The Earliest Settlement of the City of Diyarbakir: Amida Hoyuk at Ickale

ÖKSE A. T. , Soyukaya N., Yumruk S., Dogan N., Aycicek G., Akdemir N. A. , ...Daha Fazla

OLBA, cilt.23, ss.59-110, 2015 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: OLBA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.59-110


The settlement history of the city of Diyarbakir dates back to the 4th Millennium BC as attested on the mound located in the acropolis of the fortified city. At several contemporary settlements of Northern Mesopotamia, both the local hand made vessels and wheel made Uruk vessels as well as flaring rim bowls are observed; however, on Amida Hoyuk, only local vessels are collected, determining a settlement founded by a local population. A group of sherds with rests of a burnished slip point to the existence of a settlement dating to the transition from Late Chalcolithic to the Early Bronze Age.