Chronological Modelling of the Chalcolithic Settlement Layers at Tell Yunatsite, Southern Bulgaria

Authors

  • Yavor Boyadzhiev Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Kamen Boyadzhiev Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Lennart Brandtstätter Tübingen University, Institute of Prehistory, Early History and Medieval Archaeology, Germany
  • Raiko Krauß Tübingen University, Institute of Prehistory, Early History and Medieval Archaeology, Germany

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.48.5

Keywords:

radiocarbon dating, chronology, stratigraphy, Chalcolithic, Gaussian Monte Carlo Wiggle Matching, Bayesian statistic

Abstract

This article publishes a new series of radiocarbon dates from Tell Yunatsite, Southern Bulgaria. Context-based excavations undertaken over a large surface area, as well as a small test trench, provided a long stratigraphic sequence (11 ‘building levels’) covering a large part of the Chalcolithic period in Thrace (5th millennium BCE). Bayesian statistics and Gaussian Monte Carlo Wiggle Matching were employed to achieve a fine chronology for the multilayered tell. Implications and problems on the application of the calibration curve for the Late and Final Chalcolithic in Bulgaria are also discussed.

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Published

01.06.2021

How to Cite

Boyadzhiev, Y., Boyadzhiev, K., Brandtstätter, L., & Krauß, R. (2021). Chronological Modelling of the Chalcolithic Settlement Layers at Tell Yunatsite, Southern Bulgaria. Documenta Praehistorica, 48, 2–25. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.48.5

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