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Arapkir Çayi



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Type:
Rock Shelter
Altitude:
m
Diameter:
m- Direction:

Region:
Eastern Anatolia
Province:
Elazig
District:
Agin
Village:

Destruction :
Dams

TAYEx:
Not visited - 15/8/2003

Registration State:
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Location: The rock-shelter site is located northwest of the city of Elazig and southwest of the town of Agin. It is 3.5 km south of the village of Hastek; 2.5 km northwest of the village of Bahattin and 250 m west of Mount Sihkiner. This rock-shelter faces the Arapkir Stream and is immediately north of the so far archaeologically unproductive Karamagara Caves. This information has been provided from a 1:100;000 map.
Geography and Environment: This site includes two adjacent rock-shelters that face the Arapkir Stream. They are referred to by number; 1 and 2. The deeper and narrower shelter extending 4.46 meters into the rock-face is Shelter "1". This shelter is 5.50 m wide and 2.15 m high; while the larger shelter; Shelter "2" is 25.50 m wide; 2.30 m high and 2.50 m deep. Further information on this site cannot be provided because it has since been flooded by the Keban Dam Lake.
Destruction Details: The mound is flooded by dam reservoir [TAYEx 15.8.2003].


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