Towards configuring the neolithisation of Aegean Turkey

  • Çiler Çilingiroğlu Department of Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology, Ege University, Bornova-I˙ zmir
  • Canan Çakırlar Groningen Institute of Archaeology, Groningen University, Groningen
Keywords: emergence of farmer-herders, Neolithic Aegean, West Turkey, leap-frog colonisation model


Increasing field work in the  ̇Izmir region has produced much sought tangible evidence about the ways in which food-producing communities emerged in the Aegean. Focusing on the archaeological and zooarchaeological data from Ulucak and neighboring sites, the authors discuss the possible mechanisms of initial farmer-herder dispersals into the region. The authors stress that the lack of pre-Neolithic strata in the eastern Aegean impedes a full understanding of forager-farmer interactions in the early Holocene.


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Çilingiroğlu Çiler, & ÇakırlarC. (2013). Towards configuring the neolithisation of Aegean Turkey. Documenta Praehistorica, 40, 21-29.