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Title: Taşeli-Karaman Archaeological Project, the 2018 Season
Author(s): ŞERIFOĞLU, Tevfik Emre , KÜÇÜKBEZCI, Hatice Gül
Volume: 45 Date: 2019
This article presents results from the second season of the Taşeli-Karaman Archaeological Project (TKAP), which is a multi-disciplinary landscape archaeology project conducted in the Mersin and Karaman provinces of Turkey. TKAP forms a continuation of the Lower Göksu Archaeological Salvage Survey Project (LGASSP), which was initiated in 2013 in the Mersin Province of Southern Turkey as a response to the construction of a hydroelectric dam in the concerned valley and concluded in 2017. The very short 2018 season solely focused on the Karaman Plain in order to document the major archaeological sites and to better understand the natural and cultural landscapes surrounding them. Our team revisited the major sites in the region to conduct systematic surveys, continuing the work that was started in 2017. Hereby a summary of the season with brief discussions about the local material culture and settlement patterns is presented. The second season of TKAP, which is a Bitlis Eren University and the University of Leicester joint project, could be conducted with a grant awarded by the board of the Gerald Averay Wainwright Fund (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford).