Liman Tepe: Anatolia's Gateway to the Aegean during the 3rd Millennium BC

Şahoğlu V., Erkanal H., Gündoğan Ü., Tuğcu İ., İncirlili M.

in: Anatolia during the 3rd Millennium BC, M. Işıklı – E. Fidan – A. Türker – M. A. Yılmaz, Editor, Ege Yayınları, İstanbul, pp.169-180, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: Ege Yayınları
  • City: İstanbul
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-180
  • Editors: M. Işıklı – E. Fidan – A. Türker – M. A. Yılmaz, Editor
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


Liman Tepe is a prehistoric harbour settlement located on the northern coast of the Urla Peninsula in Izmir. The site was inhabited probably from the Neolithic until the end of the Late Bronze Age and continued to be settled during the Classical ages as Klazomenai until it became today’s İskele quarter of Urla. Liman Tepe is a coastal settlement which reflects close contacts with the Cyclades at least from the 5th millennium BC onwards. These contacts reach a peak point during the 3rd millennium BC, when the settlement transformed into a regional hub and a key site for the maritime interconnections around the Aegean. This international character

of the site continued until into modern times.