Bronze Finds from Ordu/Fatsa Cingirt Kayasi Excavations

Erol A. F. , Yildirim E.

OLBA, cilt.26, ss.97-133, 2018 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: OLBA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.97-133


This study presents bronze finds which are obtained during excavations between the years of 2012-2014, conducted in Cingirt Kayasi, in the Eastern Black Sea region. Cingirt Kayasi is located in the Yaprakli Village of the town Fatsa, which is in Ordu. First, these finds have been categorised according to their use, such as decorative or medical objects. In light of archaeological data and similar materials, the finds have then been analysed in respect to their form, period and function, and are presented along with their catalogue with plates. In terms of dating the finds, this study also benefits from other groups of finds which are obtained from the same level and indicate an exact date for these objects. By presenting these bronze finds, this study aims to share first scientific conclusions about bronze objects of the Eastern Black Sea Region; it also contributes to the literature on the archaeology of this region known to be rich in metal reserves since early ages.