Keywords : Mesolithic


The Sickle Industry Developed In Ancient Iraq During The Mesolithic To The End Of Chalcolithic

Athar Alrafedain, 2021, Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 271-287
DOI: 10.33899/athar.2021.169592

During the Prehistoric period, Human is used tools that helped him in the process of cutting plants or hunting animals, and then he developed his tools in a manner suitable for their use and became a variety, and among those tools is the sickle that he used even after emergence of agriculture. It continued to be used despite the different available raw materials throughout the chronology ages. Sickles began to be used since the stone ages before the emergence of agriculture until now. As for the industry materials for the blade, it was made according to the availability of raw materials, including bones and types of stones during the stone ages, and then the clay was used during the Ubaid period, and this is according to what the excavations revealed in the archaeological sites.