Area 872

Main Information
Area ID 872
Site Yeşilova Höyük
Area type settlement
Area NR
Period Anatolia: Early Neolithic
Anatolia: Late Neolithic
Dating method material culture
radiocarbon dating
Radiocarbon dated yes
Earliest date: Lab Number
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 None
Earliest date: Delta 13C None
Earliest date: Dated by
Latest date: Lab Number
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 None
Latest date: Delta 13C None
Latest date: Dated by
Period Reference
Comment The Neolithic settlement can be found at Level III with a cultural deposit 3 m thick. 13 architectural layers have been defined, constituting the longest occupation phase of the mound.
Settlement type tell
Settlement structure houses: agglutinated
Settlement building type one-room
Settlement building shape ovoid
Settlement building technique stone socket
Settlement archaeological features courtyard
plastered floor
stone platform
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 Of the eight definable layers of this horizon in almost every layer there are clayey-mud deposits evidencing frequent flooding of the site. The pebble layer encountered as the uppermost horizon of Neolithic deposits must have resulted from a flooding that must have put an end to the Neolithic occupation. Databale to Levels III.3-5 there are only some insignificant foundation remains of structures. Level III.1 is a permanent settlement of a long duration with tent and hut-like structures. Level III.2 is considered as the highlight of the Neolithic era at the site. The founding of bigger buildings indicate of an increase in the population. The architectural remains of this period are rectangular structures with stone foundations. The buildings are attached to each other but do not have shared walls. These single room buildings are arranged around a common courtyard with doors facing West. The spaces between the structures and the courtyard were built with ground stones. The upper structure of the stone foundations were constructed by filling in with "kerpic" soil. On the southern parts of the structures there are stone platforms with plastered surfaces, where they seemingly functioned as places for food preparation.
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