Houses and the changing residential unit: domestic
architecture at PPNB 'Ain Ghazal, Jordan
Published in: Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society -- Vol.
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society -- Vol.
Cambridge: University Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology, 1987. 309-325 p.: ill., map
By line: By E. B. Banning and Brian F. Byrd
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2009. Computer File
Aceramic Neolithic (M084)
Settlement patterns (361);
Banning describes house construction and
remodeling at 'Ain Ghazal. Due to excellent preservation it has been possible to
discover the inhabitants frequently remodeled their houses. Banning looks at how
changes in the co-residential group might account for the frequent changes to
the domestic stuctures, especially since these are such substantial structures.
(Co-residential groups are not static, but continually change, a process known
as the 'development cycle.').
Document ID: m084-002
late 10th to early 9th
millennia BP (late 8th to early 7th millennia BC)