Geophysical and geochemical investigations at two early copper age settlements in the Körös river valley, southeastern Hungary

Title:
Geophysical and geochemical investigations at two early copper age settlements in the Körös river valley, southeastern Hungary
Authors:
Yerkes, Richard A.; Sarris, Apostolos; frolking, Tod A.; Parkinson, William A.; Gyucha, Attila; Hardy, Meredith; Catanoso, Luigi
Citation:
Yerkes, R. W., Sarris, A., Frolking, T., Parkinson, W. A., Gyucha, A., Hardy, M., & Catanoso, L. (2007). Geophysical and geochemical investigations at two early copper age settlements in the körös river valley, southeastern hungary. Geoarchaeology, 22(8), 845-871.
Publisher:
Geoarchaeology
DATE ISSUED:
Dec-2007
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/4977; http://hdl.handle.net/2374
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
Geophysical and geochemical analyses conducted at the Early Copper Age (ECA, ca. 6500–5900 B.P.) sites of Vészto!-Bikeri and Körösladány-Bikeri in southeastern Hungary located and mapped subsurface features and activity areas. Vertical magnetic gradient measurements defined the extent and layout of structures and features and revealed previously unidentified concentric ditches enclosing both sites. Soil chemical surveys recorded high concentrations of phosphorus in “ring middens” around the sites’ perimeters, but low concentrations around structures. Magnetic susceptibility measurements supported and enhanced the results from other surveys. Excavations confirmed the locations of the features detected in the geophysical and geochemical surveys. The layouts of the two sites were different. Vészto!-Bikeri was “nucleated,” with central longhouses surrounded by pits and a ring midden. At Körösladány-Bikeri, smaller structures were dispersed and intermixed with other features, including post-Copper Age pits. The nondestructive investigations helped us refine our models of settlement organization during the Neolithic–Copper Age transition.
ISSN:
08836353
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Faculty Publications

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dc.contributor.authorYerkes, Richard A.en
dc.contributor.authorSarris, Apostolosen
dc.contributor.authorfrolking, Tod A.en
dc.contributor.authorParkinson, William A.en
dc.contributor.authorGyucha, Attilaen
dc.contributor.authorHardy, Meredithen
dc.contributor.authorCatanoso, Luigien
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T14:28:59Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T21:04:59Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T14:28:59Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-18T21:04:59Z-
dc.date.created2007-12en
dc.date.issued2007-12en
dc.identifier.citationYerkes, R. W., Sarris, A., Frolking, T., Parkinson, W. A., Gyucha, A., Hardy, M., & Catanoso, L. (2007). Geophysical and geochemical investigations at two early copper age settlements in the körös river valley, southeastern hungary. Geoarchaeology, 22(8), 845-871.en_US
dc.identifier.issn08836353en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/4977en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374-
dc.descriptionGeophysical and geochemical analyses conducted at the Early Copper Age (ECA, ca. 6500–5900 B.P.) sites of Vészto!-Bikeri and Körösladány-Bikeri in southeastern Hungary located and mapped subsurface features and activity areas. Vertical magnetic gradient measurements defined the extent and layout of structures and features and revealed previously unidentified concentric ditches enclosing both sites. Soil chemical surveys recorded high concentrations of phosphorus in “ring middens” around the sites’ perimeters, but low concentrations around structures. Magnetic susceptibility measurements supported and enhanced the results from other surveys. Excavations confirmed the locations of the features detected in the geophysical and geochemical surveys. The layouts of the two sites were different. Vészto!-Bikeri was “nucleated,” with central longhouses surrounded by pits and a ring midden. At Körösladány-Bikeri, smaller structures were dispersed and intermixed with other features, including post-Copper Age pits. The nondestructive investigations helped us refine our models of settlement organization during the Neolithic–Copper Age transition.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeoarchaeologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publicationsen_US
dc.titleGeophysical and geochemical investigations at two early copper age settlements in the Körös river valley, southeastern Hungaryen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.institutionDenison Universityen_US
dc.date.digitized2013-01-02en
dc.contributor.repositoryDenison Resource Commonsen_US
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