Dedekuyusu (Deştepe)

Number: 74
Latitude, longitude: 37.858067, 27.809250

The tell is located 1.5 km west of the city centre of Aydın and is about 10 m high. Its oval shape extends north-south. So far, no excavations have been conducted. According to ceramic finds at the surface, the settlement appears to have been continuously inhabited from the Late Chalcolithic to the Late Bronze Age. Late Bronze Age pottery fragments were found on the south and southeastern side of the settlement mound. These consist of mica and sand-containing, light brown colored fragments. Some vessels exhibit groove ornaments beginning directly below the rim and covering the upper part of the vessel. Vessel shapes as well as ornaments are characteristic for Middle to Late Bronze Age in western Anatolia.