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Title: Archaeological Investigations at Ziyaret Tepe, 2003-2004
Author(s): MATNEY, Timothy , RAINVILLE, Lynn
Volume: 31 Date: 2005
The seventh and eight seasons of archaeological fieldwork at Ziyaret Tepe in the Diyarbakır province of southeastern Turkey were conducted between July and September of 2003 and 2004. Dr. Timothy Matney (University of Akron) is the director and Dr. Lynn Rainville (Sweet Briar College) is the assistant director of the Ziyaret Tepe archaeological Project. Ziyaret Tepe is thirty two hectare site on the southern bank of the Tigris River comprising a multi-period high mound of three hectares and a surrounding lower town of twenty-nine hectares. The high mount has a long period of occupation ranging from the beginning of the Early Bronze Age to the end of the Assyrian Empire. The lower town was fully occupied only in the Middle and Late Assyrian periods when the city achieved urban status.