A New Excavation In Southeast Turkey: Kece Cave


Kece Cave is located in Kahramanmaras - Elbistan Province in Turkey. The first excavation was carried out in 2015 and since that year, it has been continued by excavation team that includes different university experts. According to preliminary reports, first excavations were realized on terraces in front of the cave and inside. Preliminary findings have been remarkable. Although during the last season excavation, most amazing findings than before were obtained in the terrace excavation area and around of the cave. Especially, chipped stone tools concerning with the Paleolithic Age were found by archaeologists. Meanwhile, the area was settled from Early Bronze Age to Roman period. The area and the cave has exhibited significant archaeological reference point with these characteristics.

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A New Excavation In Southeast Turkey: Kece Cave. Irfan Yaman, Cevdet Merih Erek, Iraz Asli Yaman, Alper Basiran. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442496)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: 19.336; min lat: 41.509 ; max long: 53.086; max lat: 70.259 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 19907