Archaeological Evidence for an Early Second Millennium BC Potter’s Kiln at Liman Tepe
Ayşegül Aykurt, Hayat Erkanal
1Hacettepe University Faculty of Letters, Department of Archaeology
2Liman Tepe Kazı Başkanlığı
Keywords: Western Anatolia, Transition Period from the Early Bronze Age to the Middle Bronze Age, Pottery Kiln
This article will focus on a pottery kiln which is dated to the transition phase between the Early Bronze Age and the Middle Bronze Age in Liman Tepe. The kiln is not only important in terms of being one of the earliest examples on the Western Anatolian coast, but also for the local pottery sherds amongst its debris. They demonstrate the continuation of relationships with Central Anatolian cultures which began in the early periods. Very few centers in Western Anatolia have levels from the Early Bronze to Middle Bronze Age phase. This transition phase is being investigated in a comprehensive manner at Liman Tepe and this will provide an important contribution to understanding the region's chronology.