Area 2

Main Information
Area ID 2
Site Gusir Höyük
Area type settlement
Area NR
Period Anatolia: Pre-Pottery Neolithic A
Dating method radiocarbon dating
Radiocarbon dated yes
Earliest date: Lab Number KlA44178 4 GSR
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 50
Earliest date: Delta 13C None
Earliest date: Dated by
Latest date: Lab Number KIA44180
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 45
Latest date: Delta 13C None
Latest date: Dated by
Period Reference Özdoğan, M., Gusir Höyük, None, None
Comment Gusir Höyük belongs to approximately the same period as Hallan Cemi, Demirköy, Körtik Tepe, Cayönü (Round Building Phase).
Settlement type tell
Settlement structure houses: agglutinated
Settlement building type
Settlement building shape circular
Settlement building technique mud brick
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 4
Grave type pit grave
Grave: type of human remains inhumation
Grave: estimated number of individuals 6
Grave: age groups age not specified
Grave: sexes sex not specified
Grave: number of female sex None
Grave: number of male sex None
Grave: number of not specified sex 4
Grave: disturbance of graves
Description Additional graves: As the author doesn't describe the graves seperatly and doesn't divide the finds according to their location, the site is treated as one area instead of settlements and graves. Besides the burials in the three burials from the courtyard (simple, single individuals) and the group burial (3 individuals), remnants of badly disturbed burials have been encountered in the lower terrace, which was used by the locals as a pathway. Skeletal partes and finds possibly related to these disturbed burials have been recovered as scatter over a consierably large area. Some of the graves are heavly destroyed because of the slope and other factors. Buildings: rectancular building with rounded courners: biggest of several buildings, cobbles filling on the floor, 7 adjestecent buildings - seems to be of special importance, possibly a central building. Highly burnt adobe remains in the buildings as well as in the layer filling show that adobe was extensively used above the stone foundations. Some adobe pieces have branch impressions on them (roof?). Courtyard (?) to the west.
Location of the Site

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Interpretations related to this Area
Interpretation ID 36