Bronze Age settlement found in Cappadocia

Archaeologists discovered a Prehistoric settlement at Göreme (Çakıltepe) Mound in Nevşehir Province, Turkey. The site dates back to early Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC).

Overview of the excavation site (by DHA)

Archaeologists from Hacı Bektaş University determined that the settlement continues to the middle Bronze Age (2000-1750 BC). Archaeological layers have also been unearthed in the settlement that surrounds the mound which date back to the Iron Age (900-330 BC), Hellenistic-Roman (3-1 BC) and the early Byzantine age (5-6 AD). Surface survey and excavation works in Çakıltepe have unearthed ruins of a wall from the fifth and sixth centuries. The researchers state that the surface surveys have revealed that the area was not only limited to the mound but there was a second settlement around the mound.

(after DHA & Hurriyet Daily News)

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