An overview of Byzantine Period settlements around Comana Pontica in north-central Turkey

2010-09-01
Erciyas, Deniz Burcu
Sokmen, Emine
The sanctuary of Comana Pontica in north-central Anatolia, dedicated to a local Anatolian deity, Ma, was a significant part of the Hellenistic kingdom of the Mithradatids which continued to be of some importance under the Roman emperors. During the Byzantine period, as a result of the introduction of, and adaptation to, Christianity in the region, significant changes in settlement pattern/organization at and in the vicinity of Comana took place. This article illustrates these changes through the architectural and archaeological material discovered during surveys and offers a preliminary interpretation of the settlement patterns around Comana in the Byzantine period.

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D. B. Erciyas and E. Sokmen, “An overview of Byzantine Period settlements around Comana Pontica in north-central Turkey,” BYZANTINE AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 119–141, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/46407.