Site Gusir Höyük

Main Information
Site ID 3
Name of the site Gusir Höyük
Alias name
Alternative name
District Siirt
Region Southeastern Anatolia
Country Turkey
Period Anatolia Pre-Pottery Neolithic A 10200 - 8800
Description The mound is located beside Gusir Lake, 40km south of the city of Siirt; 2 km west of Ormanardi Village in Eruh County on the southern shore of Kavaközü Creek, a tributary of the Botan River. Gusir Lake is a sinkole fed by the waters of the Kavaközü Creek, and by the springs around it. Its western side is covered with flatlands which extend through the Botan Rier bed. In the south the terrain rises rather stieeply before descending towards the deep canyon of the Tigris River a few kilometers away. (...) The site is in an agricultural land, its surface covered with small terraced gardens; the site has suffered from the construction of the terraced boundaries of these gardens as well as from agricultural practices. The terrace slope on the north falls in terraces towards the Kavaközü Creek, the gently sloping western and southern flanks of the mound merge with the flatlands. The east end of the mound is bounded by the steep drop into Gusir Lake. The site convers an area approximately 150m in diameter and its top is at 535m above mean sea level. Apart from a few Medieval pottery fragments unearthed on the site, all the archaeological material encountered up to now belongs to different levels of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period, mainly to its earliest horizon. Dating (C14) - 9975 and 9600 BP.
Topography hill
Geographical Coordinate Reference System WGS84 - World Geodetic System 1984
Latitude 37.726544000000
Longitude 41.822927000000
Elevation 535
Exact location no
Coordinate source None
Number of activity periods 2
Comment Coordinates are NOT officially approved - as the site can not be found in GoogleMaps or OREA but from ( -> In comparison with the map published by Özdogan the position of the site is correct. For information on the research under Algaze see: Velibeyoglu, J., Schachner, A. and Schachner S., 2002. 837. The number of activity periods is not exactly defined in the text (see above).
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Areas in this Site
ID 2 settlement Anatolia Pre-Pottery Neolithic A 10200 - 8800