Sites & cities that bear the name of Yanik Tepe

Yanik Tepe

Today in : Iran (Islamic Republic of)
First trace of activity : ca. 4,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Recorded names : یانیق تپه‎

Description : The site is located in Tabriz County, east of Lake Urmia and about 30 kilometres southwest of the city of Tabriz.. Yanik Tepe is a relatively large tell (8 hectares) which rises 16.6 metres above the surrounding plain. It is one of the main protohistoric sites excavated in the region after the Second World War, along with Göy Tepe (Geoy Tepe) and Haftavan Tepe. Excavations at Yanik Tepe were conducted by Charles A. Burney from 1960 to 1962. His excavations revealed a sequence spanning the Chalcolithic (4th millennium BC) to the Early Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC). The Early Transcaucasian II-III culture flourished around the northern half of the Lake Urmia basin during the 3rd millennium BC. Yanik Tepe is one of the sites that yield clear evidence for this culture.

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