Area 1152

Main Information
Area ID 1152
Site Balıktaş
Area type cave or rockshelter
Area NR
Period Anatolia: Late Neolithic 6600 - 6000
Anatolia: Early Chalcolithic 6000 - 5500
Dating method none recorded
Radiocarbon dated None
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Earliest date: 14C age (BP) None
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Earliest date: 14C age calibrated (BC) None
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Earliest date: Delta 13C None
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Latest date: 14C age (BP) None
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Latest date: 14C age calibrated (BC) None
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Settlement type None
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Settlement archaeological features
Cave/rockshelters type rock shelter
Cave/rockshelters: Evidence of graves/human remains
Cave/rockshelters: Evidence of occupation
Quarry exploitation type None
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Grave: number of female sex None
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Description The "Rock House" of Balıktaş has the best example of family life Rock Paintings. The site can be understood as a small nature sanctuary, consisting of a large boulder lying on two others, with the entrance at the south side and a rock bench along the western face. Each cavity has its own picture with different motifs: humans, ornaments and hands. The most fascinating paintings are located in two neighbring cavities near the entrance side, showing as the main motif to the left a couple of a man and woman and to the right a couple of a mother and child, both surrounded by ornaments.
Location of the Site