rustica; Grifoni Cremonesi & Radi, Chapter 15) and had virtually identical lithic industries to Mesolithic peoples (e.
, Taranis Kilburn, 1991: 332, figs 10-16.
Within the brush huts and near the hearths we found a rich assemblage of flint artefacts (Nadel 2001), ground stone tools, worked bone tools (Rabinovich & Nadel 1994-95), as well as dentalium and columbella
beads from the Mediterranean Sea (Bar-Yosef Mayer 2002).
Levantine Palaeolithic cases are dominated by Dentalium (Bar-Yosef 1991; Mienis 1977; Reese 1989) and those in southernmost Turkey by Dentalium or Nassarius gibbosula and Columbella
rustica (Kuhn et al.
While mollusc species used for food are absent, a few perforated shell beads (Nassarius gibbosula and Columbella
rustica) were recovered from initial Upper Palaeolithic layers G-I.