EASTERN NECROPOLIS OF CYME: TRANSITION FROM CREMATION TO INHUMATION AND GRAVE TYPES


ATİLA C.

MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHAEOMETRY, vol.19, no.1, pp.121-131, 2019 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5281/zenodo.2586001
  • Title of Journal : MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHAEOMETRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-131

Abstract

The ancient city of Cyme, located in the Aliaga district of Izmir, was a member of the Aiolis Union and was founded by immigrants from Greece at the end of the second millennium BC. In three separate periods, excavations were carried out in the necropolis in the east of the city and a total of 343 graves were uncovered. These graves dating from the eighth century BC to the first century AD show the process of transition from the practice of cremation to inhumation and provide information about burial customs and grave types. Nine different grave types were used for burials.