The Hittite Stone and Sculpture Quarry at Karakiz Kasabasi and Hapis Bokazi in the District of Sorgun, Yozgat, Central Anatolia


Summers G. D. , Ozen E.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY, vol.116, no.3, pp.507-519, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 116 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3764/aja.116.3.0507
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, L'Année philologique, Anthropological Literature, Art Abstracts, Art Index, Art Source, ATLA Religion Database, Avery, Humanities Abstracts, Index Islamicus, International Bibliography of Art, Linguistic Bibliography, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Old Testament Abstracts Online
  • Page Numbers: pp.507-519

Abstract

An extensive stone quarry dating to the Hittite Empire period in the Late Bronze Age is located at Karakiz Kasabasi in the province ofYozgat, north-central Anatolia. In addition to numerous traces of stone quarrying, several exceptional unfinished pieces were found at the site, including two bases each sculpted from a single block and comprising a pedestal supported by a pair of lions a large drum, and a large basin. These unique pieces are described and illustrated, followed by a discussion of their probable date and cultural context. The only associated finds are fragments of stone hammers. No second-millennium settlement has been located in the region, and there is no good clue as to the intended destination of the quarried building stone and sculpted pieces.*