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A018: Küçük Yaykın Tepesi Settlement (also "Ataköy 2")

By Aphrodisias Regional Survey


Local Name: AtaköyLocal Informant: Halil Yuruk, muhtar of AtaköyLocal Information: Muhtar of Ataköy also mentioned a nearby black-marble quarry. ** He also informed us about two other olive presses. One is in his own garden, a second Damdere, and the other at Haci's field.Latitude: 629mDescription: Small settlement on a mound with visible traces of rough walls in teh surface. Clearest traces of walls are visible in scarp where the hillside has been recently terraced for a new olive grove. Numerous pottery and tile fragments and two large marble agricultural blocks (socket block (C039) [D2005.0096] and counterweight block (?) [D2005.0110-11]). Site is located atop a natural limestone outcrop, partially leveled off for building. Evidence of quarrying on south side of outcrop. On top, robber's pit with petit appareil blocks and fragments of large pithos.Finds: Many small black flies. Pottery dates occupation to 1st c BC/AD through 4th/5th c AD. Some possible Middle Byzantine pottery as well. ** Systematic pottery collection conducted 14 June 200

Topics: Settlements, Agricultural Blocks, 4: Roman, 5: Late Roman, 6: Byzantine
Year: 2005
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