POOLS AND POOL BUILDING TECHNIQUE DURING PRE-POTTERY NEOLITHIC PERIOD

Bahattin ÇELİK

Some of the Neolithic societies in the Southeastern Anatolia Region inhabited highland and mountainous areas and founded theirs settlements at such locations during Pre-Pottery Neolithic Period, circa 11.000 years before the present day, which brought forth the need for water. In order to fulfill such need, the Neolithic societies started to build pools by coving the bedrock in order to accumulate rain waters probably during winter and spring seasons in an effort to resolve the aridity problems that appear during summer season in the region. The present study will address to the locations where the pools build to accumulate water are present and to the pool building technique applied.

Keywords: Pool, Pool Building Technique, Pre-Pottery Neolithic Period, Mountain Settlements, Plain settlements.