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Chapter 12 - Pots for a New Millennium

Ceramics and Culture Change in Anatolia around 6000 cal BC

from Part II - Anatolia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 April 2022

Peter F. Biehl
Affiliation:
University of California, Santa Cruz
Eva Rosenstock
Affiliation:
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
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Summary

Around 6000 cal BC on the Konya plain in central Anatolia the nature of ceramic assemblages changed considerably, with higher quantities of pottery in use, a greater range of vessel shapes and new forms of surface treatment, principally comprising painted geometric motifs. Based on quantitative analysis of a pottery assemblage from the West Mound of Çatalhöyük, this chapter explores the details of these changes and their implications for understanding Anatolian societies at the turn of the 6th millennium. The argument turns on the need to interpret ceramic decoration in the context of broader networks of material practice.

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6000 BC
Transformation and Change in the Near East and Europe
, pp. 196 - 210
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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