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Title: Rows with the neighbours: the short lives of longhouses at the Neolithic site of Versend-Gilencsa
Authors: Jakucs, Janos
Oross, Krisztián
Banffy, Eszter
Voicsek, Vanda
Dunbar, Elaine
Reimer, Paula J
Bayliss, Alex
Marshall, Peter
Whittle, Alasdair
Keywords: Hungary
Versend-Gilencsa
Neolithic
LBK
longhouses
Bayesian chronological modelling
Issue Date: Feb-2018
Citation: Jakucs J, Oross K, Banffy E, Voicsek V, Dunbar E, Reimer PJ, Bayliss A, Marshall P & Whittle A (2018) Rows with the neighbours: the short lives of longhouses at the Neolithic site of Versend-Gilencsa, Antiquity, 92 (361), pp. 91-117.
Abstract: 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.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2017.218
Rights: This article has been accepted for publication in Antiquity. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Antiquity Publications Ltd, 2018

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