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Polatbey Höyüğü

Locations: Plateau (Yayla) , Province: Kilis , Village: Polatbey (former Çerçik village)

Inventory No 102
Old Name Çerçik
Ancient Name
Highly Probable Ancient Name
Latitude N36°48'15.33''
Longitude E37°11'32.30''
Elevation 2412 fit
Species Mound (Höyük)
Type Settlement
Width 150
Lenght 250
Area 37500
Periods Middle Bronze Age I Karum ~2000/1950-1700
Middle Bronze Age II Old Hittite ~1650-1550/1500

Location and geographical Features



Almost the entire mound is covered with buildings. The village houses in the northeastern part was abandoned. The south of the setlement is bordered by a rocky crop, while its east and south was surrounded by small plain. The mound is destroyede by the modern settlement and soil conveying. Most of the destruction is on the northern and southern slopes.



Nearest Ancient Road

Survey Findings Pottery


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