Painted Pottery Decorative Patterns in the North-Eastern Anatolian Plateau during the Late Iron Age (8th–7th century BC to 330 BC)
Keywords:painted pottery production, pottery analysis, Late Iron Age, Central Anatolia, north-eastern Anatolian plateau
The article offers a brief overview of the painted pottery decorative patterns on the north-eastern Anatolian plateau during the Late Iron Age. In this study, the author has examined painted pottery sherds of nine archaeological sites: Boğazköy, Alaca Höyük, Alișar Höyük, Ҫadir Höyük, Kerkenes Dağ, Ușaklı Höyük, Mașat Höyük, Kușaklı-Sarissa, Kaman-Kalehöyük. The total amount of painted pottery sherds examined is 344. Based on the evidence of the decorative painted patterns on the ceramic vessels dated to the Late Iron Age, the author has investigated the frequency and distribution of decorative types among the archaeological sites.
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