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Kadıoturan Tepesi

Locations: Plateau (Yayla) River bank , Province: Malatya , Village: Eğribük

Inventory No 203
Old Name
Ancient Name
Highly Probable Ancient Name
Elevation 670-725 m.
Species Mound (Höyük)
Height 6-7 m.
Width 180 m.
Lenght 60 m.
Area 10800
Periods Late Bronze Age I Middle Hittite ~1550/1500-1350
Late Bronze Age II Imperial Hittite ~1350-1150
Iron Age II ~900-

Location and geographical Features



It is now flooded by the Karakaya Dam Lake.



Nearest Ancient Road

Survey Findings It is high probable that the site was used as a fort guarding the Euphrates and the Kuru Çay during Hittite time. Many sherds of Middle-Late Bronze Age fine, central Anatolian, plain burnished, coarse and painted wares (ware types 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.8 and 3.9) and a few probable Middle Iron Age decorated sherds have been collected. At the foot of the hill, on the sides facing the Euphrates and the Kuru Çay, a tunnel with stone walls extending inward toward the site came to light while the villagers were digging a ditch fro their water-supply (Özdoğan 1977: 31).


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