ToTL was back in Budapest!!!

Alex Bayliss, Alasdair Whittle and Derek Hamilton were recently in Budapest again for a week, to work with Team Alsónyék on a series of seven linked papers, presenting the site, our methodology, the four phases of occupation — Starčevo, LBK, Sopot and Lengyel — and discussion. Now that all the dates have been completed, there […] Read more »

Budapest in January

In January, Alex and Alasdair flew to Budapest to meet up with the rest of Team Alsónyék. Some delays have been caused by a technical gremlin, although the work to resolve this is now nearing completion. Consequently we were able to review the existing results (many thanks to Derek who provided an invaluable modelling-by-phone-and-email service), […] Read more »

Transdanubian Lengyel

On Friday 26th April 2013, the attention of Alsónyék-Bátaszék team turned to the wider context of the burial evidence. This time the starting point was the ceramic seriation for Lengyel graves from Transdanubia presented by István Zalai-Gaál. The graves from Alsónyék itself fall only in the later part of this seriation so, in order to […] Read more »

Alsónyék start-up meeting


At an initial meeting in Budapest in July 2012, we selected six paired samples of human and animal bone in order to check for potential offsets caused by human consumption of freshwater fish. Neither the 14C dates nor the isotopic analysis (carried out by Nancy Beavan) indicate fish consumption, making this site an ideal candidate […] Read more »