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BURCU ERCIYAS (METU) - Settlement History at Komana from the Late Antique through the Ottoman Period


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Archaeological explorations at Komana, 10 km northeast of Tokat began in 2004 with surveys. Since 2009 excavations have been conducted at various parts of the site, mainly concentrating on the hill named Hamamtepe. The site is best known as a sanctuary dedicated to Ma during the Hellenistic period, however, it continued its existence into the Roman and Byzantine periods. The excavations revealed a very prominent site from the Late Antique through the Danishmendid/Seljukid period. The settlement became the administrative center for one of the nahiyes of Tokat in the Ottoman period.