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tell

a large mound resulting from the accumulation of rubbish on a long-settled site, esp one with mudbrick buildings, particularly in the Middle East

Tell

William, German name Wilhelm Tell. a legendary Swiss patriot, who, traditionally, lived in the early 14th century and was compelled by an Austrian governor to shoot an apple from his son's head with one shot of his crossbow. He did so without mishap
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Tell

 

a type of archaeological remain in Middle Asia, the Caucasus, and the Near East. A tell is a hill or mound composed of remains of ancient structures and filled with their cultural strata.

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"The urine salt data demonstrate large increases in the scope and intensity of livestock keeping at Asikli Hoyuk over a span of 1,000 years," the study said.
This monograph details the archaeological excavations undertaken by the British Institute of Archeology at Ankara, at Tille Hoyuk in southern Turkey between 1979 and 1990.
Systematic excavations in Yumuktepe Hoyuk first started in 1936 under the supervision of British archeologist John Garstang.
A second star attraction was Catalhoyuk, the well-known Neolithic settlement mound (hoyuk) in Turkey where Ian Hodder of Stanford University is undertaking a neat if traditional context-only excavation, enhanced by on-site interpretation ('at the trowel's edge') and seasoned with a wealth of post-processual cogitation (see also Stuart Campbell's review on p.
46 In which country have major excavations been going on for many years at Catal Hoyuk, the world's biggest known Neolithic settlement?
ANALYSIS OF THE FAUNAL REMAINS FROM THE CENTRAL AREA EXCAVATION OF HACIMUSALAR HOYUK. Jefferson Keith, Dept.
At Kazane Hoyuk, just south of the town of Sanliurfa, a joint Turkish-American team has discovered traces of a Sumerian city which they have dated to around 2600 BC.
In Anatolia, however, plastered skulls (i.e., cranium and mandible) predominate, for example, among the adult specimens from Kosk Hoyuk in Central Anatolia (Bonogofsky 2005).
Douglas Baird moves us to Catal Hoyuk and its place in its regional system.
MERSIN, Aug 2, 2009 (TUR) -- An 8,000 year-old skeleton was found during the excavations carried out in Yumuktepe Hoyuk of the southern Mersin province, one of the oldest residential areas in Anatolia.