in the light of new finds DP 2010 ABSTRACT – In this study, findings from the site at Hamzan Tepe will be evaluated, and the similarities and dissimilarities emphasized by a comparison with the nearby PPN sites. In particular, the focus is on the unearthing of two round planned buildings by treasure hunters as a new discovery and the presence of these two building as the first round planned civic architecture elements in the Urfa region.

The site at Hamzan Tepe – which was first discovered in 2000 during the Sanlıurfa Culture Inventory – lies within the city boundaries of Sanlıurfa (formerly Urfa and in ancient times, Edessa) in south-eastern Turkey as the cornerstone of the FertileCrescent. Hamzan Tepe is now located 10km southof modern Sanlıurfa city center. Like Göbekli Tepe, Karahan Tepe and Sanlıurfa-Yeni Mahalle PPN sites, Hamzan Tepe also lies in the high plateaus on the edge of Harran Plain (Map 1).During surveys of Hamzan Tepe in 2000, pools cutinto the bed rock and plenty of flint stone tools were determined. By means of these findings it is under-stood that this site was

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