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Title: Excavations at Ziyaret Tepe 2007-2008
Author(s): MATNEY, Timothy , GREENFIELD, Tina , HARTENBERGER, Britt , KESKIN, Azer , KÖROĞLU, Kemalettin , MacGINNIS, John , MONROE, Willis , RAINVILLE, Lynn , SHEPPERSON, Mary , VORDERSTRASSE, Tasha , WICKE, Dirk
Journal: Anatolica
Volume: 35    Date: 2009   
Pages: 37-84
DOI: 10.2143/ANA.35.0.2038072

Abstract :
The eleventh and twelfth seasons of archaeological fieldwork at Ziyaret Tepe took place during July-September 2007 and 2008. Dr. Timothy Matney (University of Akron) served as the project director and Dr. Lynn Rainville (University of Virginia) was the assistant director. Three fieldwork initiatives were undertaken at Ziyaret Tepe during the 2007-2008 seasons. Excavations on the eastern high mound were conducted by Dr. Dirk Wicke (University of Mainz) and concentrated on the excavation of the residential section of the Late Assyrian palace (Operation A/N) first discovered in 2000 (Matney et al. 2002; 2003). On the northern high mound, Prof. Dr. Kemalettin Köroğlu (Marmara University) continued our excavations in Operation L, where a well stratified sequence of remains has been uncovered dating from the early Iron Age through the Medieval periods. Work here in 2007 and 2008 concentrated on the Late Assyrian, Early Iron Age, and Middle Assyrian deposits (levels L4 to L6). In the southwestern lower town, excavations in four areas were overseen by Dr. John MacGinnis (Cambridge University) including work on the city’s gate and fortification system, public and domestic structures (Operations G/R, P, and Q).

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