Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.6.9. East central Asia Minor
(3,628 words)

A. Location, geography and settlement

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East central Asia Minor, which in the time of the Hittite Empire (13th cent.) was the heartland of  Ḫattusa and the northern part of the ‘Lower Land’, can be roughly divided into two cultural and linguistic zones for the EIA and MIA, separated approximately by the southern arc of the Halys (Kızılırmak).

The northern zone, the so-called inner Halys arc, which today is a plateau exhibiting mos…

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Aro, Sanna and Wittke, Anne-Maria, “2.6.9. East central Asia Minor”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_007682>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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