Karayün Höyük

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Karayün Höyük is an archaeological site located in the province of Kütahya in western Turkey. It is believed to have been occupied from the Neolithic period (7000-5500 BC) through the Late Bronze Age (1700-1200 BC). The site was first excavated in the 1950s and has since been the subject of numerous archaeological investigations. The earliest levels of the site are associated with the Neolithic period and have yielded evidence of domestic structures, pottery, stone tools, and bone tools. In the later levels of the site, evidence of copper smelting and metalworking has been found, suggesting that Karayün Höyük was an important center for metal production in the Late Bronze Age. In addition to the evidence of metalworking, other artifacts from this period include ceramic vessels, jewelry, and figurines. The site also contains a large number of graves, which have provided archaeologists with valuable information about burial practices in the region during the Late Bronze Age. In addition, the site contains evidence of an extensive water management system, which suggests that Karayün Höyük was a well-developed settlement.