14C


Bogazköy / Büyükkaya Silo Kompleksi

Type:
Bilinmeyen
Region:
Black Sea
Province:
Çorum
District:
Bogazkale
Village:
Merkez
Chronological Tables    
Explanation: Büyükkaya is located at the northern part of the city, which houses a small settlement belonging to the Chalcolithic and EBA. Later on, the Hittites constructed a monumental building here, and surrounded it by a fortification wall. From the 13th century BC, Büyükkaya was used as a big silo. The provisions of the city and the country were kept in large, four-cornered pits with stone floors. Only 11 being known, the largest of these silos had a dimension of 12 x 8 meters and a depth of at least 2 meters. They were covered with a thick layer of earth after they were filled up with grains. The 14C dates were obtained from the grain samples found in the silos.
Lab No BP Material Layer BC1 SDa BC1 SDb BC2 SDa BC2 SDb Explanation
HD-21376 3301 +/- 30 Grain LBA 1615 1520 1690 1510
HD-21379 3298 +/- 28 Grain LBA 1605 1520 1690 1510
HD-21401 3297 +/- 30 Grain LBA 1605 1520 1690 1510
HD-21373 3278 +/- 22 Grain LBA 1605 1515 1680 1490
HD-21429 3268 +/- 30 Grain LBA 1610 1490 1680 1440
HD-21391 3266 +/- 22 Grain LBA 1610 1500 1620 1450
HD-21432 3253 +/- 26 Grain LBA 1600 1450 1610 1440
HD-21400 3234 +/- 27 Grain LBA 1525 1450 1600 1430
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