By Freya Stark
This is often the tale of back-country Turkey, a space that even within the twentieth century is still stubbornly tied to antiquity. the writer traveled via it through truck and horseback, frequently by myself. She reached areas little visited and not written approximately. the rustic humans welcomed her with generosity unrelated to their meager resources.
She was once touring in time to boot, and located importance in recalling the lifetime of Alexander the nice. Twenty-two centuries in the past he was once the 1st to dream of a united global.
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The rate and degree of these developments can vary considerably, confusing our ability to establish contemporaneity or levels of interaction. Where other mechanisms come into play varied degrees of material difference can signal degrees of social interaction, defining for us – and possibly for people of the time – social identity at a different scale (Webb, this volume). There is at present no reason to see the latter aspect as significant in the regional variations in ceramics during the Chalcolithic.
The site is defined by a discrete surface scatter of pottery of about 500 m2 in area. Although originally thought on the basis of surface finds to have material from the later 3rd millennium (Given and Knapp 2003, 192–197, 265–266 as Politiko-Phournia), 12 AMS dates show that it was only used between about 2880 and 2670 cal BC. No extant traces of structures were located, but very large quantities of pottery, stone and bone come from the fill of three irregular pits and an extremely large natural hollow (Fig.
44 David Frankel Fig. 8 Proportions of chipped stone artefact types associated with butchery compared with the estimated contribution of deer to the meat supply at Chalcolithic sites. This explanation also fits with the lack of formal structures at Kokkinorotsos, in contrast to the ‘classic’ Middle Chalcolithic sites where large, well built circular houses are the norm both in the south-west and north of the Troodos. Some other sites, such as those near Kalavasos, also appear to lack evidence of substantial above ground buildings (Todd and Croft 2004; Clarke et al.