A history of agricultural production at Neolithic Catalhoyuk East, Turkey

Fairbairn, Andrew (2005) A history of agricultural production at Neolithic Catalhoyuk East, Turkey. World Archaeology, 37 2: 197-210.

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Author Fairbairn, Andrew
Title A history of agricultural production at Neolithic Catalhoyuk East, Turkey
Journal name World Archaeology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0043-8243
1470-1375
Publication date 2005-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00438240500094762
Volume 37
Issue 2
Start page 197
End page 210
Total pages 14
Editor R. Osborne
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 430202 Archaeology of Agricultural and Pastoral Societies
Abstract A history of agricultural production is proposed for Neolithic Catalhoyuk East, central Turkey, using archaeobotanical, environmental, population and settlement studies. In the aceramic early phase of site occupation, intensive strategies developed as changes in population and environment caused stress on food supplies produced within a limited territory. Food exchange may have been part of the social means by which Catalhoyuk and nearby contemporary settlements amalgamated into the single site of the main occupation phase. Population change, inherited territories and continuing environmental impact led to the development of an extensive system of agriculture using widely dispersed dry soils, with an intensive regime applied to nearby alluvial soils. Social tensions caused by the evolution of this system contributed to the fissioning of the site by the Chalcolithic.
Keyword Archaeology
Catalhoyuk
Neolithic
Turkey
Agriculture
Anatolia
Q-Index Code C1

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