Area 1143

Main Information
Area ID 1143
Site Çukuriçi Höyük
Area type settlement
Area NR
Period Anatolia: Early Chalcolithic 6000 - 5500
Dating method material culture
radiocarbon dating
Radiocarbon dated yes
Earliest date: Lab Number
Earliest date: 14C age (BP) None
Earliest date: Calibration None
Earliest date: 14C age calibrated (BC) None
Earliest date: Date of calibration None
Earliest date: Standard deviation None
Earliest date: Delta 13C None
Earliest date: Dated by
Latest date: Lab Number
Latest date: 14C age (BP) None
Latest date: Calibration None
Latest date: 14C age calibrated (BC) None
Latest date: Date of calibration None
Latest date: Standard deviation None
Latest date: Delta 13C None
Latest date: Dated by
Period Reference
Comment The Early Chalcolithic settlement can be found in the layer ÇuHö VIII. A set of radiocarbon dates of different kinds of material led to a dating between 6100 and 6000 cal. BC.
Settlement type tell
Settlement structure
Settlement building type
Settlement building shape rectangular
Settlement building technique mud brick
stone lining
stone socket
Settlement archaeological features clay floor
post hole
Cave/rockshelters type None
Cave/rockshelters: Evidence of graves/human remains
Cave/rockshelters: Evidence of occupation
Quarry exploitation type None
Quarry raw material
Cemetery/graves topography
Cemetery/graves mortuary features
Grave: number of graves
Grave type
Grave: type of human remains
Grave: estimated number of individuals
Grave: age groups
Grave: sexes
Grave: number of female sex None
Grave: number of male sex None
Grave: number of not specified sex None
Grave: disturbance of graves
Description The Early Chalcolithic settlement is composed of various architectural remains. Walls of mud were erected on two almost parallel stone foundations, which were built with coarse unhewn stones. The fragmentary archaeological remains can be reconstructed as a small room or a house but due to the limited excavated area its exact shape and size cannot yet be determined. Postholes, pits and stamped clay floors with more than one use-level demonstrate two living horizons. Comparable layers of stone rows covered by mud deposits could be detected along the attached profiles of the northern border of the tell.
Location of the Site

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Interpretations related to this Area
Interpretation ID 108