added by archaeologs (Aşıklı Höyük) An Aceramic Neolithic site in central Anatolia, near an obsidian source (Ciftlik) and probably involved in extracting and trading the material. Radiocarbon dates of unstratified contexts at the site are c 7000-6650 BC. It may have been contemporary with Hacilar.
added by archaeologs An Aceramic Neolithic site in central Anatolia, located c50 km from the Obsidian source at Ciftlik and probably involved in the extraction and trade in this material. The site has not been excavated, but surface investigation has yielded evidence of mud-brick walls with red lime plaster and of burials under the floors. Finds include greenstone axes, obsidian tools and bone awls, and belt hooks. Animal bones include sheep or goat, cattle, onager, red deer and hare, none certainly domestic. Radiocarbon dates of c7000 and c6660 bc come from unstratified contexts, but suggest that the site is approximately contemporary with aceramic Haci-lar, and earlier than Qatal Hùyùk.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983