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Borluk Deresi



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Type:
Single Findspot
Altitude:
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Diameter:
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Region:
Eastern Anatolia
Province:
Kars
District:
Merkez
Village:
Borluk


TAYEx:
Not visited - 29/6/2003

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Location: The name "Borluk Deresi"; is the collective name for all the sites that lie in the valley created by the Borluk Stream which begins at the village of Borluk; approximately 17-18 km southeast of Kars. It flows by the villages of Magaracik; Azatköy and Karacaören and empties into the Kars Stream southwest of this city. Archaeologically the sites of BORLUK; MAGARACIK and AZATKÖY are each referred to separately; but because of their close resemblance; we have decided to collectively call these three sites the Borluk Deresi Vadisi sites (the Borluk Stream Valley sites) and to refer to them as a single unit.
Geography and Environment: The Borluk Stream; which springs from the northern fringes of Mount Borluk before it flows west in a narrow but deep valley; lies west of the town of Pazarcik. There are numerous rock-shelters and caves in this valley. Coarse-grained sand and pebbles have been deposited in the natural indentations at the base of this valley. Especially the G 50 map section of a 1:100;000 map shows many symbols representing caves in the region in and around the village of Magaracik. Kökten believes that these caves probably have archaeological importance.
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