A Review of Pottery Cultures in Central Anatolia during the Middle Iron Age, taking Yassıhöyük (Kırşehir) as a Case Study
Middle Iron Age (MIA): 9th-8th c. BC in Central Anatolia.
Yassıhöyük is a mound located 160 km southeast of Ankara (Turkey), 25 km north of Kırşehir and 30 km east of Kaman-Kalehöyük.
Kaman-Kalehöyük is a mound located 100 km southeast of Ankara.
Region 1 (Representative Site: Gordion)
Gordion was the capital city of Phrygia, 100 km southwest of Ankara.
Diagnostic pottery type: monochrome grey wares.
Political Entity: Phrygia
Region 2 (Representative Site: Boğazköy)
Boğazköy is a slope settlement located 208 km northeast of Ankara and 82 km southwest of Çorum.
Diagnostic pottery type: painted pottery with matt dark paint, Alisar IV ceramics.
Political Entity: -
Region 3 (Representative Site: Porsuk-Zeyve Höyük)
Porsuk is a mound located 359 km southeast of Ankara and 55 km southwest of Niğde.
Diagnostic pottery type: -
Political Entity: Many kingdoms under Assyrian control (Tabal Region)
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