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316 pages

299 figures, 13 tables

Published Dec 2019

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789692068

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Edited by Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, Sümer Atasoy

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Papers in this volume cover all shores of the Black Sea and address, alongside many other topics, the establishment dates of some Greek Colonies; East Greek transport amphorae; the history of Tekkeköy; the pre-Roman economy of Myrmekion; Byzantine finds at Komana; glass bracelets from Samsun Museum; dating the Kavak Bekdemir Mosque in Samsun.



Preface ; 
Once again about the Establishment Date of Some Greek Colonies around the Black Sea – by Gocha R. Tsetskhladze
The Black Sea on the Tabula Peutingeriana – by A.V. Podossinov
Archaic East Greek Transport Amphorae: Secure Advances and Muddles. An Assessment – by Pierre Dupont

Tekkekoy: Land of Legends from Past to the Future – by Sümer Atasoy
An Epigram for a Sinopean from Tomis – by Alexandru Avram
Late Classical-Hellenistic Imports at Açic Suat (Caraburun) (4th-3rd Century BC) – by Vasilica Lungu

The Chronology of Arrowhead and Dolphin-Shaped Monetary Signs from Berezan – by Dmitry Chistov
Essay on the Economy of Myrmekion in Pre-Roman Times – by Alexander Butyagin and Alexei Kasparov
The Necropolis of Porthmion (from the Excavations of 2004-2013) – by M.Y. Vakhtina and P.G. Stolyarenko
Artyushchenko-1 Settlement on the Taman Peninsula (6th Century BC-4th Century AD) – by Yurii A. Vinogradov

The Southern Pontic Import Discovered at Classical Period Sites in Ajara – by Amiran Kakhidze and Emzar Kakhidze
A Brief Report on the Archaeological Excavations in Gonio-Apsarus, 2014-2017 – by Shota Mamuladze and Kakhaber Kamadadze

The Traces of the Chalcolithic Culture of Alaca Höyük in the Coastal Settlements of the Central Black Sea Region of Turkey – by Hulya Çalışkan Akgül
The Baruthane Tumuli at Amisos/Samsun – by Sümer Atasoy
Evaluations of Iron Finds from the Fatsa Cıngırt Kayası Excavations – by Ayşe Fatma Erol and Ertaç Yıldırım
New Archaeological Expeditions in the Ancient City of Amastris – by Fatma Bağdatlı Çam, Ali Bora and Handan Bilici Altunkayalıer
The Ancient City of Sebastopolis in the Light of Archaeological Data and Inscriptions – by Şengül Dilek Ful
Politics and Diplomacy in Paphlagonia – by Manolis Manoledakis
A Great Tumulus from Paphlagonia – by Şahin Yıldırım
The Land of Sacred Fire: Amasya – Oluz Höyük – by Şevket Dönmez
An Overview of Iron Age Sites of Zile District – by Mehmet Özsait and Nesrin Özsait
Evaluation of the Recent Finds at Komana from the Early and Middle Byzantine Period – by Mustafa Nuri Tatbul and D. Burcu Erciyas
A Group of Glass Bracelets from Samsun Museum – by Akın Temür and Özkan Özbilgin
Some Observations on the Dating of the Kavak Bekdemir Mosque in Samsun – by E. Emine Naza Dönmez

About the Author

Prof. Gocha Tsetskhladze (PhD Moscow, DPhil Oxford) is a classical archaeologist who specializes in ancient Greek colonisation and the archaeology of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, Caucasia, Anatolia, and Central and Eastern Europe in the 1st millennium BC. For more than 20 years he has excavated several Greek colonial sites around the Black Sea (in Georgia, Russia, and the Ukraine). He is currently affiliated with the University of Nottingham, as well as the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki and the University of Bucharest.

Prof. Emeritus Sümer Atasoy (PhD Istanbul) is a classical archaeologist and a specialist in museum studies and cultural heritage. He has excavated many sites in Anatolia, including Amisos/Samsun, one of the principal Greek colonies on the southern Black Sea coast. For more than ten years he has been director of excavations at Tios, the only Greek colony in the southern Black Sea not to have been overbuilt.