Assessing Inequality At Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Anatolia


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

We use a wide variety of data sets in order to explore inequality at Neolithic Çatalhöyük in central Anatolia. Our goal is to shed light not just on variations in wealth but also on other forms of potential social differentiation in this immense early farming settlement. We assess architectural, mortuary, artifactual, and ecofactual data with an eye to both synchronic variation and to potential changes through time in the levels or forms of social or economic inequality. In doing so, we contribute to currently thriving discussions about the origins and pervasiveness of inequality worldwide and about the extent of social and economic differentiation in early agropastoral cultures (e.g., Current Anthropology 51[1], Kohler et al. 2017, Kohler and Smith eds. 2018).

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Assessing Inequality At Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Anatolia. Katheryn Twiss, James Taylor, Justine Issavi, Scott Haddow, Camilla Mazzucato. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449932)

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min long: 26.191; min lat: 12.211 ; max long: 73.477; max lat: 42.94 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 25747