The microstratigraphy of middens: Capturing daily routine in rubbish at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey

  • Shillito L
  • Matthews W
  • Almond M
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Abstract

Microstratigraphy — the sequencing of detailed biological signals on site — is an important new approach being developed in theC ¸atalh¨ uk project.Here the authors show oy¨ how microscopic recording of the strata and content of widespread middens on the tell are revealing daily activities and the selective employment of plants in houses and as fuel. Here we continue to witness a major advance in the practice of archaeological investigation. Keywords:

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  • Chalcolithic
  • Micromorphology
  • Microstratigraphy
  • Middens
  • Neolithic
  • Phytoliths
  • Çatalhöyük

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