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

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

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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: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Publisher: Cambridge Universoty Press
ISSN: 0003-598X
Funders: ERC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 August 2017
Date of Acceptance: 24 April 2017
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2022 12:56

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