Area 155

Main Information
Area ID 155
Site Til Huzur-Yayvantepe
Area type settlement
Area NR Structure A6 (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., Til Huzur – Yayvantepe, None, None
Comment The pottery can be compared to the pottery found at Neolithic Cayönü and other Neolithic sites of the region. The site is only dated by one radiocarbon date, obained in Structure A2 (5770 +/-80 BP; 4775-4525 cal.BC, see respective entry for more information on the dating). As the here described structure was found beneath Structure A3, it leads to the conclusion, that it is the earliest structure excavated at the site.
Settlement type tell
Settlement structure houses: free-standing
Settlement building type
Settlement building shape rectangular
Settlement building technique mud brick
Settlement archaeological features fireplace
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 A6 was the most extensively excavated of the identified structures. It was discovered in square W400, below the level that included structure A3 and was heavily damaged by the building of that structure. It consisted again of remains of orthogonal mudbrick walls, which divided adjoining square rooms of unknown size. The walls were almost levelled but still showed squarish mudbricks, and were apparently not plastered. A portion of the clay ceiling, bearing the imprints of thin wooden beams and woven reeds, was found on the floor. Outside the structure was a concentration of burnt soil along the eastern side of the sounding, where traces of a circular clay structure suggested the presence of a fireplace. A varied repertoire of pottery vessels was collected in this area which was probably used for cooking food.
Location of the Site