Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2014

1 July 2016

Western Anatolia before Troy. Proto-Urbanisation in the 4th Millennium BC?

Edited by Barbara Horejs & Mathias Mehofer

City: Vienna

Year: 2014

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press

Series: Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA), Volume 1

Description: Paperback, 492 p., numerous colour & b/w figures, 29,8x21

Proceedings of the International Symposium held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria, 21-24 November, 2012


OREA 1 presents the scientific results of the international symposium Western Anatolia before Troy – Proto-Urbanisation in the 4th Millennium BC? The sparse archaeological data published for the 5th and 4th millennia BC and the archaeological picture of western Anatolia, fundamentally changed in the last decades, needed to bring together specialists of western Turkey and the neighbouring regions to discuss new data in the light of socio-cultural processes in the period before Troy. Furthermore, following the results of the ERC research group (ERC project Prehistoric Anatolia), it appeared high time to focus on this period as it had been frequently neglected in the recent dynamic prehistoric research in western Turkey. The intermediate millennia between the archaeological focus on the Neolithic (and early Chalcolithic) of the 7th and 6th millennia BC with ground-breaking results and publications on the one hand and traditional research on the Early Bronze Age in the 3rd millenium BC with new input from important key sites on the other hand, remained more or less neglected. The symposium aimed to shed light on these developments and focus in particular on the formation of centres of regional and supra-regional importance that emerged in western Anatolia and the broader geographical context of the Balkans, the Marmara Sea, the Greek mainland and Crete.


Preface by the Series Editor [7]
Introductory Remarks [9]

Western Anatolia

Barbara Horejs, Proto-Urbanisation without Urban Centres? A Model of Transformation for the Izmir Region in the 4th Millennium BC [15-41]
Ourania Kouka, Past Stories – Modern Narratives: Cultural Dialogues between East Aegean Islands and the West Anatolian Mainland in the 4th Millennium BC [43-63]
Vasıf Şahoğlu & Riza Tuncel, New Insights into the Late Chalcolithic of Coastal Western Anatolia: A View from Bakla Tepe, Izmir [65-82]
Sevinç Günel, New Contributions Regarding Prehistoric Cultures in the Meander Region: Çine-Tepecik [83-103]
Christoph Gerber, Iasos, the Carian Chalcolithic and its Relations with Northern Central Anatolia [105-124]
Stephan Blum, The Middle Chalcolithic Cultural Sequence of the Troad (Northwest Anatolia): Chronological and Interregional Assessment [125-155]
Bernhard Weninger & Donald Easton, The Early Bronze Age Chronology of Troy (Periods I-III): Pottery Seriation. Radiocarbon Dating and the Gap [157-199]

The Balkans, the Marmara Region and Greece

Mehmet Özdoğan, In Quest of a Missing Era in Eastem Thrace – Dilemma of the 4th Millennium [203-215]
Agathe Reingruber, The Wealth of the Tells: Complex Settlement Patterns and Specialisations in the West Pontic Area between 4600 and 4250 calBC [217-241]
Svend Hansen, The 4th Millennium: A Watershed in European Prehistory [243-259]
Raiko Krauß, Troy, Baden Culture and Corded Ware – Correlations in the Balkan-Carpathian Region at the Turn of the 4th Millennium BC [261-274]
Zoï Tsirtsoni, Formation or Transformation? The 4th Millennium BC in the Aegean and the Balkans [275-304]
Eva Alram-Stern, Times of Change: Greece and the Aegean during the 4th Millennium BC [305-327]
Yiannis Papadatos & Peter Tomkins, The Emergence of Trade and the Integration of Crete into the Wider Aegean in the Late 4th Millennium: New Evidence and Implications [329-343]
Peter Tomkins, Tracing Complexity in ‘the Missing Millennium’: An Overview of Recent Research into the Final Neolithic Period on Crete [345-364]

Environment, Economy and Technologies

Simone Riehl, Konstantin Pustovoytov & Hussein Othmanli, Agricultural Patterns in the Aegean in the 4th Millennium BC – An Explanatory Model [367-384]
Alfred Galik, Late ChaIcolithic Subsistence Strategies on the Basis of Two Examples: The Çukuriçi Höyük in Western Anatolia and the Barcın Höyük in Northwestem Anatolia [385-394]
Lynn Welton, Isotopic Indicators of Community Organisation and Integration at Ikiztepe: Implications for Anatolian Social Development in the 4th Millennium BC [395-412]
Ivan Gatsov & Petranka Nedelcheva, Lithic Production before and after the 4th  Millennium BC in the Lower Danube, South East Bulgaria, Marmara Region and Eastern Aegean [413-419]
Ulf Schoop, Weaving Society in Late Chalcolithic Anatolia: Textile Production and Social Strategies in the 4th Millennium BC [421-446]
Ernst Pernicka, The Development of Metallurgy in Western Anatolia, the Aegean and Southeastern Europe before Troy [447-461]
Mathias Mehofer, Metallurgy during the Chalcolithic and the Beginning of the Early Bronze Age in Western Anatolia [463-490]

List of Participants [491]


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