Characterisation of Dorylaion (Turkey) pottery sherds from Hittite period

KARA A., Darga M., AY N., AYAS E., Sivas T., SİVAS H.

Proceedings of the 8th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, İstanbul, Turkey, 29 June - 03 July 2003, vol.264-268, pp.2387-2390 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 264-268
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2387-2390
  • Keywords: Dorylaion, Hittite, SEM, Sherds, XRD
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, representative samples were taken from eleven pottery sherds of Hittite period recovered during the archaeological excavations of different years in the ancient city Dorylaion, which is nowadays called as Sarhöyük (Eskisehir/Turkey). The similarities and differences of the samples were evaluated from the microstructural and microchemical characterisation point of view using powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. Energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) attached to SEM was also employed for qualitative and semi-quantitative analysis. The morphological and compositional features of each item were then compared; conclusions were drawn.