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The Neolithic In Anatolia: A Review Of The Archaeological Data

The purpose of this paper is to look into the advent of social complexity by tracking it down from earlier times than those traditionally established: the Neolithic. In order to support this theory we shall examine various archaeological sites in Anatolia (Turkey): Çatal Hüyük, Çayönü Tepesi; Çafer Hüyük, Açikli Hüyük, Gritille, Nevali Çori, Can Hassan III, Hacilar, Hallan Çemi Tepesi, Suberde and Göbekli Tepe. Here, certain features which would appear to validate the theory were first brought to light: specialisation of artisans as well as trade of raw materials, such as obsidian and silex.

Author(s):  Pardo Mata, Pilar
Format:  Article
Date:  1999
Source:  Mediterranean Prehistory Online