Rows with the neighbours: the short lives of longhouses at the Neolithic site of Versend-Gilencsa

Jakucs, J., Oross, K., Bánffy, E., Voicsek, V., Dunbar, E. , Reimer, P., Bayliss, A., Marshall, P. and Whittle, A. (2018) Rows with the neighbours: the short lives of longhouses at the Neolithic site of Versend-Gilencsa. Antiquity, 92(361), pp. 91-117. (doi:10.15184/aqy.2017.218)

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Abstract

Longhouses are a key feature of Neolithic Linearbandkeramik (LBK) settlements in Central Europe, but debate persists concerning their usage, longevity and social significance. Excavations at Versend-Gilencsa in south-west Hungary (c. 5200 cal BC) revealed clear rows of longhouses. New radiocarbon dates suggest that these houses experienced short lifespans. This paper produces a model for the chronology of Versend, and it considers the implications of the new date estimates for a fuller understanding of the layout and duration of LBK longhouse settlements.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dunbar, Dr Elaine
Authors: Jakucs, J., Oross, K., Bánffy, E., Voicsek, V., Dunbar, E., Reimer, P., Bayliss, A., Marshall, P., and Whittle, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Antiquity
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0003-598X
ISSN (Online):1745-1744
Published Online:09 February 2018

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