A Pottery Kiln from Tatarli Hoyuk (Adana, Turkey) and its Implications for Late Bronze Age Pottery Production in Cilicia and Beyond

Dardeniz G., GİRGİNER K. S., Oyman-Girginer O.

ADALYA, vol.21, pp.117-134, 2018 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: ADALYA
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-134
  • Keywords: Pottery kiln, Tatarli Hoyuk, Anatolia, Hittite, Late Bronze Age
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


This article documents a Late Bronze Age II (1450-1200 B.C.) pottery kiln unearthed at Tatarli Hoyuk, Adana (Turkey). This pyrotechnical installation, with its associated ceramic assemblage and production remains, offers an overview of the pottery kiln technologies in Cilicia during the end of the Late Bronze Age. The typological features of the Tatarli Hoyuk pottery kiln presents encouraging similarities to northern Syrian and Mesopotamian updraft pottery kiln technologies rather than those of central Anatolia, even though the political and social influence of the Hittite Empire has been documented by ceramic and seal collections of the settlement.