Accelerator mass spectrometry dating at Catalhoyuk

Gokturk E. , Hillegonds D., Lipschutz M., Hodder I.

RADIOCHIMICA ACTA, vol.90, no.7, pp.407-410, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1524/ract.2002.90.7_2002.407
  • Title of Journal : RADIOCHIMICA ACTA
  • Page Numbers: pp.407-410


Several charred plant and charcoal samples from various stratigraphic levels of the Neolithic Site, 1 Catalhtoyuk - Turkey, were dated in the AMS facility of Purdue University (PRIME Lab). Radiocarbon dates reveal a complicated chronology, as was foreseen from archeological investigations. Our measurements suggest that this unique Neolithic town may have been initiated at the East mound around 8390 BP.