Radical Neolithic?

Author(s): Gunes Duru

Year: 2015


Continuity Phenomenon that lasted for thousands of years in Central Anatolia could be one of the reasons of a distinctive or local process of neolithization in Central Anatolia when compared to the Core Area or the PPN world.The rapid changes, the fast innovations in PPNB, defining discontinuity, have brought a development momentum to the region, however all these PPN began to loose power in their most glorious period. Aşıklı never became part of this system, the people found solutions within themselves, they lived collectively, they were not interested in the attractive but authoritarian life going on in the PPN world. Continuity phenomenon was the basis for the radical Neolithic in Central Anatolia clearly visible at Aşıklı, then transmitted to Çatalhöyük and that lasted more than two thousand years. In this presentation, conditions of the continuity phenomenon of Aşıklı will be discussed.

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Radical Neolithic?. Gunes Duru. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395684)


Spatial Coverage

min long: 25.225; min lat: 15.115 ; max long: 66.709; max lat: 45.583 ;