FIRST OBSERVATIONS ON THE TRANSITION FROM THE LATE BRONZE AGE TO THE EARLY IRON AGE IN TISNA, WESTERN ANATOLIA

Barış GÜR
2021 Türkiye Bilimler Akademisi Arkeoloji Dergisi  
Recent surveys conducted in Sarıkale Tepe and Kocakale Tepe in 2018 and 2019 yielded some findings that shed light on the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age in the Aeolis region. This study examines and broadly evaluates a bronze fragment belonging to a curved knife, pottery that has stylistically similar examples found in the Late Bronze Age layers of the city of Troy, gray ware which has an important place in the local tradition of the region, and a pendent semi-circle
more » ... endent semi-circle pottery sherd, found during the course of these seasons. The reflections of the external influences in Northern Aeolis, the continuation of the local traditions in the Early Iron Age and the existence of the Aegean origin influences in the beginning of the first millennium BC were examined. As a result, the mentioned finds in Tisna reveal supportive results in addition to the new and known ones regarding the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age in Aeolis. It is thought that the archaeological excavations to be carried out in Tisna in the coming years will provide new evidence to support these findings.
doi:10.22520/tubaar2020.27.007 fatcat:itjlxh7zfbdwlezl6rhbzsn3uy