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ARTICLES | 2009

Remodeled human skulls in Köşk Höyük (Neolithic age, Anatolia): a new appraisal in view of recent discoveries

Journal of Archaeological Science 36.2 (February 2009): 379-386.

Between 1985 and 2007 overall nineteen human skulls dating to the Late Neolithic period were recovered at Köşk Höyük, which lies within the borders of Bor, a district of the Niğde Province in Central Anatolia. One of these skulls belongs to a child and the remainder to adult males and females.

The Lower Pleistocene lithic assemblage from Dursunlu (Konya), central Anatolia, Turkey

Antiquity 83 (March 2009): 11-22.

Homo erectus leaving Africa a million years ago ought to have passed through the area that is now Turkey, and the authors report a first certain sighting of human activity of this date in a lignite quarry near Konya. The remains of rhino, hippo and horse were found with 135 modified quartz implements in layers dated by palaeomagnetic reversal to between 0.78 and 0.99 million years ago.

Körtik Tepe, a new Pre-Pottery Neolithic A site in south-eastern Anatolia

Antiquity 83 (June 2009): online article.

The Upper Tigris Valley, in the Anatolian part of the Fertile Crescent, has indisputable significance for the early Neolithic in terms of the opportunities it provided for the permanent settlement of human communities. One of these settlements is Körtik Tepe, located in the province of Diyarbakir, near Pinarbasi, at the hamlet of the village called Agil, close to where the Batman Creek joins the Tigris.

Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum: Εssays in Ηonour of Veronica Tatton-Brown

London

Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum: Εssays in Ηonour of Veronica Tatton-Brown The ancient Cypriot collections of the British Museum have inspired the essays in this volume in honour of Veronica Tatton-Brown, who for many years was their curator. Written by her academic colleagues and friends, the themes covered range from funeral rites at Late Bronze Age Enkomi to sculptured portraits of parents and children in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, along with the reconstruction of the Persian siege ramp at Palaipaphos and the history of Cypriot archaeology as revealed in the Museum's archives.

Review of Vitreous Materials in the Late Bronze Age Aegean

Journal of Archaeological Science

Betancourt, P.P., 2009. Review of C.M. Jackson & E.C. Wager (eds), Vitreous Materials in the Late Bronze Age Aegean (Oxford, 2008), Journal of Archaeological Science 36.8 (August): 1821.

Review of Simulations, Genetics and Human Prehistory

Journal of Archaeological Science

Evison, M.P., 2009. Review of S. Matsumura, P. Forster, & C. Renfrew (eds), Simulations, Genetics and Human Prehistory (Cambridge 2008), Journal of Archaeological Science 36.9 (September): 2057-2058.