18. Oktober 2018 – 19. Oktober 2018

Pathways to the Late Neolithic of Central and Western Anatolia

The Case Studies of Çukuriçi Höyük and Çatalhöyük between 6500 and 6000 calBC

Initial Workshop of scientific cooperation between Catalhöyük and Cukurici Höyük teams

A new collaboration between the teams of Çatalhöyük and Çukuriçi Höyük of the Poznań University, the Ege University and the OREA Institute are planned to focus on the period of the Late Neolithic in central and western Anatolia. This initial workshop is offering the opportunity to discuss the results of both sites regarding the period between 6500 and 6000/5900 BC. Main aim of this first get-together of experts and students is to figure out the scientific potential in combining analyses of both sites. The main questions of the joint approach are shifting connectivities and the specific kind of relations between central and western Anatolia to gain a broader contextualisation and historical narrative of these centuries. So far, the Late Neolithic developments in economies, technologies, subsistence strategies, raw material procurement, settlement systems, social structures and symbolisms have not been studied within a comparison approach of both regions. The new collaboration is focusing on these aspects of both case studies to aim new insights into the trajectories of the Late Neolithic period. Furthermore, the project will also explore the corresponding developments in neighbouring regions and multiscalar interactions between them and that of central and western Anatolia.