The procurement of obsidian at Arslantepe (Eastern Anatolia) during the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age: Connections with Anatolia and Caucasus

Mouralis D., Massussi M., Palumbi G., Akkopru E., Restelli F. B., Brunstein D., ...More

QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL, vol.467, pp.342-359, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 467
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.11.041
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.342-359
  • Keywords: Obsidian, Arslantepe, Eastern Anatolia, Caucasus, Portable XRF, LA-ICP-MS, TURKEY, 4TH, NETWORKS, SYSTEM
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


Arslantepe is a hoyuk (= tell) located within the fertile Malatya Plain, near the right bank of the Euphrates River. The site is excavated since more than 55 years by the Italian Sapienza University archaeologists and reveals periods from at least the sixth millennium BCE until the final destruction of the Neo-Hittite town. This long sequence records the changing relations and connections with various civilizations and regions of the Near East.