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Title: Soundings at Early Bronze Age Hacılartepe in the Iznik Region (NW Anatolia)
Author(s): EIMERMANN, E.
Volume: 30 Date: 2004
Hacılartepe is situated in the western alluvial plain of the Iznik-lake, two kilometres South of the modern town of Orhangazi. Soundings were undertaken at this site in the years 1992, 1994 and 1995 as part of the excavation project at the nearby site of Ilıpınar Höyük under direction of J. Roodenberg. At the centre of the mound a test pit of 7 x 9m was dug down to the Virgin soil in order to investigate the stratigraphy, architectural features, pottery styles and absolute chronology (radiocarbon dates). It was hoped that the occupational debris would fill, at least in part, the hiatus between the Late Chalcolithic burial's of Ilıpınar's Pase IV and the Early Bronze Age cemetery of Ilıpınar's Phase III. It turned out however, that Hacılartepe was inhabited only during the first half of the 3rd millennium BC, contemporary with the EBA burial ground at Ilıpınar. It is plausible to assume that the occupants of Hacılartepe buried their dead 300m to the North, on the mound of Ilıpınar. This article presents a review of the stratigraphy, the pottery tradition and radiocarbon dates.