Explorative fieldwork has shown that buildings which were used in recent periods in addition to prehistoric settlements, such as mounds and caves, though no less culturally significant than the more visible late period sites and even though they are not visually appealing for tourism revenue in the modern sense, have been intensely damaged. Based on this finding, an annual report called “Archaeological Destruction in Turkey” was prepared in Turkish and in English. Covering the present survey area, the report was sent to 600 related persons and institutions at home and abroad following a press conference. Data on the causes, types, and distribution of the destruction were categorized and published for the use of the scientific and administrative communities.
48 s, s/b resimler, İngilizce.