Aktopraklik Hoyük Early Chalcolithic Pottery assemblage from wattle and daub layer

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2016

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Serap Ala



In Northwest Anatolia, Aktopraklık Mound is one of the settlements that the process can be continuously monitored from 7th to 6th millenium BC with all its elements. In this thesis study, Aktopraklık Mound wattle and daub layer 's pottery assemblages is classified and described in occardence with its material-technique and typological characteristic. After detailed examination of the pottery assemblage, comparison had been made with other contemporary settlements' pottery assemblages, in Northwest Anatolia, West Anatolia, Lakes District and Thrace. Wattle and Daub layer in Aktorapklık can approximately dated around 5800-5500 BC, and with comparison this layer's pottery assemblage with in the region and neighbouring ones, we tried to identify similarities and diversities. At Aktopraklık, which cultural elements of all of the periods can be monitored for a thousand years, in 6000-5800 BC quadrangular mudbrick buildings had existed and in this layer pottery with impresso decoration is characterictic. But around 5800-5500 BC building technique is totally changes and wattle and daub structures set into motion and pottery with impresso decoration disappear. In the scope of our thesis study, the changes seen both in building tradition and pottery assemblages are tried to assess.