Towards configuring the neolithisation of Aegean Turkey

Çiler Çilingiroğlu, Canan Çakırlar


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.


emergence of farmer-herders; Neolithic Aegean; West Turkey; leap-frog colonisation model

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Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
(Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani) 

Print ISSN: 1408-967X
Online ISSN: 1854-2492