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The seasonality of wetland and riparian taskscapes at Çatalhöyük.

Wolfhagen, J. and Veropoulidou, R. and Ayala, G. and Filipović, D. and Kabukcu, C. and Lancelotti, C. and Madella, M. and Pawłowska, K. and Santiago-Marrero, C.G. and Wainwright, J. (2020) 'The seasonality of wetland and riparian taskscapes at Çatalhöyük.', Near Eastern archaeology., 83 (2). pp. 98-109.


Seasonal variation in the natural world of Neolithic Çatalhöyük shaped the organization of daily life and the social world of its residents. Seasonal cycles in climatic patterns, hydrology, growing seasons of wild and domestic plants, and seasonal behaviors of herded, hunted, and gathered animals would have affected the overall productivity of the landscape and consequently the rhythms of social life (e.g., Fairbain et al. 2005; Pels 2010). These created social conceptions of seasonal patterns and activities shaped the ways in which people interacted with their local environments and structured the timing and spatial requirements of everyday tasks.

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Publisher statement:© 2020 University of Chicago Press
Date accepted:31 January 2020
Date deposited:18 February 2020
Date of first online publication:30 June 2020
Date first made open access:17 June 2020

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