Excavations on the north-central plateau: The Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age occupation at Cadir Hoyuk

Academic Article


  • AbstractThe last decade of excavations at Çadır Höyük, in the north-central region of the Anatolian plateau, has revealed a well-established Late Chalcolithic community with continuous occupation into the Early Bronze I period (mid fourth to early third millennium BC). While the Late Chalcolithic town was prosperous, with well-made houses and objects, and even monumental construction, the stability of the settlement had slipped by the Early Bronze I phase. We summarise here the results from ten seasons of work at the site and profile how the findings contribute to our understanding of Çadır's role in a larger regional context. We also offer possible explanations for the changing nature of the Çadır occupation during the periods detailed here.
  • Authors

  • Steadman, Sharon R
  • Ross, Jennifer C
  • McMahon, Gregory
  • Gorny, Ronald L
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • 2008
  • Published In

  • Anatolian Studies  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 47
  • End Page

  • 86
  • Volume

  • 58