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Güzelce (AS 05)

Locations: Valley (Vadi) Mountain (Dağ) , Province: Hatay , Village: Güzelce

Inventory No 3
Old Name
Ancient Name
Highly Probable Ancient Name
Latitude +36 35' 25.3"
Longitude +036 25'
Elevation 119
Species Mound (Höyük)
Type Settlement
Height 19
Width 120
Lenght 170
Area 20400
Periods Middle Bronze Age II Old Hittite ~1650-1550/1500
Late Bronze Age I Middle Hittite ~1550/1500-1350
Middle Bronze Age I Karum ~2000/1950-1700
Late Bronze Age II Imperial Hittite ~1350-1150

Location and geographical Features





Nearest Ancient Road

Survey Findings Small 2nd Millennium BC pottery assemblage from Amuq Valley Regional Project. The presence of Grey Burnished Ware suggests Middle Bronze and Late Bronze I occupation on site. The shell tempered cookware is another hallmark of the LB occupation. Braidwood, the director of the previous survey project in the same region, noted only possible MBA for this site (1937).


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