Article

Rows with the neighbours: the short lives of longhouses at the Neolithic site of Versend-Gilencsa

Citation

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

Abstract
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.

Keywords
Hungary; Versend-Gilencsa; Neolithic; LBK; longhouses; Bayesian chronologicalmodelling

Journal
Antiquity: Volume 92, Issue 361

StatusPublished
Publication date28/02/2018
Publication date online09/02/2018
Date accepted by journal13/02/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26938
PublisherCambridge University Press for Antiquity Publications
ISSN0003-598X