Evidence for early sedentism at Körtik Tepe, southeastern Turkey, during the Younger Dryas
AbstractLocation: Körtik Tepe, Province Diyarbakır, Southeastern Turkey, at the confluence of the River Tigris and the Batman Creek.
Period: Younger Dryas to Early Holocene (10400-9200 BCE)
Focus: Archaeological evidence for permanent occupation of the site; conditions favouring early sedentism at the intersection of two ecological regimes: the riverine environments and the steppe/tree-steppe mountain ranges of the hinterland; ecological and socio-economic impact of sedentism and of climatic changes from the Younger Dryas to the Early Holocene; interpretation of burial customs comparing evidence of daily practices and emerging differentiation in burial rituals.
Methods: Archaeobotany, stable isotope analyses, modelling of radiocarbon sequences; holistic approach
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