RCSP Ceramics Collections in the Bıçkıcı Plain Region, 1996-2008

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By Caroline Autret1, Matthew Dillon2, H. Asena Kızılarslanoğlu3, Stanislav Pejša4, Nicholas Kregotis Rauh5

1. University of Rouen 2. Loyola Marymount University 3. Kastamonu University 4. Purdue Libraries 5. Purdue University

Rough Cilicia Survey Project Ceramics Grab Collections in the Bickici Plain Region

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The RCSP survey team investigated the Biçkici River Region between 1996 and 2004 employing a number of procedures, including coarse interval survey, grab collections, and close interval flag survey. Identified in 1996, the Biçkici Kiln Site near the mouth of the river has been subjected to repeated inspections and grab collections through the years. The site generated Koan Styled and Zemer 41 Pinched-Handled amphoras and exhibits the remains of press installations beside the standing Roman-era tower. Potable water and clay beds exist in the cavernous promontory that looms above the site. Sites RC 9605 (Site 5, village site), RC 9606 (isolated feature) RC 9607 (“the Garrison Site”), RC 9608 (isolated settlement), RC 9609 (isolated settlement), were all investigated in 1996 and revisited in 1998. In 2004, the survey team conducted close interval flag survey in the immediate vicinity of pollen trenches that were excavated by the geological team along the upper course of the Biçkici river bed. The team identified isolated sherd scatters and features (RC 0413-0417) at that time.

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