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Title: Chalcolithic Urn Burials at Pirot Höyük, Eastern Turkey
Subtitle: An Assessment
Author(s): AKDENIZ, Engin
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 42 Date: 2005
Pirot Höyük is located north–east of Malatya, on the right bank of the Euphrates. It was excavated over seven campaigns (1978–1985) as a part of the Keban and Lower Euphrates (Karakaya Dam) salvage excavation project, conducted by a team directed by Özgen Karaca. In this paper, its Chalcolithic urn burials will be studied. Layers XIII and XIV at Pirot Höyük provide us with information about intra–mural burials that shed light on the burial customs of the Chalcolithic Age in Eastern Anatolia. The urns in which these burials were placed are handmade, large containers with or without handles that are similar to other domestic urns uncovered in the same layer.