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Title: Systematic Surface Collection from Nevruzlu
Subtitle: A Late Halaf Site in the Kahramanmaraş Valley
Author(s): GÜRDIL, Bekir
Volume: 28 Date: 2002
This paper focuses on a systematic surface collection of the mound called Nevruzlu located in the Kahramanmaraş valley of Southeast Anatolia. While dating the site by presenting the material remains recovered from the surface, the surveying strategy applied to the site is described also. The detailed presentation of the surveying strategy not only serves as an example of a practical field technique, but also allows one to assess the reliability of the data. The conclusion of the paper discusses the date of the site and the possible place and role of Nevruzlu within the Halaf world in the Maraş Valley.
At the same time, this paper should be seen as an appendix to a larger body of research that has already been devoted to the understanding of the Kahramanmaraş region in the Halaf period. This large-scale project, which includes the recent years' excavations of Domuztepe, focuses on both internal and intra-site processes of significant behaviours and interactions of the ancient communities. Such processes, in return, may help us to recognize evolutionary social developments and complexities of human groups in the past. With this research focus in mind, Nevruzlu should be examined in relation to Domuztepe as part of the same valley system. Other well-known sites in Northern Mesopotamia are deliberately not addressed in this paper.