A comparative stratigraphy of cilicia : Results of the first three cilician chronology workshops

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Novák M., D'Agata A. L., Caneva I., Eslick C., Gates C., Gates M., ...More

Altorientalische Forschungen, vol.44, no.2, pp.150-186, 2017 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/aofo-2017-0013
  • Journal Name: Altorientalische Forschungen
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.150-186
  • Keywords: Chronology, Cilicia, Comparative stratigraphy
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This article presents a preliminary comparative stratigraphy of excavated sites in Plain Cilicia and one in Rough Cilicia. It is the outcome of three workshops held in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Plain Cilicia at the junction of Anatolia, Syro-Mesopotamia and Cyprus is one of the most fertile regions of the Ancient Near East. In recent years, archaeological research in the region has intensified, re-opening questions of chronology. The comparative stratigraphy discussed in the workshops is presented here in form of a gazetteer of the participating sites and a chart. This is to be understood as a first step towards a more comprehensive chronology.