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Asmen Tepe

Locations: Hilltop (Tepeüstü), Province: Sivas , Village: Aşağı Boğaz Köyü

Inventory No 79
   
Old Name
Ancient Name
Highly Probable Ancient Name
   
Latitude N39° 52.518'
Longitude E038° 12.470'
Elevation
   
Species Hilltop settlement
Type Settlement
   
Height
Width 250
Lenght 300
Area 75000
   
Periods 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
Iron Age I ~1150-900
Iron Age II ~900-
   

Location and geographical Features

 

Description

Extending east-west and rising above the valley basin, the mound commands the valley. It is well-preserved due to the absence of illegela digs and agricultural activities. The top ot hte mound is flat. The high number of pottery suggests a large and important settlement in the third and second millennia BC.

 

   

Nearest Ancient Road

   
Survey Findings Pottery, loom weights
   
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