Area 1149

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Area ID 1149
Site Keçiçayırı
Area type settlement
Area NR
Period Anatolia: Pre-Pottery Neolithic B
Anatolia: Early Neolithic
Dating method material culture
Radiocarbon dated None
Earliest date: Lab Number
Earliest date: 14C age (BP)
Earliest date: Calibration None
Earliest date: 14C age calibrated (BC)
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)
Latest date: Calibration None
Latest date: 14C age calibrated (BC)
Latest date: Date of calibration None
Latest date: Standard deviation None
Latest date: Delta 13C None
Latest date: Dated by
Period Reference
Comment There are at least two different layers wich can be assigned to the Neolithic period. The lower one has so far yielded no pottery, but only chipped stone and is related to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period.
Settlement type tell
Settlement structure
Settlement building type
Settlement building shape circular
Settlement building technique stone socket
Settlement archaeological features
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 prehistoric settlements are concentrated in three different areas far apart from each other. These are the fields to the northeast of the plain, the western outskirts of Cıbırada (the Terrace and the Höyük) and the summit of Cıbırada. The roman settlement which covers a large area, has considerably hampered the efforts to determine the spread and concentration of the prehistoric setllements. At the fields to the northeast remnants of stone foundations possibly from a building were visible. Three layers appeared after removal of the stones which had two shallow pits. Both the stone concentration and the layers underneath yielded quite a bit of chipped stone material and a few sherds which all might belong to the Early Neolithic at the latest. At the Höyük and the Terrace fillings inside and outside the Roman buildings yielded quite a bit of chipped stone and one or two pieces of Early Neolithic sherds. A hüge standing stone on the eastern edge of the mound could still be dated to the Neolithic period. The Terrace had four different pebbly layers with chipped stone and small pottery sherds. At the top of Cıbırada no architectural remains were ancountered, except a slightly curving row of stones which might be a remnant from a round house.
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