Ancient genomics in Neolithic Central Anatolia and Çatalhöyük

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Yaka R., Doğu A., Kaptan D., Dağtaş N. D., Chyleński M., Vural K. B., ...More

in: Peopling the Landscape of Çatalhöyük: Reports from the 2009-2017 Seasons, Ian Hodder, Editor, The British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara , London, pp.1-11, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: The British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara
  • City: London
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-11
  • Editors: Ian Hodder, Editor
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Over multiple millennia, from the earliest traces of long-term occupation of camp sites (ca 20,000 BC) to the development of full-scale farming (ca 8000–6000 BC), the Neolithic transition in southwest Asia gradually shaped human societies in dramatic ways (Nadel 2002; Maher et al. 2012; Asouti, Fuller 2013). Here we present recent insights from ancient genomics studies into these societies while focusing on two questions: the population processes driving cultural change in Neolithic central Anatolia and genetic kinship among Çatalhöyük co-burials.