Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, ss.240-254, 2020 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)
The transition to sedentary life brought with it a new range of relationships among people in limited indoor spaces which in turn led to newfound organic and personal bonds prescribed by novel requirements, preferences, and likings. Understanding these connections are key to unravelling the key to life within the ancient communities. Micro-scale analyses in the spaces yielded by archaeological excavation allowed for a glimpse towards these insights. Multi-element characterization plastered/compacted floor sediments among the analytical methods that contribute to this effort and ultimately can provide data on past human activities. The wattle and daub structures from the earliest levels of Aşıklı Höyük, among the earliest known instances of such structures in Western Cappadocia, forms the foci of our study. The results of sediment geochemical analyses for two such structures show that they have been used for animal penning and storage, confirming results of micromorphological studies.