A Pottery Kiln from Tatarli Hoyuk (Adana, Turkey) and its Implications for Late Bronze Age Pottery Production in Cilicia and Beyond

Dardeniz G., GİRGİNER K. S. , Oyman-Girginer O.

ADALYA, vol.21, pp.117-134, 2018 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Title of Journal : ADALYA
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-134


This article documents a Late Bronze Age II (1450-1200 B.C.) pottery kiln unearthed at Tatarli Hoyuk, Adana (Turkey). This pyrotechnical installation, with its associated ceramic assemblage and production remains, offers an overview of the pottery kiln technologies in Cilicia during the end of the Late Bronze Age. The typological features of the Tatarli Hoyuk pottery kiln presents encouraging similarities to northern Syrian and Mesopotamian updraft pottery kiln technologies rather than those of central Anatolia, even though the political and social influence of the Hittite Empire has been documented by ceramic and seal collections of the settlement.