Kayışlar Höyük

Number: 46

Kayışlar Höyük

The tell lies northeast of the village Kayışlar in the district of Saruhanli. So far, no excavations have been made. Today, the tell is completely flattened through intensive farming. It is, however, still distinct in aerial photos that are a few years old. David French described the site as 80 x 50 m in size and 3-4 m high – this was in the 1960s. The earliest ceramic finds date back to the late Chalcolithic period. Some surface finds date to Troy I. Gray Silver Wash Ware from the 2nd mill. BCE was also found. The site was probably continuously inhabited in the Early, Middle and Late Bronze Age.

 

Literature: French 1969; Akdeniz 2009

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Latitude, Longitude: 38.855117, 27.706317