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Re-Evaluation of the Neolithic in Eastern Hungary Based on Calibrated Radiocarbon Dates

  • Ede Hertelendi (a1), Nándor Kalicz (a2), Pál Raczky (a3), Ferenc Horváth (a4), Mihály Veres (a1), Éva Svingor (a1), István Futó (a1) and László Bartosiewicz (a2)...

Abstract

The chief objective of this paper is to improve our understanding of the Neolithic in Eastern Hungary using absolute chronological data. To accomplish this we calibrated new measurements as well as previously published dates. The up-to-date, standardized evaluation of 261 calibrated measurements showed temporal overlaps between archaeological cultures defined on the basis of ceramic styles. The increasing number of dates suggest that the Neolithic period began at the turn of the 6th and 7th millennia bc and lasted for ca. 1500 yr in the present area of the Great Hungarian Plain (Alföld). Further research should be aimed at complementing the current data set with dates from western Hungary and establishing additional correlations among stratigraphic, typological and radiocarbon dates.

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Re-Evaluation of the Neolithic in Eastern Hungary Based on Calibrated Radiocarbon Dates

  • Ede Hertelendi (a1), Nándor Kalicz (a2), Pál Raczky (a3), Ferenc Horváth (a4), Mihály Veres (a1), Éva Svingor (a1), István Futó (a1) and László Bartosiewicz (a2)...

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