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The Seasonality of Wetland and Riparian Taskscapes at Çatalhöyük

Wolfhagen, J.; Veropoulidou, R.; Ayala, G.; Filipović, D.; Kabukcu, C.; Lancelotti, C.; Madella, M.; Pawłowska, K.; Santiago-Marrero, C.G.; Wainwright, J.

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J. Wolfhagen

R. Veropoulidou

G. Ayala

D. Filipović

C. Kabukcu

C. Lancelotti

M. Madella

K. Pawłowska

C.G. Santiago-Marrero


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.


Wolfhagen, J., Veropoulidou, R., Ayala, G., Filipović, D., Kabukcu, C., Lancelotti, C., …Wainwright, J. (2020). The Seasonality of Wetland and Riparian Taskscapes at Çatalhöyük. Near Eastern Archaeology, 83(2), 98-109.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 31, 2020
Online Publication Date Jun 30, 2020
Publication Date Jun 30, 2020
Deposit Date Feb 17, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jun 17, 2020
Journal Near Eastern Archaeology
Print ISSN 1094-2076
Electronic ISSN 2325-5404
Publisher American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 83
Issue 2
Pages 98-109


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