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Fistikli Höyük



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maps Fistikli Höyük

Type:
Mound
Altitude:
485 m
Diameter:
m- Direction:

Region:
Southeastern Anatolia
Province:
Sanliurfa
District:
Birecik
Village:
Mezraa

Destruction :
Agriculture - Contemporary Settlements

TAYEx:
Visited - 14/8/2001

Registration State:
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Location: The mound lies west-southwest of Sanliurfa; about 4 km south of Birecik; 1.5 km north of Mezraa village. The settlement is situated on the left bank of the Euphrates; about 25 km upstream from Karkamis and within the Karkamis Dam area. The site was first described by Algaze as Zeytinli Bahçe Yani I in the previous publications [Algaze et al.1994:45-46;har.5(45 site no )].
Geography and Environment: The site is located on the east end of Euphrates flood plain; at a point close to the limestone bluffs which border the plain. It is a small and shallow mound covering an area of 0.5 ha; maximum 4 m high from the plain. Today; the site is covered with pistachio trees. There are contemporary houses on the southern foot and the slopes of the mound are being cultivated.
Destruction Details: There are pistachio trees on top; houses on south skirt; fields on west slope and some buildings on other slopes of the mound [TAYEx 14.8.2001].


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