Feasting in Göbekli Tepe; alcoholic beverages in the PPNA?

In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “The role of cult and feasting in the emergence of Neolithic communities. New evidence from Göbekli Tepe, south-eastern Turkey“, by Oliver Dietrich, Manfred Heun, Jens Notroff, Klaus Schmidt & Martin Zarnkow, 2012. Continue reading “Feasting in Göbekli Tepe; alcoholic beverages in the PPNA?”

“Neolithic package” and “massive migrations” from East to West: purely theoretical and not evidenced in the archaeological record – Archaeological material provides more evidence of movements from West to East than the opposite

In this post we present extended parts from the enlighting paper titled “Τhe Mesolithic Hunter-gatherers in the southern Mediterranean and their contribution in the Neolithisation of the Aegean“, by A. Sampson. Continue reading ““Neolithic package” and “massive migrations” from East to West: purely theoretical and not evidenced in the archaeological record – Archaeological material provides more evidence of movements from West to East than the opposite”

The Boncuklu Project; Agriculture in Anatolia initiated by indigenous peoples, not Fertile Crescent migration

Small scale agricultural farming was first initiated by indigenous communities living on Turkey’s Anatolian plateau, and not introduced by migrant farmers as previously thought, according to a research by the University of Liverpool. Continue reading “The Boncuklu Project; Agriculture in Anatolia initiated by indigenous peoples, not Fertile Crescent migration”

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