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«ola Avika

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«ola Avika
Type:
Mound
Altitude:
700 m
Region:
Southeastern Anatolia
Province:
Batman
District:
Kozluk
Village:
Investigation Method:
Survey
Period:
Early

     


Location: The site lies northeast of the city of Batman; west of Kozluk District; across Nevala Denik.
Geography and Environment: The broad and low mound is 1-2 m high; and measures 100 m in diameter; is located at the northern bank of Remdenka Stream. The site approximately covers an area of 0.75 hectares.
History:
Research and Excavation: The site was discovered during a survey; in the aim of finding historical places that were going to be inundated by Batman Dam; conducted by M. Rosenberg and H. Togul in 1990. The dam reservoir built on Batman Stream; also covers of Remdenka; Hiyan; and Sason Streams. The research was conducted for the University of Pennsylvania and ODT‹-TEKDAM. 27 sites are reported to be inundated by the dam. It is observed that Chalcolithic settlements are not abundant.
Stratigraphy: The site is thought to be consisting of one level; because there were no finds dating to other periods.
Small Finds: Pottery: Cooking pots are also observed as well as the typical Halafian painted sherds. Coarse sand-tempered ware is observed to be a local ware. There are bowls with flat bases; and crème slipped bowls.
Remains:
Interpretation and Dating: The site is one of the Halafian settlements in the region.


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