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Aziziye
Type:
Mound
Altitude:
1220 m
Region:
Mediterranean
Province:
Burdur
District:
Merkez
Village:
Aziziye
Investigation Method:
Survey
Period:
Ceramic

     


Location: This site lies in Höyük Mevkii; 600 m west of Çamoluk (Aziziye-Sertaç) Village; south of the city of Burdur. It is also located 10 km south of Gölde and 2 km south of the village of Erikli.
Geography and Environment: This mound; which is 150x200 m in size; lies 1;100 m above sea level and 8 m above the level of the plain [Özsait 1989a:chart.XIV; fig. 5]. Kocademirli Stream; one of the branches of Elmacik Stream; flows south of the mound. The area has abundant sources of water. The mound lies in the Elmacik-Kozluca municipality along the Kocademirli-Elmacik highway. The surface of the mound has been plowed.
History:
Research and Excavation: The site was discovered in 1983 by M. Özsait. It takes place in the registered archaeological sites list prepared by Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Stratigraphy: The site yielded Early Bronze Age finds in addition to Late Neolithic/Early Chalcolithic material [Özsait 1989a:4].
Small Finds: Pottery: The mound itself as well as the area around it yielded handmade; sand and mica tempered; cream color slipped ware; some of which was well burnished; well-fired and had red painted decorations. These sherds have been assigned to the Late Neolithic and to the Early Chalcolithic by Özsait [Özsait 1989a:fig.III]. Clay Finds: Although not assigned to a period; a fragment of a grooved spindle whorl was also found. Chipped Stone: An obsidian blade; also not assigned to a period; was found. Other chipped stone tools are not reported.
Remains:
Interpretation and Dating: The ceramics collected especially from the northwestern and southwestern flanks of the mound have been dated to the Late Neolithic-Early Chalcolithic Periods. These sherds might represent the earliest settlement at the site.


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