Evidence for early sedentism at Körtik Tepe, southeastern Turkey, during the Younger Dryas

  • Marion Benz Universität Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Corinna Rössner
  • Kathleen Deckers
  • Simone Riehl
  • Kurt W. Alt
  • Vecihi Özkaya

Abstract

Location: 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

Published
16-01-2017
How to Cite
Benz, M., Rössner, C., Deckers, K., Riehl, S., Alt, K. W., & Özkaya, V. (2017). Evidence for early sedentism at Körtik Tepe, southeastern Turkey, during the Younger Dryas. BAF-Online: Proceedings of the Berner Altorientalisches Forum, 1. https://doi.org/10.22012/baf.2016.01
Section
Panel 5: Assessing transition