Chipped stone assemblages of Haci Hüseyin höyük: a new Neolithic site in Gelibolu Peninsula, Turkey. Preliminary results
Keywords:Northeastern Aegean, Gelibolu (Gallipoli), Neolithic, survey, chipped stone assemblages, raw material procurement, jasper
Recent archaeological work at the Neolithic site of Hacı Hüseyin (also Hüsrev), located in the southern part of the Gelibolu (Gallipoli) peninsula, reveals clear evidence of the presence of a Neolithic settlement that played an important role on the Neolithization of the Thrace region. Discovered during a systematic field survey in the autumn of 2007, Hacı Hüseyin höyük is one of four important Neolithic sites on the Gelibolu Peninsula. Owing to earlier destruction by modern buildings and highway construction along the coast there may originally have been more than these four Neolithic sites in the region. Today the Neolithic settlement of Hacı Hüseyin has the form of a nearly flat settlement divided into two by the road to the village of Bigalı. The intensive fieldwork projects on the peninsula were focused mainly on pre-Neolithic and Neolithic settlements and were undertaken by an interdisciplinary team of archaeologists and geologists. A large number of lithics were collected during 2007–2011 field surveys. This paper presents the preliminary results of a techno-typological analysis of the lithic assemblages from the site.
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