A Hittite Seal and Seal Impressions from Tatarlı Höyük

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Alparslan M., Girginer K. S.

Adalya, vol.24, pp.31-42, 2021 (Journal Indexed in AHCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.47589/adalya.1036600
  • Title of Journal : Adalya
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-42


Tatarlı Höyük is one of the largest settlements

of Cilicia Pedias (Campestris). It is located

on the important commercial and military

routes at the western exit of the Amanus

Mountains, in the eastern part of the Ceyhan

district of Adana. It is also close to the Hittite-

Kizzuwatna Caravan Road and connected to

Central Anatolia by this route. This article

discusses a seal and two seal impressions

found in the excavations of Tatarlı Höyük in

2013 and 2015. One of the seal impressions is

without an inscription and can be suggested

to belong to the 16th-15th century BC. The

other seal impression is inscribed with the

female name Pa-ti. We can propose a date

for this hieroglyphic seal impression from the

14th to the 13th century BC. One terracotta

stamp seal was found out of context during the

2015 excavation season. We can read the name

of the seal owner as Sà-li-pi with a proposed

dating to the 15th-14th century BC.