Sirkeli Höyük. A Central Site and Gateway Community in Kawa/Kizzuwatna/Hiyawa

Novak, Miroslav (2020). Sirkeli Höyük. A Central Site and Gateway Community in Kawa/Kizzuwatna/Hiyawa. News from the lands of the Hittites : scientific journal for Anatolian research, 3-4, pp. 143-168. Suor Orsola University Press

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The excavations carried out since 2006 at Sirkeli Höyük in Plain Cilicia have yielded important insights into the structure and dynamics of the site’s ancient urban landscape. In addition, it has been possible to provide a great deal of information on the cultural history not only of the site itself, but also of the region to which it belonged. Starting from a small settlement of the 4th and 3rd millennia BCE, situated in the shelter of a natural rocky ridge, a complex urban structure developed in the 2nd millennium BCE, which in its heyday consisted of a bipartite citadel, a lower town, an upper town, a suburb and extramural workshops. The changing history of the country and the site is reflected in
the architecture and the findings, which absorbed a wide variety of external influences, but always retained a traditional regional character.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Near Eastern Archaeology

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Novak, Miroslav


900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)




Suor Orsola University Press


[42] Schweizerischer Nationalfonds


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Miroslav Novak

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26 Jul 2021 11:10

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