The relationship between early holocene climate change and neolithic settlement in central Anatolia, Turkey: current issues and prospects for future research:

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Asouti, Eleni (2009)
  • Publisher: Oddelek za arheologijo Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani
  • Journal: (issn: 1408-967X, eissn: 1854-2492)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4312/dp.36.1
  • Subject: Konya Plain | CC1-960 | Archaeology | 8.2k event | Central Anatolia | climate change

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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