Eastern Anatolian obsidians at Çatalhöyük and the reconfiguration of regional interaction in the Early Ceramic Neolithic Academic Article uri icon

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  • AbstractA small group of exotic obsidian blades supplied from over 600km distant reached a particular area of the East Mound at Çatalhöyük in the Early Ceramic Neolithic (7000-6300 cal BC). The authors explore a variety of explanations and contexts, including changes in technology, agricultural expansion, gift exchange, bride-wealth and incomers from the east.


  • Carter, Tristan
  • Dubernet, Stéphan
  • King, Rachel
  • Le Bourdonnec, François-Xavier
  • Milić, Marina
  • Poupeau, Gérard
  • Shackley, M Steven

publication date

  • December 1, 2008