The relationship between Early Holocene climate change and Neolithic settlement in central Anatolia, Turkey: current issues and prospects for future research

  • Eleni Asouti School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology – University of Liverpool
Keywords: climate change, 8.2k event, Central Anatolia, Konya Plain

Abstract

Episodes of global climate change have traditionally been invoked as explanations for settlement re-organisation and socio-economic transformation in the prehistory of the Middle East (e.g., the Neolithic period). By focusing on the 8.2K event, this paper presents a theoretical and methodological argument against the assumption of unilinear, passive responses by prehistoric societies to global climate change, using as a case study datasets recently obtained from the Konya Plain in Central Anatolia, Turkey.

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Published
2009-12-31
How to Cite
Asouti, E. (2009). The relationship between Early Holocene climate change and Neolithic settlement in central Anatolia, Turkey: current issues and prospects for future research. Documenta Praehistorica, 36, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.36.1
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