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Subtitle: A Bronze Age Settlement in the Central Black Sea Region, Turkey
Author(s): DÖMNEZ, Ş.
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 41 Date: 2004
Kovuklukaya, an ancient mound site, is located some 10 km from the town of Boyabat in province of Sinop, northern Turkey. Discovered in the summer of 2002, it was excavated in a rescue operation on behalf of the Sinop Museum. Of the seven soundings and two trenches, the most interesting finds were uncovered in Sounding 5. There a building and its content provided important information pertaining to the prehistory of the Black Sea region during the period from the last quarter of third millennium BC to the first quarter of second millennium BC. A small scale step-trench in Sounding 7 at Kovuklukaya and four building levels spanning the Late Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age II periods. A Byzantine graveyard was located at the top of the site, and finds of Early Phase of Late Iron Age were also found. Most importantly the settlement at Kovuklukaya has revealed the continuity between the Late Chalcolithic to the Middle Bronze Age I-II, the so-called “Transitional Period” at Bafra-Ikiztepe.