A Review of Pottery Cultures in Central Anatolia during the Middle Iron Age, taking Yassıhöyük (Kırşehir) as a Case Study

  • Nurcan Küçükarslan

Abstract

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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Published
25-05-2018
How to Cite
Küçükarslan, N. (2018). A Review of Pottery Cultures in Central Anatolia during the Middle Iron Age, taking Yassıhöyük (Kırşehir) as a Case Study. BAF-Online: Proceedings of the Berner Altorientalisches Forum, 2. https://doi.org/10.22012/baf.2017.09
Section
Panel 1: Defining spheres of influence