A view from the top of the site.
(Credit: Pam Crabtree)

The Kinik Höyük Archaeological Project is a 10 year archaeological collaboration located in Southern Cappadocia, Turkey.  Work started at the site in 2011, led by an international team composed of American, Italian, and Turkish researchers. Archaeological survey and excavation has indicated evidence of a lower level town associated with the main citadel structure.  Ceramic analysis indicates that the site was occupied from the Early Bronze Age through the Medieval Period, with the densest occupations in the Late Bronze Age and Middle Iron Age.  The site lies at the crossroads of roads leading to the Taurus mountain passes that link the Mediterranean with the Northern Levant.  The site’s position at such a critical juncture puts it in the middle of a landscape that has been continuously occupied and traversed since Prehistory.

Visit the Kinik Höyük website.