Worked Human Femur from Gohar Tepe, Iran
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
How to Cite
Sołtysiak, A. and Gręzak, A. (2012), Worked Human Femur from Gohar Tepe, Iran. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol.. doi: 10.1002/oa.2296
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 30 NOV 2012 12:04AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 5 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 8 MAY 2012
- bone tool;
- Late Bronze Age;
A simple tool made from a gracile human femoral shaft was retrieved from a small animal bone assemblage found in a Late Bronze Age stratum at Gohar Tepe, Iran. The specimen has been identified as a chisel or gouge for which no analogous examples are known in the Near East. Studies examining similar tools from other regions suggest that such a tool may have been used for wood processing or pottery smoothing. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.