Conjoining antler fragments form refitting units. The refitting units are recorded,
according to identification numbers. A refitting unit consists of two or more conjoining
elements. Each refitting unit is recorded with several attributes.
Surface preservation of this
refitting unit is poor, the
surface is badly destroyed. Find a is mapped and illustrated in D. Mania (1986b,
Abb. 2, Nr. 17 + Taf. 102,6). The
breakage probably happened as a result of sediment pressure. Differential surface preservation
is observable: using the
analogy of better
documented finds it may be deduced that the more abraded surface of find a, the
lateral surface, was
pointing upward when
excavated. The pedicle, find b, is more abraded medially.
b: Planum b
Find a is not mapped in the excavation square plan; it was probably found in the fault
of square 191.
Find b came from the main find horizon; a travertine sand cover of 10-20cm is
Weathering cracks had formed
prior to breakage of the
Find a does not occur in the documentation. The degree of erosion, as well as the
number, probably point to a provenance from the Chara limestone horizon.
Breakage probably occurred due to
It is probable that elements from this refitting unit were dispersed as a result of diagenetic processes. Find b
was mapped by D. Mania (1986a, Abb. 2, Nr.
The inventory number of find b points to a provenance from square 145. Neither the
map nor the excavation report from 1976 list a find of a brow tine fragment. In
square 203, however, a brow tine
is mapped, which is also reported in the excavation report from 1979, but no
appears in the material. The find mapped for square 203 is very similar
to the find a. So a
mistake in the
registration seems possible here.
Find a is laterally more
abraded than medially. The
latter side is more eroded than the former. The conjoining brow tine is medially
carbonate, which typically occurs on those sides found to point downwards. The burr
of find a is disturbed;
observation of the burr is restricted because of attached sediments. In order to
destruction, an ad hoc
cleaning was not thought advisable.
Find a was encountered in the shore line area, find b in an area of the diluvial fan,
thickness of travertine sands of 40-50cm, below the diluvial fan relicts of channels
were found here.