The Cultural Heritage of Hittite Anatolia
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Hittite Historical Atlas

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Locations: Plain (Ova) River bank Hilltop (Tepeüstü), Province: Kahramanmaraş , Village: Yeşiloba

Inventory No 36
Old Name
Ancient Name
Highly Probable Ancient Name
Latitude 38.39159
Longitude 36.912732
Elevation 1243
Species Mound (Höyük)
Type Settlement
Height 18
Width 191
Lenght 241
Area 46031
Periods Iron Age I ~1150-900
Iron Age II ~900-
Middle Bronze Age I Karum ~2000/1950-1700
Middle Bronze Age II Old Hittite ~1650-1550/1500
Late Bronze Age I Middle Hittite ~1550/1500-1350
Late Bronze Age II Imperial Hittite ~1350-1150

Location and geographical Features



Afşin lies in southeast-northeast direction at the northeast of Yeşiloba village in the subdistrict of Tanır. It is situated at the West of Hurman Suyu stream, at a 3 km distance from the south. There is a possible tumulus hill at the West of it, which is called Sivri Höyük.

You may follow this route to go to Yassıhöyük from Afşin town center.



Nearest Ancient Road

Survey Findings There exists some pieces of pottery dating to Hittite, Late Hittie and Roman Period. There are also examples of pottery stated to exist in layers from Hittite Imperial Period in Elbistan-Karahöyük. In addition, the excavators collected pieces of plates with red slip and internally thickened rim, paint decorated vases and fragments of jars. When painted wares are compared to the examples from Central Anatolia and Elazığ-malatya Region, they are said to have parallels to the pottery culture from Kültepe IB in Assyrian Trade Colonies Period.


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