Arkaik Dönem Kuzeydoğu Ege Kültürel Etkileşim Ağı İçinde Tenedos Adası

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Connecting Cultures: Trade and Interconnections in the Ancient Near East from the Beginning until the End of the Roman Period, Lefkoşa, Cyprus (Kktc), 23 - 25 November 2016, pp.321-338

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Lefkoşa
  • Country: Cyprus (Kktc)
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-338
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Rescue excavations conducted by the Çanakkale Archaeology Museum at the necropolis of the small island of Tenedos, located on the mouth of the Hellespontus (Dardanelles Strait), contribute to our understanding of cultural interactions that took place in the north-east Aegean world during the late 8th and 7th centuries BC. This geographically important small island presumably presented optimal conditions for ships that needed a shelter before they made their ways to the Sea of Marmara (ancient Propontis) and into the Black Sea (Pontus Euxinus) through the Dardanelles Strait when the wind and current conditions permitted a safe passage. During the late 8th and 7th centuries BC., the major center of population with two small bays that served as natural harbors was located on the easternmost point of the island facing the mouth of the Dardanelles Strait. The eighth and seventh centuries BC. gray wares from the necropolis of Tenedos find close parallels among the assemblages of the sites of north-western Anatolia and northeast Aegean islands during this period. The pottery and metal objects recovered from the necropolis of Tenedos point to a local community manufacturing artifacts within a wider framework north-east Aegean cultural zone. The gradual rise in the number of the Corinthian style Greek vases alongside the local gray wares in the graves of the seventh century BC. date at the necropolis of Tenedos is a clear archaeological manifestation of the increasing role of the island within the network of cultural interactions and trade in this period.