Area 313

Main Information
Area ID 313
Site Mezraa-Teleilat
Area type settlement
Area NR Middle and late Neolithic (Phase IIB-A)
Period Anatolia: Middle Neolithic
Anatolia: Late Neolithic
Dating method material culture
radiocarbon dating
Radiocarbon dated yes
Earliest date: Lab Number AA49099
Earliest date: 14C age (BP)
Earliest date: Calibration no
Earliest date: 14C age calibrated (BC)
Earliest date: Date of calibration None
Earliest date: Standard deviation 61
Earliest date: Delta 13C None
Earliest date: Dated by
Latest date: Lab Number LTL2640A
Latest date: 14C age (BP)
Latest date: Calibration no
Latest date: 14C age calibrated (BC)
Latest date: Date of calibration None
Latest date: Standard deviation 50
Latest date: Delta 13C None
Latest date: Dated by
Period Reference Özdoğan, Mehmet; Başgelen, Nezih; Kuniholm, Peter, The Neolithic in Turkey. New Excavations & New Research. The Euphrates Basin, 2011, Istanbul
Settlement type tell
Settlement structure houses: agglutinated
Settlement building type
Settlement building shape rectangular
Settlement building technique mud brick
stone socket
Settlement archaeological features courtyard
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 none recorded
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
Comment The interiors of the buildings, which have a rectangular plan, are diveded intop square shaped cellular units. The human skeleton was found together whith goat skeletons in the northwest room of a architectural structure. First it was expected, that the goats and their owner died during a fire in a sheep fold. But now they expect, that the skeletons are remains of votives for the building.
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Interpretations related to this Area
Interpretation ID 98