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Yaz Tepe
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(Yaz Depe). Settlement remains on the upper reaches of the Murgab (southeastern Turkmenistan), 34 km north-northwest of Bajram Ali. Excavations show an Iron Age sequence Yaz I to III of strata with characteristic pottery (including some painted, from Yaz I), buildings with storehouses, and a citadel [1]. According to a recent carbon dating [2], Yaz I and analogous finds in other parts of southern central Asia date to 1512-1309 BC; the demarcation and cultural categorisation of the…

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TH.G., “Yaz Tepe”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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