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

2012-07-01
Summers, Geoffrey
Ozen, Erol
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.*
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY

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Citation Formats
G. Summers and E. Ozen, “The Hittite Stone and Sculpture Quarry at Karakiz Kasabasi and Hapis Bokazi in the District of Sorgun, Yozgat, Central Anatolia,” AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY, pp. 507–519, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/57243.