Geç Tunç Çağında liman tepe ve çevre kültür bölgeleri ile olan bağlantısı
Mangaloğlu-Votruba, D. Sıla, Liman Tepe During the Late Bronze Age and its Connections with Neighbouring Regions, PhD thesis, Advisor: Prof. Dr Aliye Öztan, 362 p.In this study, Liman Tepe?s Late Bronze Age remains, unearthed during the 1992-2006 excavation seasons, were examined. The detailed study of the architecture, pottery and small finds of this time period reveal the character of the settlement and its connections with neighbouring regions. Until recently, there were no architectural remains that give stratigraphical information concerning the Late Bronze Age. However, in 2006, a very well preserved stratified settlement with three architectural layers and deposits were uncovered. These layers, numbered as II.3, II.2 and II.1, are contemporary with LH IIIA2, III B and III C periods of Mainland Greece chronology, and continue into the Protogeometric Period without a break. Although there is a small number of pottery examples dating to the beginning of the Late Bronze Age, so far there is no architectural evidence for this time period. The remains of the Late Bronze Age consist of structures of domestic and workshop character, divided by streets. Four pottery kilns belonging to the II.3 layer of the settlement indicate intense pottery production at the site.Liman Tepe occupies a unique strategic location and this is evident in its material culture. It is sited between the Gediz (Hermos) and the Küçük Menderes (Kaystros) Valleys, and therefore, one of the most accessible areas from inland Anatolia. Also, being located on the Urla Peninsula in the middle of coastal Western Anatolia, Liman Tepe serves as a bridge between the northern and southern Aegean. The majority of the pottery in Liman Tepe consists of characteristic wares seen at other Western Anatolian sites. Also, both imported and locally made examples of the Mycenaean ware found at the site demonstrates the existence of intense trade connections with the Aegean world, as is observed elsewhere in Western Anatolia during this period.