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Ancient Near Eastern studies supplement series 11: archaeology at the north-east Anatolian frontier, VI: an ethnoarchaeological study of Sos Hoyuk and Yigittasi village

By Liza Hopkins


The creation of a model to explain the transforms between behaviour and material remains is the underlying, structuring principle of ethnoarchaeology. Despite the value of this interpretative paradigm for archaeology in broadening the interpretative bases upon which archaeological analysis is carried out, very few studies have focused on the Near East. The approach taken by this research project has attempted to characterise similarities and differences in each of the settlement levels at the ancient mound site of Sos Höyük. Analogy is drawn between the processes and conditions that structure behaviour in a modern village setting and the patterning left behind by such processes in the past. Although the village of Yiğittaşi is located on the same site as the ancient settlements of Sos Höyük, there is no simple correspondence between modern and ancient

Topics: Anatolia, Archaeology, Ethnoarchaeology, Ethnography, Near East, Sos Hoyuk, Yigittasi
Publisher: Peeters Press
Year: 2003
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