Archaeological Research at Sirkeli Höyük: Preliminary Results of the Latest Excavations (2012 & 2013) and their Implications

Sollee, Alexander Ericson; Ahrens, Alexander; Novák, Mirko; Rutishauser, Susanne Muriel; Kozal, Ekin (2014). Archaeological Research at Sirkeli Höyük: Preliminary Results of the Latest Excavations (2012 & 2013) and their Implications (Unpublished). In: 60th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Warsaw. Warschau. 21.-25.07.2014.

Sirkeli Höyük is an ancient settlement located 40 km east of Adana on the left bank of the Ceyhan River in Plain Cilicia. The main mound covers an area of approximately 300×400 m and rises to a height of ca. 30 m above the level of the surrounding plain. Due to its strategic location overlooking a road that crosses the Misis mountains, Sirkeli Höyük always played an important role within Plain Cilicia. J. Garstang’s (1936-1937), B. Hrouda’s (1992-1996) and H. Ehringhaus’ (1997) excavations have shown that the site was occupied from the 4th to late 1st millennium B.C. Since 2006, a new Swiss-Turkish team is investigating Sirkeli Höyük again. Due to modern excavation techniques and an interdisciplinary approach, the architectural and material remains that have been uncovered by the new excavations have yielded much new information. Apart from a more precise pottery sequence, the new project has discovered an extensive lower town surrounded by an elaborate double city wall. The paper will summarize the results that have been gathered since 2006, with particular focus on the campaigns 2012-2013, and aims to show how they may contribute to the understanding of the cultural developments in this region.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Sollee, Alexander Ericson; Ahrens, Alexander; Novak, Miroslav; Rutishauser, Susanne Muriel and Kozal, Ekin

Subjects:

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

Language:

English

Submitter:

Alexander Ericson Sollee

Date Deposited:

02 Mar 2015 11:36

Last Modified:

22 Jan 2019 08:31

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Sirkeli Höyük, Kilikien, Türkei, Ausgrabungen

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/63904

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