Bahçetepe

Number: 75

75. Bahçetepe

The tell is located 5 km southwest of the county town of Sultanhisar in the province of Aydın. It has an oval shaped and is about 8 m high. So far, no excavations have been conducted. The ceramic fragments indicate continuous habitation from the Early to Late Bronze Age. The olive grove on a flat surface north of the hill also contains prehistoric material that is typical for western Asia Minor. Cultural deposits are exposed in the eroded western slope of the hill, exhibiting stone foundation and pottery. Yellow and reddish-yellow fine clay pottery on the hilltop and on the northern slope date to the Middle Bronze Age. Late Bronze Age vessel forms were primarily recorded from the northern and northwestern edge of tell.

Literature: Günel 2003; Günel 2003a

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Latitude, Longitude: 37.863517, 28.110833