A FEMALE FIGURINE FROM NEOLITHIC PERIOD AT ADIYAMAN MUSEUM

Fehmi ERARSLAN

Bahattin ÇELİK

The female figurines often encountered at the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Period and Pottery Neolithic Period are predominantly made of stone or terra-cotta. The Neolithic societies in Southeastern Anatolia Region depict the female figurines in a stereotyped style starting from the beginning of the period. The most prominent feature for this form of depiction encountered in the early period is that the female figurines are depicted in sitting position with hands joined in the front side. The female figurine on display at Adıyaman Museum also features similar depiction characteristics. This study shall dwell on the general characteristics and the depiction style of the female figurines in the Neolithic Period and shall give information on the female figurine on display at Adıyaman Museum.

Key Words: Female Figurines, Göbekli Tepe, Mezraa Teleilat, Pre-Pottery Neolithic Period, Pottery Neolithic Period, Adıyaman Museum