Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Dr. Attila Gyucha on the publication of his book, Bikeri: Two Copper Age Villages on the Great Hungarian Plain. In this book, Dr. Gyucha along with University of Illinois at Chicago's Dr. William A. Parkinson and Ohio State University's Dr. Richard W. Yerkes present the results of multi-disciplinary research conducted at Early Copper Age villages on the Great Hungarian Plain from 2000-2007.
"This edited book describes the multi-disciplinary research conducted by the Körös Regional Archaeological Project in southeastern Hungary from 2000-2007. Centered around two Early Copper Age Tiszapolgár culture villages in the Körös Region of the Great Hungarian Plain, Vészto-Bikeri and Körösladány-Bikeri, our research incorporated excavation, surface collection, geophysical survey and soil chemistry to investigate settlement layout and organization. Our results yielded the first extensive, systematically collected datasets from Early Copper Age settlements on the Great Hungarian Plain. The two adjacent villages at Bikeri, located only 70 m apart, were similar in size, and both were protected with fortifications. Relative and absolute dates demonstrate that they were occupied sequentially during the Early Copper Age, from ca. 4600-4200 cal B.C. The excavated assemblages from the sites are strikingly similar, suggesting that both were occupied by the same community. This process of settlement relocation after only a few generations breaks from the longer-lasting settlement pattern that are typical of the Late Neolithic, but other aspects of the villages continue traditions that were established during the preceding period, including the construction of enclosure systems and longhouses."
Bikeri: Two Copper Age Villages on the Great Hungarian Plain was published by the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press at UCLA in their Monumenta Archarologica series.