The University of Arizona

Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria: Dating of Neolithic Cemeteries

H Plug, J van der Plicht, P M M G Akkermans

Abstract


Late Neolithic graves excavated at Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria, have been dated by radiocarbon. This series of 46 human bone dates represents a sequence of cemeteries that is analyzed by Bayesian methodology. The dates show continuous use of the northeastern slope of the mound as a burial ground throughout the Initial Pottery Neolithic to the Halaf period.

DOI: 10.2458/56.17446


Keywords


Late Neolithic; Tell Sabi Abyad; Cemetery; Cemeteries; Bayesian; Halaf; Human bone dates; Radiocarbon; Bayesian statistics; Syria

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