Decimal degrees: 38.382023N, 38.36119 E; WGS84.
UTM: 37S, 444206(e), 4248395(n); WGS84.
Alternate Name(s) and Spellings: Aslantepe-Malatya
Ancient Name: Melid
Arslantepe was a major regional centre in the Chalcolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages. Excavations by an Italian team have revealed unique evidence of a sequence of fourth millennium temples with their wall-paintings and administrative practices (seals and sealings), as well as substantial subsequent occupation.
Confidence: 8 = Very Good, co-ordinate very likely to be correct.


  ArchAtlas Journal: visual essay and site visualisation links ArchAtlas Journal essays by site (Atom)  
Pathways and Highways Toby Wilkinson, University of Sheffield
Pathways and highways: routes in Bronze Age Eurasia (Oct. 2009)
This visual essay explores the possibility of delineating two different types of routes, "pathways" and "highways", and the extent to which archaeology can help to analyse them. The technologies of cost-raster GIS analysis are introduced and applied to two case studies in Eastern Anatolia and Western Central Asia, c. 3000-1000 BC. It is to be hoped that the highlighted patterns, combined with a knowledge of contemporary material transformations, will provide insights into the processes of socio-economic change across these reconstructed networks of interaction.
Panoramas: Arslantepe Andrew Sherratt and Toby Wilkinson
Panoramas: Arslantepe (2005)
The site of Arslantepe in Turkey was a major regional centre in the Chalcolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages.


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How to cite this page: 'OpenAtlas Site Information: Arslantepe', ArchAtlas, Version 4.1,, Accessed: 18 February 2019