The Prehistoric Connections between Levant-Central Anatolia by the Light of new Findings on Amuq-Maras Depression

Erek C. M.

OLBA, vol.16, pp.1-22, 2008 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: OLBA
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-22
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The relations of prehistoric times between Levant Corridor and Anatolia have been realized to light of new inventions in this article. The perspective of cultural distribution of man has been realized with proved findings in north end of Levant where Kahramanmaras is. In this perspective, the results of Paleolithic investigations of Kahramanmaras have important. Especially, evidences of Direkli, Orta and Yaglak caves are reflected to industrial and cultural interactions on Levant-Amuq-Maras line. Because of noticeable ratio of inventions belonging to Epi-Paleolithic and Upper Paleolithic Periods had been facilitated to support Kahramanmaras on the north end of Levant. The Paleolithic findings of Amuq Plain and Ucagizh Cave-Samandag in Hatay are shown that it's transferred Paleolithic cultures from Levant to Anatolia by a ways of Gaziantep and Adiyaman subsidence area and/or Islahiye-Maras Basin. It is also being ecological niche of Hatay and Kahramanmaras had facilitated to development of prehistoric cultures in that era. However, structures of Dicle and Firat Basins have great deals of prehistoric settlements are facilitated to find, it is also extremely important for prehistoric archaeology in above mentioned area.