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Acarköy (AS 12)

Locations: River bank Valley (Vadi), Province: Hatay , Village:

Inventory No 9
Old Name Halilağa Höyük
Ancient Name
Highly Probable Ancient Name
Latitude +36 33' 34.8"
Longitude +036 27'
Elevation 103
Species Mound (Höyük)
Type Settlement
Height 23
Width 145
Lenght 225
Area 32625
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

Location and geographical Features





Nearest Ancient Road

Survey Findings Very small amount of 2nd Millennium BC pottery assemblage from Amuq Valley Regional Project. The diagnostics continue within a large time span therefore no clear indications for specific periods within 2nd Millennium BC. Pithos with applied rope decoration and body with comb incised decoration are indicators of MBA, although the latter could be LB I as well. Flat plate fragment is indicator of LBA but it might be Iron Age as well. Braidwood, the director of the previous survey project in the same region, did not note any 2nd Millennium BC period for this site (1937).


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