The Sayburç reliefs: A narrative scene from the Neolithic

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Antiquity, vol.96, no.390, pp.1599-1605, 2022 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 390
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.15184/aqy.2022.125
  • Journal Name: Antiquity
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, FRANCIS, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Periodicals Index Online, L'Année philologique, Anthropological Literature, Art Index, Artic & Antarctic Regions, ATLA Religion Database, Index Islamicus, International Bibliography of Art, Linguistic Bibliography, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.1599-1605
  • Keywords: Neolithic, Neolithic art, Neolithic communal buildings, Turkey, Şanllurfa Neolithic Research Project
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Copyright © The Author(s), 2022. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Antiquity Publications Ltd.A wall relief, comprising five figures carved on a bench in a communal building dating to the ninth millennium BC, was found in south-eastern Turkey in 2021. It constitutes the earliest known depiction of a narrative 'scene', and reflects the complex relationship between humans, the natural world and the animal life that surrounded them during the transition to a sedentary lifestyle.