agate Flake Flat butt
The set features characteristic discoidal,
even Levallois processing. It contains three
cores (of which one is a small form from
which a triangular blade was struck) and
flakes with prepared platforms. The re-
maining flakes represent early stages in

40 27 7
_26 13 4_
cortex removing or discoidal exploitation
but without platform preparation. The as-
semblage can be dated to the Middle
Paleolithic, and the considerable variety of
the raw material points to a later phase of
the period.

ULI 58: MIDDLE PALEOLITHIC CAMPSITE

Quartz
Flake
Cortical burr
42
38
13
Quartz
Flake
Cortical butt
36
38
9
Basalt?
Core
Discoidal
52
48
17
Quartzite
Core
Single platform
53
45
35
Fig.l3:f-
Chert
Core
Discoidal
with reversed orientation
49
53
27
Fig-13 :g
Chert
Core
Discoidal
46
51
26
Chert
Flake
Fragment
(32)
24
5
Chert
Flake
Flat butt
27
23
6
Chert
Flake
Flat butt
45
19
7
Chert
Flake
Prepared butt
19
17
4
Chert
Flake
Prepared butt
41
28
7
Chert
Flake
Prepared butt
39
37
10
Chert
Flake
Prepared butt
25
28
5
Chert
Tool
Flake with prepared butt
and denticulate retouch
23
22
4
Chert
Tool
Flake with prepared butt
and denticulate retouch. Broken.
(39)
31
6
Fig.l3:e
Chert
Tool
Flake with prepared butt
and denticulate retouch
43
31
6
Chert
Flake
Very worn and patinated
21
29
8
Volcanic rock
Flake
Very worn and patinated
40
29
7

The set contains only discoidal products,
whether cores, flakes or tools. One of the
tools (damaged) could have been a blade.
Two of the flakes have very worn edges and
are heavily patinated on the surface, indi-
cating another (older?) occupation phase or

entirely different post-depositional proces-
ses working on elements of the same (tech-
nologically homogeneous) set. Technologi-
cal features point to a Middle Paleolithic
date for the set, a later phase to judge by the
variety of raw material.

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