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Kumtepe (Troad)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Feb 14, 2018 12:32 PM History
The oldest permanent settlement in the Troad.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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Four occupational horizons have been identified at Kumtepe (Kumtepe IA, IB, IC and II). The initial settlement was established ca. 4800 B.C. but then abandoned ca. 4500 B.C. The site was re-settled around 3700 B.C. This "Kumtepe B" culture used large houses that had multiple rooms and they practiced both animal husbandry and cultivation. There may be connections between Kumtepe and the settlement of Yassıtepe and Hisarlık (Troy) around 3000 B.C.

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Jeffrey Becker, 'Kumtepe (Troad): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 11 July 2020]

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