tDAR Logo tDAR digital antiquity


Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2003

» Downloads & Basic Metadata


Ais Giorkis, Cyprus, an Aceramic Neolithic site, represents either an early “Cypro-PPNB” or Late Khirokitia culture occupation. Radiocarbon ages on bone cluster around 6800–7000 ca. BC. This important Neolithic site is located in the uplands. Although it does not appear to be a typical village, Ais Giorkis contains only limited cattle remains, which is unusual for Neolithic occupations. Three ground stone implements, which were relatively rare in the artifact assemblage, one stone bowl, and one stone vessel with a ring base were washed to recover pollen and phytoliths to interpret plants that might have been processed. Two soil samples, representing the modern surface and a subsurface, were also examined to compare with the wash samples. Subsequent excavations yielded a mano, ground slab, a ground stone picrolite bowl fragment, and a fragment from a large ground stone vessel, all of which were examined for pollen, phytolith, and starch evidence of use. Additional artifacts including one stone vessel, a grinding bowl, one mortar, a quern, and one stone axe were washed to recover phytolith, pollen, and starches. One sediment sample (SFN 60) recovered from the interior of an overturned bowl was submitted for pollen, phytolith, starch, and macrofloral analyses.

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Cite this Record

POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, STARCH, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR AIS GIORKIS, CYPRUS. Linda Scott Cummings. PRI Technical Report ,2003-035/2006-077/2014-007/2017-013. 2003 ( tDAR id: 379009) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8W37VRJ


Spatial Coverage

min long: 31.476; min lat: 34.216 ; max long: 35.101; max lat: 35.853 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): PaleoResearch Institute

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
17-013-2_Report.pdf 243.00kb Aug 28, 2018 4:34:14 PM Embargoed Five Years

Accessing Restricted Files

At least one of the files for this resource is restricted from public view. For more information regarding access to these files, please reference the contact information below

Contact(s): PaleoResearch Institute

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America