THE PEOPLE OF DIYARBAKIR/SALAT TEPE IN THE CHALCOLITHIC AND MIDDLE BRONZE AGE


Basoglu O., Kirmizioglu P. G. , Pehlevan C. , YİĞİT A., Erkman A. C.

MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHAEOMETRY, cilt.15, ss.237-247, 2015 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5281/zenodo.32066
  • Dergi Adı: MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHAEOMETRY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.237-247

Özet

In this study, 21 skeletons, obtained from rescue excavations conducted in Diyarbakir/Salat Tepe (Salat Hill) flooded by a lake formed by the Ilisu Dam, were examined in terms of paleopathology, paleodemography, morphology and non-metric features. The analysis of archaeological and anthropological findings reveal that the Salat Tepe people dated back to the Middle Bronze Age. Their small socio-economic structure based on agriculture, and the inhabitants lived a modest life in harsh conditions. The evidence of small and local agriculture, rather than being an advanced agricultural society, shows that Diyarbakir/Salat Tepe people share the general characteristics of ancient Anatolian societies of the period.