Jakucs J, Oross K, Banffy E, Voicsek V, Dunbar E, Reimer PJ, Bayliss A, Marshall P & Whittle A (2018) Rows with the neighbours: the short lives of longhouses at the Neolithic site of Versend-Gilencsa. Antiquity, 92 (361), pp. 91-117. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2017.218
Longhouses are a key feature of Neolithic Linearbandkeramik (LBK) settlements in Central Europe, but debate persists concerning their usage, longevity and social significance. Excavations at Versend-Gilencsa in south-west Hungary (c. 5200 cal BC) revealed clear rows of longhouses. New radiocarbon dates suggest that these houses experienced short lifespans. This paper produces a model for the chronology of Versend, and it considers the implications of the new date estimates for a fuller understanding of the layout and duration of LBK longhouse settlements.
Hungary; Versend-Gilencsa; Neolithic; LBK; longhouses; Bayesian chronologicalmodelling
Antiquity: Volume 92, Issue 361
|Publication date online||09/02/2018|
|Date accepted by journal||13/02/2017|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press for Antiquity Publications|