Българско е-Списание за Археология (Jun 2019)

Late Neolithic/Early Chalcolithic period: white on red paint decorated pottery tradition at the Burdur–Antalya Region (Turkey)

  • Aslıhan Yurtsever Beyazıt

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 9, no. 1
pp. 23 – 43


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Red on cream painted pottery from the Early Neolithic Period is a regular find at excavations of settlements like Hacılar, Kuruçay, Höyücek, and Bademağacı located at the Burdur–Antalya region of Turkey. In terms of Anatolian prehistory, the area is known to be one of the best explored provinces. Except Hacılar, white on red painted pottery that appeared in the Late Neolithic/Early Chalcolithic Period (LN/ECh) (ca. 5800 BC) was uncovered at Höyücek and Bademağacı in mixed contexts without possible links to particular architectural levels. The phenomenon of later appearance of white on red painted pottery at the Burdur–Antalya region, as compared to the red painted on cream decoration style, along with its fewer examples indicate that this tradition must have been imported to the region.