Article

Fragmenting Times: interpreting a Bayesian chronology for the late Neolithic occupation of Çatalhöyük East, Turkey

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Marciniak A, Barański MZ, Bayliss A, Czerniak L, Goslar T, Southon J & Taylor RE (2015) Fragmenting Times: interpreting a Bayesian chronology for the late Neolithic occupation of Çatalhöyük East, Turkey. Antiquity, 89 (343), pp. 154-176. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2014.33

Abstract
The repetitive and highly structured domestic architecture of Çatalhöyük is a distinctive feature of this important Neolithic settlement. At the very end of the sequence, however, excavations on the surface of the East Mound reveal changes in household construction and burial chambers. Bayesian analysis of 56 AMS radiocarbon dates from these layers allow the date and pace of these changes to be established in detail. Settlement activity on the East Mound ceased just after 6000 cal BC, and was followed by the cessation of Neolithic burial activity a few decades later.

Keywords
Çatalhöyük; Late Neolithic; chronology; Bayesian statistics; pebble floors; burial chambers; households

Journal
Antiquity: Volume 89, Issue 343

StatusPublished
FundersJohn Templeton Foundation
Publication date28/02/2015
Publication date online30/01/2015
Date accepted by journal29/10/2014
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28453
ISSN0003-598X

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