Area 152

Main Information
Area ID 152
Site Til Huzur-Yayvantepe
Area type settlement
Area NR Structure A7 (square W500)
Period Anatolia: Middle Neolithic
Anatolia: Late Neolithic
Anatolia: Early Chalcolithic
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 Caneva, I., Salvage excavations at Yayvantepe, None, None
Caneva, I., Til Huzur – Yayvantepe, None, None
Comment The pottery found in this Area can be compared well to Neolithic Cayönü Phases and other Neolithic sites in this region. Radiocarbon datin was only preformed on one seed sample from Area A2 (see respective entry), providing an absolute date of 5770 +/-80 BP (4775-4525 cal.BC), considered to be quite late for the expected cultral attribution of this level to a Pre-Halafian phase. As the here described Area has not been dated, the radiocarbon date is not described here. Being positioned right underneath of Structure A2, one can presume, though, it can be assumed, that the building belongs to next earlier phase.
Settlement type tell
Settlement structure houses: free-standing
Settlement building type
Settlement building shape rectangular
Settlement building technique mud brick
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 A sequence of mudbrick architectural levels characterised the whole stratigraphy from top to bottom. Stone foundations or basements were completely absent: the walls, consisting of one line of mudbricks, were set directly on the soil. The shape of the structures was presumably square or rectangular, though in non of the squares could the layout of the buildings be identified, due to the small size of the exposure. Two such structures were identified in square W500 (A2 and A7) and two more in square W400 (A3 and A6), while no defind structures were found in the lower squares (W300, 200 and 100). Structure A7 was brought to light immediately below A2, in a narrow step dug on the slope, still in square W500. It consisted only of a thin wall, with the same characteristics and almost in the same location as the one in the level above. The structure was not burnt and appeared to have been levelled in order to make place for the sperimposed structure A2. Except for this stratigrhaphic information, which evokes a plausible close relationship between the two architectural levels, no other significant data or find could be recorded for this feature in such a small exposure.
Location of the Site