Area 153

Main Information
Area ID 153
Site Til Huzur-Yayvantepe
Area type settlement
Area NR Structure A3 (square W400)
Period Anatolia: Middle Neolithic
Anatolia: Late Neolithic 6600 - 6000
Anatolia: Early Chalcolithic 6000 - 5500
Dating method material culture
Radiocarbon dated no
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 Caneva, I., Salvage excavations at Yayvantepe, None, None
Caneva, I., Til Huzur – Yayvantepe, None, None
Comment The site has been dated with only one sample obtained in Structure A2 (see respective entry for more information on the dating), providing a date of 5770 +/-80 BP (4775-4525 cal.BC). The here described Structure was found much lower than the buildings in Area W500 though leading to the conclusion that it is dating to an 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 pit
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 Structure A3 was identified at a muh lower elevation in square W400 , about 2m deeper than A7, and 4,5m above the base level. It was not a dwelling structure bt probably a specialised workshop space. It consisted of a large area delimited by a low wall of compacted clay and stone fragments. The two orthogonal sides uncovered in the exposure revieled that the structure probably had a rectangular shape, at least 3 by 4m wide. The entire structure looked like a peculiar wide basin, occupied by a thick layer of pure clay. Only one hemispherical cup was found in the structure, which was interpreted as a clay decant pit, possibly related to pottery production.
Location of the Site

Finds in this Area
Interpretations related to this Area
Interpretation ID 52