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Archaeological Survey

    Summary

    • "As a component in Professor Ian Hodder's Catalyhuyuk Research Project the regional survey was to provide information on the history of settlement on the Carsamba Cay alluvial fan, a rich and densly inhabited part of the Konya Plain around Catalhuyuk." Watkins 1998

    Project Dates

    • 1993 - 1996

    Survey Method

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    • Quantitative surface sampling

    Research Focus

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    Other Comments

    • Radiocarbon dating
    • Were there settlements in the area that were contemporary with Neolithic Catalhuyuk? Did settlements exist earlier than Catalhuyuk that could provide a "prehistory" for it? When did human groups return to the area after the cold phase of the last glacial maximum? Were these groups sedentary or hunter/gatherers?

    Research Institution

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    Director

    • Director