Area 3

Main Information
Area ID 3
Site Sumaki Höyük
Area type settlement
Area NR 1st Phase
Period Anatolia: Early Neolithic 7000 - 6600
Anatolia: Middle Neolithic
Dating method material culture
Radiocarbon dated None
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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
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Latest date: 14C age (BP) None
Latest date: Calibration None
Latest date: 14C age calibrated (BC) None
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Latest date: Delta 13C None
Latest date: Dated by
Period Reference
Comment The phase is only called "Pottery Neolithic".
Settlement type tell
Settlement structure
Settlement building type one-room
Settlement building shape rectangular
Settlement building technique stone
Settlement archaeological features hearth
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
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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 Rows of left-over large basalt ground stones (secondary usage of ones from the 2nd Phase) of different lengths, large oval hearths/ovens with hard plastered earthen floors on stone bases; plant- and plant + mineral tempered, plain or thinly red-washed pottery, a few painted decorations; rounded perforated or blank sherds; very few bone artifacts and clay figurines; an obsidian blade industry.A characteristic feature of the 1st Phase is the use of large basalt grinding stones-that had been discarded in earlier phases-in the construction of the walls; blocks of basalt ofvarious dimensions have been placed on the walls, usually in single courses in the squares 13G, 13f, 15H, 20G, 21L-M, 20N and 20/0. The large hearths and ovens of this phase are sometimes single and sometimes multiphased. The hard plastered earthen fioors of the multi-phased ones are always superimposed. They are sometimes horizontal, sometimes slightly inclined to the north. There are no basket surroundings araund them like the ones araund the ovens of the 2nd Phase. Their lowest base is always made of stone.
Location of the Site

Finds in this Area
Interpretations related to this Area
Interpretation ID 37
ID 38